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The Four Ways Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal Will Still Haunt Her

From The Daily Beast: Next week, the judge overseeing the case will hold a hearing on whether Clinton must be deposed; he already took the extraordinary step of allowing Judicial Watch to question some of Clinton’s closest aides and advisers, including Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin. All of the interview…

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Conservative group seeks to depose Hillary Clinton over email controversy

From Sinclair Broadcast Group: The conservative group Judicial Watch filed a civil suit under the Freedom of Information Act in July 2014. In May, the group filed a request seeking Clinton’s testimony. This week, Clinton’s lawyers filed papers fighting back – a first for them, according to Politico – calling…

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State Dept. will review and release unseen Clinton emails

From the Associated Press: Also Wednesday, the conservative legal group Judicial Watch said a federal judge would hold a hearing Thursday on the production of all Clinton emails, including the new batch FBI Director James Comey cited last week. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg scheduled the hearing in response…

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‘Disturbing!’ Hillary REFUSES To Testify In Email Scandal Lawsuit

From Radar Online: But Clinton’s lawyers submitted a legal filing on Tuesday, obtained by Politico,in an effort to block Judicial Watch’s request that she testify. Her legal team claimed her testimony was unnecessary as she already testified publicly regarding her email scandal before the House Benghazi Committee in October.

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Clinton doubles down on ‘convenience’ excuse for email server

From the Washington Examiner: “Secretary Clinton has repeatedly stated that the purpose of using the clintonemail.com system was convenience,” lawyers wrote in a 25-page motion submitted in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The case, filed by conservative group Judicial Watch, seeks personnel files related to Huma Abedin, Clinton’s

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Royal treatment: Obama’s travel costs reach $79 million for vacations, fundraisers

From Washington Examiner: “Taxpayers should be incensed that the Secret Service’s resources on wasted to provide security for endless golf excursions, political fundraisers, and luxury vacations,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “President Obama’s travel is a scandal. It’s about his abuse of the office and his abuse of

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State Department to Make Public Unseen Hillary Clinton Emails

The Wall Street Journal: Also Wednesday, the conservative legal group Judicial Watch said a federal judge would hold a hearing Thursday on the production of all of Mrs. Clinton’s emails, including the new batch Mr. Comey cited last week. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg scheduled the hearing in response…

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‘No vacation’ Obama spends $80 million on vacations

From WND: Judicial Watch said Wednesday the information from the Department of Homeland Security shows the Obama family’s August 2015 vacation on Martha’s Vineyard cost taxpayers $465,420.49 in Secret Service expenses alone. “The records were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on November 24, 2015,” the…

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New Ties Emerge Between Clinton And Mysterious Islamic Cleric

From The Daily Caller: In addition to muddying that complex geopolitical dynamic, a 2009 email recently released by Judicial Watch provides yet another example of access being provided to a Clinton campaign and Clinton Foundation donor. In the April 1, 2009 message, a Gulen follower named Gokhan Ozkok asked Clinton…

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Court Hearing Scheduled for Thursday on Vaughn Index of Clinton Emails

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that District Court Judge James E. Boasberg will hold a hearing in the Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit concerning former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s non-state.gov emails, Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687), on Thursday, July 14,…

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Judicial Watch: Obama Travel Cost Taxpayers over $79.5 million

Obama Family’s 2015 Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Cost Taxpayers $465,420 in Secret Service Expenses Alone Obama 2014 and 2015 trips to New York, Washington, California, Rhode Island cost taxpayers an additional $1,226,599.45 in Secret Service expenses (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Department…

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Clinton Lawyer, State Department Move to Prevent Deposition in Emails Suit

The Wall Street Journal: In response to a civil lawsuit against the State Department brought by Judicial Watch, lawyers for the State Department and Mrs. Clinton filed separate briefs asking a judge to reject a proposed deposition of Mrs. Clinton. The Judicial Watch lawsuit concerns access to government records from…

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U.S. attorney general deflects lawmakers’ questions on Clinton emails

From Reuters: Other investigations continue. At least one federal judge is seeking to establish whether Clinton set up the email system to thwart laws governing the public’s access to official records. Judge Emmet Sullivan of the district court in Washington, who is overseeing a lawsuit accusing the State Department of…

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FBI to return thousands of recovered Clinton emails to State Department for potential release

From The Washington Post: The disclosures by the FBI and State on Tuesday came as Clinton’s lawyers opposed a request in a civil lawsuit to question her under oath about her email setup, seeking to quell any lingering controversy after the FBI and Justice Department last week closed out a…

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Hillary Clinton Opposes Deposition Request in Federal Lawsuit

From The Washington Free Beacon: Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group that has been suing the State Department for records from Clinton’s tenure, asked a federal judge last week to allow its attorneys to depose Clinton. The group, which was granted discovery earlier this year, has been seeking to determine…

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Hillary Clinton isn’t done with email probes yet

From the Washington Examiner: A judge left the door open for such a deposition to occur in May when he permitted Judicial Watch to interview a group of aides about the email network with the caveat that questioning Clinton “may be necessary” depending on the information uncovered in the first…

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Judicial Watch Statement on State Department’s and Hillary Clinton’s Opposition to Deposition of Clinton, Finney and Bentel

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the State Department’s and Secretary Clinton’s oppositions to Judicial Watch’s request for permission to depose former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, among others: It is no surprise that neither Hillary Clinton nor the Obama State Department agrees…

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Judge tells Hillary Clinton she has until TUESDAY to explain why she shouldn’t have to testify in federal case about Huma Abedin’s double-dipping job arrangement

From Daily Mail: On Friday, the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch submitted a request for permission to depose Clinton, along with two other current and former government officials, as part of the ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit looking into aide Huma Abedin’s special employment arrangement with the State Department.

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Hillary Clinton will have to testify under oath if federal judge agrees to petition

From The Washington Times: Judicial Watch, which has been pursuing Mrs. Clinton’s emails for years through more than a dozen open-records lawsuits and has already subjected her top aides to depositions, petitioned Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on Friday to order Mrs. Clinton to talk. The group said there are questions…

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Obama calls for unity after cop shootings: ‘This is not who we want to be’

From the New York Post: An FBI bulletin titled “Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers and Riots Planned for 8-10 July 2016,” warned Louisiana law enforcement that “multiple groups are calling for or planning riots and/or violence against law enforcement in Baton Rouge and Shreveport, Louisiana,” according to conservative watchdog group…


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