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This group wants Clinton to face a deposition

From the Washington Examiner: Judicial Watch, which is presently engaged in several Freedom of Information Act lawsuits against the State Department, requested permission to conduct a deposition with Clinton because its sessions with her former staff members shed little light on the reason her private email server was set up…

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Judge sets hearing on demand for Hillary Clinton deposition

From Politico: After Judicial Watch made the request Friday afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan almost immediately ordered the government to respond by Tuesday and he set a hearing on the issue for July 18. That happens to be the first day of the Republican National Convention and a…

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FBI Warns: Louisiana Law Enforcement Beware of Riots, Protests & ‘Purges’ of Police Officers

From Breitbart: In the SIR, the FBI quotes social media postings, such as: “Baton Rouge Purge starts July 9 12 am end 5 am July 10” and “Rule 1: Kill Every Police. Copy and Paste so no one in your family be purge.” Judicial Watch, the Washington-based government watchdog received…

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Corrine Brown indicted on 24 federal counts

From News 4 Jax: Brown, 69, of Jacksonville and her chief of staff, Elias “Ronnie” Simmons, 50, of Laurel, Maryland, were charged in a 24-count indictment with participating in a conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, multiple counts of mail and wire fraud, concealing material facts on required financial…

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FBI chief’s testimony about Clinton emails torpedoes the bureau’s reputation

From Fox News: Did Hillary Clinton lie to Congress about her email practices? Not part of the investigation. Did she conceal and illegally remove federal records? Not part of the investigation. And no word on the pay-for-play schemes with the Clinton Foundation and its donors. How did the classified material…

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Hillary Clinton’s E-Mail Case Will Live on in Civil Suits

From Time: State has released tens of thousands of Clinton’s emails in response to FOIA suits from private groups and members of the media over the last two years. Department officials say they will work to recover from the FBI any new documents that have emerged through the investigation. “As…

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Email Case May Complicate Clinton Aides’ Pursuit of Security Clearance

From The New York Times: Though Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch formally affirmed on Wednesday that the Justice Department would not seek criminal charges against anyone in the email case, fallout from the matter is sure to affect several dozen State Department advisers who, records show, facilitated Mrs. Clinton’s unorthodox…

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FBI’s Comey is complicit in Clinton email scandal

From The Hill: Then just over 48 hours later (no doubt Mr. Comey spent the weekend carefully examining a year’s worth of interview transcripts), the proverbial stake was driven through the heart of any remaining faith and confidence in the public’s concept of “equal justice under law” or in Mr.…

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A federal court may have just added to Clinton’s email woes in a big way

From The Washington Post: The D.C. Circuit held in its decision that work email stored privately is still subject to Freedom of Information Act requests. The whole point of FOIA, the court said, is to provide transparency on public officials’ behavior while in office. Circumventing that by hosting government documents…

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AP Fact Check: Hillary Clinton Email Claims Collapse Under FBI Investigation

From the Associated Press: THE FACTS: Clinton has separately clung to her rationale that there were no classification markings on her emails that would have warned her and others not to transmit the sensitive material. But the private system did, in fact, handle emails that bore markings indicating they contained…

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Congress summons FBI chief to explain email decision

From WND: Former U.S. Attorney Joseph di Genova and Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said they believe Clinton will not be exonerated in the court of public opinion and that the perception that she received politically motivated preferential treatment from a Democratic administration will dog her for the remainder of…

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Huma Abedin admits that Clinton burned daily schedules

From the New York Post: Abedin made the surprising admission in response to a question about document destruction at the Department of State. A lawyer for Judicial Watch asked: “And during your tenure at the State Department, were you aware of your obligation not to delete federal records or destroy…

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State Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy: Clinton private email use struck ‘no bells’

From The Washington Post: Kennedy has been in charge of records management at the State Department since 2012; he has been under secretary for management since 2007. He answered questions posed by lawyers for the conservative legal group Judicial Watch, which sued the department in 2013 under FOIA. The group…

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Lynch takes bipartisan heat for private meeting with Bill Clinton

From Fox News: Republicans have called for an independent prosecutor, saying the Justice Department under a Democratic president should not be investigating a Democratic presidential candidate. Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch called for the DOJ Office of the Inspector General to investigate what it called an “outrageous abuse of the

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Huma Abedin dishes: Hillary Clinton set up private server before secretary term

From The Washington Times: Ms. Abedin, who was a deputy chief of staff for Mrs. Clinton at the State Department, testified for several hours, detailing her own use of an account on Mrs. Clinton’s secret server and her subsequent efforts to get right with laws requiring all official business to…

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Abedin admits Clinton ‘couldn’t do her job’ right with private server

From the New York Post: “We should talk about putting you on state [department] email or releasing your email address to the department so you are not going to spam,” Abedin recommended after the meeting fiasco. “I remember looking for solutions whenever there were challenges with communications,” Abedin said under…

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Clinton’s Private E-Mail Use Said to Frustrate Top Aide Huma Abedin

From Bloomberg: The deposition was conducted as part of a lawsuit brought by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which sued the State Department under FOIA in 2013 to obtain access to records regarding Abedin’s simultaneous employment at the State Department, the Clinton Foundation, and a consultancy that catered to international clients.

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New analysis shows 160 emails missing from Clinton’s disclosure to State

From The Washington Post: At least 160 such emails have come to light so far, many of them through public-records lawsuits brought by the conservative group Judicial Watch. In one email released by Judicial Watch on Monday, Clinton queried aide Huma Abedin and another staffer about how her official records…

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Top aide Huma Abedin says decision to use private email server was Clinton’s

From The Washington Post: The aide, Huma Abedin, questioned as part of a public records lawsuit brought by the conservative legal group Judicial Watch, said she and her boss were “frustrated” by the episode in which Clinton’s email messages were being blocked by spam filters. As a result, Abedin recommended…

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Huma Abedin Says Clinton’s Email Server Caused Frustration

From The New York Times: Ms. Abedin is the seventh of eight aides and department officials who have now given sworn testimony in a legal proceeding brought by Judicial Watch, a conservative government watchdog organization. The organization’s case began with an inquiry into Ms. Abedin’s special employment status at the…