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JW v State Bentel testimony 01363

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Transcript John Arthur Bentel
Date: October 24, 2016
Case: Judicial Watch, Inc. -v- U.S. Department State
Planet Depos, LLC
Phone: 888-433-3767
Fax: 888-503-3767
Email: transcripts@planetdepos.com
Internet: www.planetdepos.com
Worldwide Court Reporting Interpretation Trial Services THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT COLUMBIA
JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.,
Plaintiff, Civil Action No.
U.S. DEPARTMENT STATE, 13-cv-1363(EGS)
Defendant.
Videotaped Deposition JOHN ARTHUR BENTEL
Washington,
Monday, October 24, 2016
10:01 a.m.
Job No.:
121788
Reported by:
Debra Whitehead
Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016
Videotaped Deposition JOHN ARTHUR BENTEL, held the offices of:
BAKER BOTTS, L.L.P.
The Warner
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Washington, 20004-2400
(202) 639-7700
Pursuant notice, before Debra Whitehead,
Approved Reporter the United States District Court
and Notary Public the District Columbia.
PLANET DEPOS
888.433.3767 WWW.PLANETDEPOS.COM
Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016 BEHALF PLAINTIFF:
MICHAEL BEKESHA, ESQUIRE
JAMES PETERSON, ESQUIRE
PAUL ORFANEDES, ESQUIRE
JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
425 Third Street,
Suite 800
Washington, 20024
(202) 646-5172 BEHALF DEFENDANT:
STEVEN MYERS, ESQUIRE
MARCIA BERMAN, ESQUIRE
U.S. DEPARTMENT JUSTICE
CIVIL DIVISION Massachusetts Avenue,
Washington, 20530
(202) 514-2205
PLANET DEPOS
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Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016 BEHALF DEFENDANT:
ALISON WELCHER, ESQUIRE
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT STATE
OFFICE THE LEGAL ADVISOR
2201 Street,
Washington, 20520
(202) 647-6371 BEHALF THE WITNESS:
JAMIE LYNN, ESQUIRE
KYLE CLARK, ESQUIRE
BAKER BOTTS, L.L.P.
The Warner
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Washington, 20004-2400
(202) 639-7700
ALSO PRESENT:
DEREK FOX, Video Specialist
THOMAS FITTON, President, Judicial Watch
PLANET DEPOS
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Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016
EXAMINATION JOHN ARTHUR BENTEL Mr. Bekesha
PAGE
(None marked)
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Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016
VIDEO SPECIALIST:
10:00:37
Here begins Tape Number
10:00:37 the videotaped deposition John Bentel
10:00:43
the matter Judicial Watch, Inc., versus U.S.
10:00:48
Department State; the United States District
10:00:53
Court for the District Columbia; Civil Action
10:00:57
Number 13-cv-1363.
10:01:00
Todays date October 24th, 2016.
time the video monitor 10:01.
The
The
10:01:08
10:01:13
videographer today Derek Fox, representing Planet
10:01:18
Depos.
10:01:21
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest, Washington, DC.
Would counsel please voice-identify
themselves and state whom they represent.
MR. BEKESHA:
10:01:27
10:01:31
10:01:36
10:01:38
10:01:40
MR. ORFANEDES:
Paul Orfanedes, Judicial
Watch.
10:01:41
10:01:43
MR. PETERSON:
Michael Bekesha, behalf Judicial Watch.
This video deposition taking place
James Peterson, Judicial
Watch.
10:01:43
10:01:46
MR. FITTON:
Tom Fitton, President,
Judicial Watch.
PLANET DEPOS
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10:01:46
10:01:48
Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016
MR. LYNN:
behalf third-party deponent John Bentel.
MR. CLARK:
Jamie Lynn with Baker Botts,
Kyle Clark, behalf Baker
Botts.
10:01:50
10:01:50
10:01:54
MR. MYERS:
10:01:48
Steven Myers for the State
10:01:55
Department and for Mr. Bentel his official
10:01:57
capacity former State employee.
10:02:00
MS. BERMAN:
Department.
Alison Welcher, for the
State Department.
10:02:06
10:02:06
VIDEO SPECIALIST:
10:02:00
10:02:00
MS. WELCHER:
Marcia Berman, for the State
The court reporter
10:02:06
today Debbie Whitehead, representing Planet
10:02:07
Depos.
10:02:11
Would the reporter please swear the
witness.
10:02:13
JOHN ARTHUR BENTEL,
10:02:11
having been duly sworn, testified follows:
EXAMINATION COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF MR. BEKESHA:
10:02:13
10:02:20
10:02:20
10:02:20
Good morning, Mr. Bentel.
10:02:24
Good morning.
10:02:26
PLANET DEPOS
888.433.3767 WWW.PLANETDEPOS.COM
Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016 name Michael Bekesha.
10:02:26
attorney for Judicial Watch, and here ask you
10:02:28
some questions about one Judicial Watchs Freedom
10:02:32 Information Act lawsuits against the State
10:02:34
Department.
Specifically, questions surrounding the
10:02:35
creation, purpose, and use the Clinton e-mail.com
10:02:37
system then Secretary State Hillary Clinton
10:02:40
and Huma Abedin conduct official government
10:02:43
business.
10:02:46
Before begin, could you please state
and spell your full name, for the record.
10:02:49
Full name John Arthur Bentel.
spelled J-O-H-N.
Its
10:02:51
Bentel,
10:02:54
B-E-N-T-E-L.
Arthur A-R-T-H-U-R.
Thank you.
10:02:47
10:03:00
Also before begin, would
like just over few ground rules.
counsel might have already talked you about them,
10:03:06
but these rules will help the deposition little
10:03:08
bit more smoothly.
10:03:10
Your
10:03:02 you dont hear one questions,
10:03:04
10:03:12
please let know, and Ill happy repeat it.
10:03:14 you dont understand one questions, also
10:03:16
PLANET DEPOS
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Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016
please let know, and can try make myself
10:03:19
clearer.
10:03:22 also important that you respond out
10:03:22
loud, opposed shaking your head even
10:03:24
gestures, because the court reporter cannot record
10:03:27
those sorts things.
10:03:30
Finally, important that you wait
10:03:31
until done speaking, asking question.
your counsel the State Departments attorney
10:03:36
makes any objections, wait until theyre done
10:03:38
objecting.
10:03:41
responses down everybody speaking once.
10:03:46
With that out the way, when did you
10:03:48
The court reporter cant get get
10:03:33
become Director the Executive Secretariat
10:03:50
Information Resource Management?
10:03:53 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:03:58 answer that question and invoke Fifth
10:04:01
Amendment rights.
10:04:05
Okay.
And prior becoming director, you
were deputy director.
Correct? advice from legal counsel, decline answer that question and invoke Fifth
PLANET DEPOS
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10:04:05
10:04:08
10:04:15
10:04:19
Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016
Amendment rights.
10:04:24
The Executive Secretariat Information
10:04:24
Resource Management common commonly referred
10:04:26 S/ES-IRM.
10:04:28
Correct? advice from legal counsel, decline
10:04:35 answer that question and invoke Fifth
10:04:38
Amendment rights.
10:04:43
Department?
10:04:47
10:04:48
What the role S/ES-IRM the State advice from legal counsel, decline
10:04:43 answer that question and invoke Fifth
10:04:50
Amendment rights.
10:04:54
How many staff reported you?
10:04:54 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:04:58 answer that question and invoke Fifth
10:05:01
Amendment rights.
10:05:04
And who did you report to?
10:05:04 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:05:09 answer that question and invoke Fifth
10:05:12
Amendment rights.
10:05:15 fair say that your most important
client was the Secretary State?
PLANET DEPOS
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10:05:15
10:05:18
Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:05:21 answer that question and invoke Fifth
10:05:24
Amendment rights.
10:05:27
From S/ES-IRMs perspective, when did
Secretary Clintons transition begin? advice from legal counsel, decline
10:05:27
10:05:33
10:05:35 answer that question and invoke Fifth
10:05:37
Amendment rights.
10:05:41
And what was your involvement the
10:05:41
transition?
10:05:44
10:05:45 advice from legal counsel, decline answer that question and invoke Fifth
10:05:47
Amendment rights.
10:05:51
And what was S/ES-IRMs involvement the
transition?
10:05:55
10:05:57 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:05:51 answer that question and invoke Fifth
10:05:59
Amendment rights.
10:06:02
While you were director, were employees
10:06:02
required request e-mail address when they
10:06:06
began their employment the State Department?
10:06:09 advice from legal counsel, decline
PLANET DEPOS
888.433.3767 WWW.PLANETDEPOS.COM
10:06:12
Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:06:14
Amendment rights.
10:06:19 whom specifically did employees request
e-mail addresses from?
10:06:20
10:06:23 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:06:25 answer that question and invoke Fifth
10:06:27
Amendment rights.
10:06:30
Either during her trans during her
10:06:30
transition, did Mrs. Clinton any her staff
10:06:35
representatives request e-mail address from the
10:06:38
State Department?
10:06:40 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:06:42 answer that question and invoke Fifth
10:06:45
Amendment rights.
10:06:48
Did you any your staff ask Secretary
10:06:48
Clinton any her staff representatives
10:06:53
whether she wanted e-mail address?
10:06:55
MR. MYERS:
Objection.
Foundation.
Compound.
10:06:59
10:07:00
You may answer the question.
10:07:01 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:07:04 answer that question and invoke Fifth
PLANET DEPOS
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10:07:06
Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016
Amendment rights.
10:07:11
During this period did you your staff
10:07:11
ask Secretary Clinton any her staff
10:07:13
representatives whether she was planning use
10:07:16
e-mail conduct official government business?
10:07:19
MR. MYERS:
Objection.
Vague and
compound.
10:07:22
10:07:23
You may answer the question.
10:07:24 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:07:26 answer that question and invoke Fifth
10:07:28
Amendment rights.
10:07:34
During this period did you your staff
10:07:34
ask Secretary Clinton any her staff
10:07:36
representatives whether she was planning use
10:07:38
e-mail communicate with State Department
10:07:42
employees?
10:07:43
MR. MYERS:
Objection.
Vague and
compound.
10:07:44
10:07:46
You may answer the question.
10:07:47 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:07:48 answer that question and invoke Fifth
10:07:51
Amendment rights.
10:07:55
PLANET DEPOS
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Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016 any point during Mrs. Clintons tenure,
10:07:55
did you speak anyone the State Department
10:08:00
about Secretary Clintons use e-mail?
10:08:03 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:08:06 answer that question and invoke Fifth
10:08:08
Amendment rights.
10:08:12 you know Lee Purcell?
10:08:12 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:08:17 answer that question and invoke Fifth
10:08:19
Amendment rights.
10:08:22 you recall receiving memo from
10:08:22
Mr. Purcell entitled, Secretary Residential
10:08:26
Installation Hot Wash?
10:08:29 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:08:31 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:08:34
Amendment rights.
10:08:37
This memorandum refers server located the basement telephone closet.
this reference to?
MR. MYERS:
Objection. you know what
10:08:38
10:08:41
10:08:44
Vague.
10:08:46
You may answer the question.
10:08:48 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:08:50
PLANET DEPOS
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Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:08:52
Amendment rights.
10:08:54
Did you any point know what the
10:08:55
reference server located the basement
10:09:01
telephone closet was?
10:09:04 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:09:07 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:09:09
Amendment rights.
10:09:12
Did you speak Mr. Purcell anyone
else about this memo? advice from legal counsel, decline
10:09:13
10:09:16
10:09:18 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:09:20
Amendment rights.
10:09:23
Did you speak did you ask anyone the
State Department about the server? advice from legal counsel, decline
10:09:23
10:09:27
10:09:30 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:09:32
Amendment rights.
10:09:36
Was Secretary Clinton ever assigned
e-mail address? advice from legal counsel, decline answer the question and invoke Fifth
PLANET DEPOS
888.433.3767 WWW.PLANETDEPOS.COM
10:09:36
10:09:40
10:09:42
10:09:44
Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016
Amendment rights.
10:09:48
Was Secretary Clinton using e-mail
conduct official government business?
MR. MYERS:
Objection.
Foundation.
10:09:48
10:09:52
10:09:54
You may answer the question.
10:09:56 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:09:58 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:10:02
Amendment rights.
10:10:05
Was Secretary Clinton using e-mail
communicate with State Department employees?
MR. MYERS:
Objection.
Foundation.
10:10:05
10:10:09
10:10:12
You may answer the question.
10:10:13 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:10:16 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:10:18
Amendment rights.
10:10:21 any point during Secretary Clintons
10:10:22
tenure, did you ask anyone whether Secretary Clinton
10:10:26
was using e-mail conduct official government
10:10:28
business?
10:10:31 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:10:32 answer that question and invoke Fifth
10:10:34
Amendment rights.
10:10:38
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Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016 any point Mrs. Secretary
10:10:39
Clintons tenure, did you ask anyone whether
10:10:42
Secretary Clinton was using BlackBerry conduct
10:10:44
official government business?
10:10:47 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:10:49 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:10:52
Amendment rights.
10:10:55 any point Secretary Clintons
10:10:55
tenure, did you discuss with anyone the State
10:10:58
Department whether Secretary Clinton was using
10:11:00
e-mail conduct official government business?
10:11:02 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:11:05 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:11:08
Amendment rights.
10:11:10 any point Secretary Clintons
10:11:11
tenure, did you discuss with anyone the State
10:11:14
Department whether Secretary Clinton was using
10:11:17
BlackBerry conduct official government business?
10:11:18 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:11:21 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:11:24
Amendment rights.
10:11:27 you know Christopher Butzgy?
PLANET DEPOS
888.433.3767 WWW.PLANETDEPOS.COM
10:11:28
Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:11:32 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:11:34
Amendment rights.
10:11:37
Did Mr. Butzgy report you?
10:11:37 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:11:42 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:11:44
Amendment rights.
10:11:47
Did Mr. Butzgy ever discuss Secretary
Clintons use e-mail with you? advice from legal counsel, decline
10:11:47
10:11:52
10:11:54 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:11:57
Amendment rights.
10:12:01
Did Mr. Butzgy about February 27,
10:12:01
2010, discuss with you service request received
10:12:06
related Secretary Clintons e-mail?
10:12:10 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:12:13 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:12:15
Amendment rights.
10:12:18
Did Mr. Butzgy about February 27,
10:12:19
2010, discuss with you service request received
10:12:23
related the e-mail address
10:12:27
HDR22@Clintonemail.com?
10:12:33
PLANET DEPOS
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Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:12:33 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:12:36
Amendment rights.
10:12:39
Did you discuss with anyone the State
10:12:39
Department service request Mr. Butzgy received
10:12:42
related Secretary Clintons use e-mail?
10:12:45 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:12:49 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:12:53
Amendment rights.
10:12:55
Did you discuss with anyone the State
10:12:55
Department service request Mr. Butzgy received
10:12:59
related the e-mail address
10:13:03
HDR22@Clintonemail.com?
10:13:07 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:13:07 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:13:10
Amendment rights.
10:13:13 you know who Cindy Almodovar is?
10:13:14 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:13:20 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:13:22
Amendment rights.
10:13:25
Did Ms. Almodovar report you?
10:13:26 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:13:30
PLANET DEPOS
888.433.3767 WWW.PLANETDEPOS.COM
Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:13:32
Amendment rights.
10:13:36 about December 17th, 2010, did you
10:13:36
receive e-mail from Ms. Almodovar concerning
10:13:48
Secretary Clintons e-mail difficulties?
10:13:51 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:13:54 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:13:57
Amendment rights.
10:14:00
serve?
Are you part the SES-IRM_tech list
10:14:00
10:14:11 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:14:12 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:14:15
Amendment rights.
10:14:19
Were you part the SES-IRM_FO-MGT list
serve e-mail group?
10:14:19
10:14:27 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:14:29 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:14:31
Amendment rights.
10:14:35 e-mail dated December 17, 2010,
10:14:35
Ms. Almodovar stated, have contact with the
10:14:43
Clinton e-mail site.
10:14:47 actually now works for State, but apparently
His name Bryan Pagliano and
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Conducted October 24, 2016
set all this up.
Did you ever discuss this e-mail with
Ms. Almodovar? advice from legal counsel, decline
10:14:54
10:14:56
10:14:59
10:15:02 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:15:05
Amendment rights.
10:15:08
Did you discuss this e-mail with anyone
the State Department? advice from legal counsel, decline
10:15:08
10:15:11
10:15:13 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:15:16
Amendment rights.
10:15:19
What did you think when you read this
e-mail?
10:15:19
10:15:21 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:15:22 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:15:25
Amendment rights.
10:15:29
Did you discuss with anyone the State
10:15:29
Department December 2010 changing anti-phishing
10:15:32
filters enable the State Department e-mail
10:15:36
sent received Clintonemail.com?
10:15:39 advice from legal counsel, decline answer the question and invoke Fifth
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10:15:42
10:15:46
Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016
Amendment rights.
10:15:49 August 2011 did Secretary Clinton
10:15:49
decide use State Department BlackBerry and
10:15:53
e-mail account e-mail with State Department
10:15:56
employees?
10:15:58 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:15:59 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:16:02
Amendment rights.
10:16:05 response e-mail from Monica
10:16:05
Hanley August 30th, 2011, you wrote, actually
10:16:09
have account previously set up, SSHRC@State.gov.
10:16:13
There are some old e-mails, but none since January
10:16:19
2011.
10:16:22 could get rid them.
What was the e-mail address
SSHRC@State.gov that you reference that e-mail?
MR. MYERS:
Objection.
Vague.
10:16:25
10:16:28
10:16:32
You may answer the question.
10:16:33 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:16:35 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:16:38
Amendment rights.
10:16:42
When was the SSHRC@State.gov e-mail
account created?
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10:16:43
10:16:48
Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:16:48 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:16:51
Amendment rights.
10:16:54
Why was that e-mail address created?
10:16:54 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:16:58 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:17:01
Amendment rights.
10:17:04
Was that e-mail account ever used?
10:17:04 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:17:07 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:17:11
Amendment rights.
10:17:14
What were those old e-mails that e-mail
account?
10:17:14
10:17:17 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:17:19 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:17:22
Amendment rights.
10:17:25 that August 30th, 2011, e-mail, you
10:17:25
also wrote, You should aware that any e-mail
10:17:29
would through the departments infrastructure and
10:17:32
subject FOIA searches.
10:17:35
What did you mean that?
10:17:37 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:17:38
PLANET DEPOS
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Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:17:41
Amendment rights.
10:17:44
Why did you inform Ms. Hanley that the
e-mail would subject FOIA? advice from legal counsel, decline
10:17:44
10:17:47
10:17:50 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:17:53
Amendment rights.
10:17:56
Why did you think that Ms. Hanley needed made aware that? advice from legal counsel, decline
10:17:56
10:17:59
10:18:02 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:18:05
Amendment rights.
10:18:08
You concluded that August 30th, 2011,
10:18:08
e-mail with, Let know any questions and what
10:18:13
you would like do.
10:18:17
What did you mean that?
10:18:19 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:18:20 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:18:23
Amendment rights.
10:18:26
Did you have any followup conversations
with Ms. Hanley? advice from legal counsel, decline
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10:18:35
Amendment rights.
10:18:37
Did you discuss this issue with anyone
the State Department?
MR. MYERS:
10:18:37
10:18:41
Objection.
Vague.
10:18:42
You may answer the question.
10:18:43 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:18:46 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:18:48
Amendment rights.
10:18:52
Were any action items taken after this
e-mail conversation?
MR. MYERS:
10:18:52
10:18:57
Objection.
Vague.
10:18:59
You may answer the question.
10:19:00 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:19:02 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:19:06
Amendment rights.
10:19:08 S/ES-IRM director, what were your
10:19:08
responsibilities with respect the Freedom
10:19:13
Information Act?
10:19:16 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:19:17 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:19:19
Amendment rights.
10:19:22
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What were the responsibilities your
10:19:23
office with respect the Freedom Information
10:19:26
Act?
10:19:28 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:19:29 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:19:32
Amendment rights.
10:19:35
Were you ever asked help facilitate the
10:19:35
search Secretary Clintons e-mails response
10:19:38 FOIA request?
10:19:41 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:19:43 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:19:45
Amendment rights.
10:19:48
Did the State Department receive FOIA
requests for Secretary Clintons e-mail?
MR. MYERS:
Objection.
Foundation.
10:19:48
10:19:52
10:19:54
You may answer the question.
10:19:56 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:19:58 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:20:01
Amendment rights.
10:20:03 you know Clarence Finney?
10:20:03 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:20:07 answer the question and invoke Fifth
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Conducted October 24, 2016
Amendment rights.
Did you ever speak Mr. Finney about
10:20:13
Mrs. Clintons use e-mail conduct official
10:20:17
government business?
10:20:21
10:20:13 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:20:22 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:20:25
Amendment rights.
10:20:30
Did you ever speak Mr. Finney about
10:20:31
Mrs. Clinton about Secretary Clintons use
10:20:35
BlackBerry conduct official government business?
10:20:38 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:20:41 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:20:44
Amendment rights.
10:20:46
Did Mr. Finney ever ask you whether
10:20:47
Secretary Clinton had was using State
10:20:51
Department e-mail account?
10:20:54 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:20:56 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:20:59
Amendment rights.
10:21:02
Did Mr. Finney ever ask you whether
10:21:02
Secretary Clinton had was using State
10:21:05
Department BlackBerry?
10:21:08
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10:21:12
Amendment rights.
10:21:15
Did Mr. Finney ever ask any your staff
10:21:15
whether Secretary Clinton had was using State
10:21:20
Department e-mail account?
10:21:23
MR. MYERS:
Objection.
Foundation.
10:21:25
You may answer the question.
10:21:26 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:21:28 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:21:31
Amendment rights.
10:21:34
Did Mr. Finney ever ask any your staff
10:21:35
whether Secretary Clinton had was using State
10:21:38
Department BlackBerry?
10:21:42
MR. MYERS:
Objection.
Foundation.
10:21:43
You may answer the question.
10:21:44 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:21:46 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:21:49
Amendment rights.
10:21:52 you know Bryan Pagliano?
10:21:52 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:21:56 answer the question and invoke Fifth
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Conducted October 24, 2016
Amendment rights.
10:22:02
How you know Mr. Pagliano?
10:22:02 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:22:06 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:22:08
Amendment rights.
10:22:11
Did you ever speak with Mr. Pagliano about
10:22:11
Secretarys Clinton Secretary Clintons use
10:22:22
e-mail?
10:22:25 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:22:26 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:22:29
Amendment rights.
10:22:33 late 2010 did two S/ES-IRM staff
10:22:33
discuss with you concerns about Secretary Clintons
10:22:40
use personal e-mail account?
10:22:42 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:22:44 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:22:47
Amendment rights.
10:22:50
Did staff member raise concerns that
10:22:50
information sent and received Secretary Clintons
10:22:54
account could contain federal records that needed
10:22:57 preserved order satisfy federal
10:23:00
record-keeping requirements?
10:23:03
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Amendment rights.
10:23:10 any time did you tell staff member
10:23:11
that Secretary Clintons personal system had been
10:23:14
reviewed and approved State Department legal
10:23:17
staff and that the matter should not discussed
10:23:19
any further?
10:23:22
10:23:23 advice from legal counsel, decline answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:23:26
Amendment rights.
10:23:29
Was Secretary Clintons e-mail usage
approved the State Departments legal staff? advice from legal counsel, decline
10:23:29
10:23:34
10:23:38 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:23:42
Amendment rights.
10:23:46 any time did you tell staff member
10:23:46
that the mission S/ES-IRM support the
10:23:50
Secretary and instruct the staff member never
10:23:54
speak the Secretarys personal e-mail system
10:23:56
again?
10:23:59 advice from legal counsel, decline
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Amendment rights.
10:24:06
Why did you tell the staff member never
speak the e-mail system again?
MR. MYERS:
Objection.
10:24:06
10:24:09
Foundation.
10:24:12
You may answer the question.
10:24:13 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:24:14 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:24:17
Amendment rights.
10:24:20
According the FBI, you stated that you
10:24:20
knew that Secretary Clinton had personal e-mail
10:24:23
account but that you did not know she was using
10:24:26
for work-related matters.
10:24:29
How you know she had personal e-mail
account?
10:24:30
10:24:32 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:24:34 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:24:36
Amendment rights.
10:24:39
When did you learn that Secretary Clinton
had personal e-mail account?
MR. MYERS:
Objection.
10:24:40
10:24:43
Foundation.
You may answer the question.
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10:24:53
Amendment rights.
10:24:56
What were you told about Secretary
Clintons personal e-mail account?
MR. MYERS:
Objection.
10:24:56
10:25:00
Vague.
10:25:05
You may answer the question.
10:25:07 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:25:08 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:25:10
Amendment rights.
10:25:13
Why did you think Secretary Clinton was
10:25:13
not using her e-mail account for work-related
10:25:16
matters?
10:25:20
MR. MYERS:
Objection.
Foundation.
10:25:21
You may answer the question.
10:25:22 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:25:24 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:25:26
Amendment rights.
10:25:29
Did you know that Secretary Clinton was
10:25:29
e-mailing State Department employees from her e-mail
10:25:32
address?
10:25:35 advice from legal counsel, decline
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Amendment rights.
10:25:43 the director the services for the
10:25:43
principals the State Department, were you not
10:25:48
consulted any way regarding her use personal
10:25:51
e-mail account for official business?
10:25:54
MR. MYERS:
Objection.
Vague.
10:25:56
You may answer the question.
10:25:58 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:26:00 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:26:03
Amendment rights.
10:26:05 you have any knowledge anyone the
10:26:06
State Department who was aware that she exclusively
10:26:09
was using personal e-mail account during her
10:26:13
tenure?
10:26:16 advice from legal counsel, decline
10:26:17 answer the question and invoke Fifth
10:26:20
Amendment rights.
10:26:24
Did you ever communicate with Secretary
Clinton via e-mail? advice from legal counsel, decline answer the question and invoke Fifth
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Amendment rights.
Objection.
10:26:35
Beyond the scope authorized discovery.
10:26:39
10:26:42
You may answer.
10:26:43
MR. LYNN:
Why did you retire?
MR. MYERS:
10:26:35
10:26:43
Ill second the objection and
instruct the witness not answer.
10:26:46
Ill follow the advice.
10:26:47
Are you currently employed?
10:26:48
MR. MYERS:
10:26:50
MR. LYNN:
Ill second the objection and
Has Secretary Clinton anyone associated
with her offered you any future employment?
MR. MYERS:
Objection.
Beyond the scope authorized discovery.
MR. LYNN:
10:26:51
instruct the witness not answer.
Beyond the scope authorized discovery.
Objection.
Ill second the objection and
instruct the witness not answer. Secretary Clinton anyone entity
10:26:52
10:26:54
10:26:56
10:26:59
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10:27:03
10:27:04
10:27:06
10:27:08
associated with her paying your legal bills related
10:27:10 this matter any other matters concerning her
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e-mail usage the State Department?
MR. MYERS:
Beyond the scope authorized discovery.
MR. LYNN:
Objection.
10:27:19
10:27:21
Seconded, and instruct the
witness not answer.
10:27:22
10:27:23
Has Secretary Clinton anyone entity
10:27:25
associated with her provided you with any financial
10:27:28
incentives related this matter any other
10:27:30
matters concerning her e-mail usage the State
10:27:33
Department?
10:27:36
10:27:17
MR. MYERS:
MR. LYNN:
Seconded, and Ill instruct the
Secretary Clinton?
Objection scope.
Seconded.
Ill instruct the
witness not answer.
When was the last time you spoke with
MR. MYERS:
10:27:45
10:27:46
10:27:48
Ms. Abedin?
10:27:42
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MR. MYERS:
MR. LYNN:
10:27:39
10:27:41
When was the last time you spoke with
10:27:37
10:27:38
witness not answer.
Beyond the scope authorized discovery.
Objection.
10:27:49
10:27:51
Same objection.
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MR. LYNN:
Seconded.
Ill instruct the
witness not answer.
10:27:54
When was the last time you spoke with
Ms. Mills?
MR. MYERS:
MR. LYNN:
Same objection.
Ill second the objection and
MR. BEKESHA:
Why dont take about
five-minute break.
record.
10:27:59
10:28:00
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VIDEO SPECIALIST:
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instruct the witness not answer.
10:27:53 are going off the
The time 10:28.
10:28:09
10:28:10 recess was taken.)
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VIDEO SPECIALIST:
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record. are back the
The time 10:33.
MR. BEKESHA:
MR. LYNN:
VIDEO SPECIALIST:
10:33:03 have more questions.
10:33:07 questions from this side.
10:33:10
This marks the end
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the record 10:33. are going off
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Alison
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already
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answer
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anyone
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apparently
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Arthur
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asked
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asking
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assigned
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associated
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attorney
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August
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authorized
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aware
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a.m
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back
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Baker
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basement
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because
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become
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becoming
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been
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before
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began
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begins
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behalf
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Bekesha
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Bentel
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Berman
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bills
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bit
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BlackBerry
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Botts
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break
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Bryan
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cant
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certify
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changing
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Christopher
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Cindy
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Civil
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Clarence
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clearer
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client
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Clinton
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Clintons
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commission
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commonly
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communicate
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compound
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concerning
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concerns
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concluded
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conduct
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consulted
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contact
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contain
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correct
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could
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counsel
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27:16,22 28:6,14 30:6
32:20 33:4,13 35:1,10
departments
9:9 23:19 30:13
deponent
7:2
Depos
6:11 7:14
deposition
1:11 2:1 6:3,11 8:18
36:18 37:3
deputy
Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016
employment
11:21 34:15
enable
21:19
end
36:17
entitled
14:12
entity
34:20 35:6
ESQUIRE
3:3,4,5,13,14 4:3,11,12
even
9:4
ever
15:19 18:8 21:2 23:8
26:7 27:2,8,14,20
28:4,12 29:6 33:19
everybody
9:12
EXAMINATION
5:2 7:19
exclusively
33:13
Executive
9:14 10:2
expires
37:17
e-mail
11:20 12:4,10,17 13:5
13:15 14:3 15:20
16:2,9,18 17:11 18:9
18:15,21 19:6,12 20:4
20:5,15,19,21 21:2,7
21:13,19 22:4,4,9,14
3:1,1 4:1,1,1 5:1,5 6:1
22:15,21 23:4,8,12,17
6:1
23:18 24:4,14 25:11
Either
26:14 27:3,16 28:6
12:8
29:8,14 30:12,20 31:4
else
31:11,14,20 32:5,12
15:10
32:20 33:6,14,20 35:1
employed
35:9
34:9 37:10
e-mailing
employee
32:20
7:7
e-mails
employees
22:12 23:12 26:8
11:19 12:3 13:16 16:10 e-mail.com
22:5 32:20
9:20
Derek
4:21 6:10
difficulties
20:5
direction
37:8
director
9:14,19,20 11:19 25:17
33:3
discovery
34:4,11,17 35:3,12
discuss
17:9,16 18:8,14,20
19:4,10 21:2,7,17
25:3 29:13
discussed
30:7
District
1:1,2 2:12,13 6:5,6
37:22
DIVISION
3:16
done
9:8,10
down
9:12
duly
7:18
during
12:8,8 13:2,12 14:1
16:16 33:14
8:6
3:4
facilitate
26:7
fair
10:21
FBI
31:10
February
18:13,19
federal
29:20,21
few
8:16
Fifth
9:17,22 10:6,11,15,19
11:2,7,12,17 12:1,6
12:13,22 13:10,21
14:5,9,15 15:1,7,12
15:17,22 16:7,14,21
17:6,13,20 18:2,6,11
18:17 19:2,8,15,19
20:1,7,12,17 21:5,10
21:15,22 22:7,19 23:2
23:6,10,15 24:1,6,11
24:18 25:1,8,15,21
26:5,11,18,22 27:6,12
27:18 28:2,10,18,22
29:4,10,16 30:2,10,15
31:1,8,17 32:2,9,17
33:1,10,17,22
filters
21:19
Finally
9:7
financial
35:7 37:11
Finney
26:20 27:2,8,14,20
28:4,12
Fitton
4:22 6:21,21
five-minute
36:9
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34:8
follows
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followup
24:20
foregoing
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former
7:7
Foundation
12:18 16:4,11 26:15
28:7,15 31:5,21 32:14
Fox
4:21 6:10
Freedom
8:3 25:18 26:2
full
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further
30:8
future
34:15
6:1
gestures
9:5
given
37:5
8:16,18 23:19
going
36:10,18
Good
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government
8:8 13:5 16:3,18 17:4
17:11,18 27:4,10
ground
8:16
group
20:15
Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016
5:5
hand
37:13
Hanley
22:10 24:3,8,21
happy
8:21
HDR22@Clintonem...
18:22 19:13
head
9:4
hear
8:20
held
2:1
help
8:18 26:7
here
6:2 8:2
hereby
37:3
hereunto
37:13
Hillary
8:7
Hot
14:13
Huma
8:8
important
9:3,7 10:21
Inc
1:4 3:6 6:4
incentives
35:8
inform
24:3
information
8:4 9:15 10:2 25:19
26:2 29:19
infrastructure
23:19
Installation
14:13
instruct
30:19 34:7,13,19 35:4
35:13,18 36:1,7
interest
37:11
invoke
9:17,22 10:6,11,15,19
11:2,7,12,17 12:1,6
12:13,22 13:10,21
14:5,9,15 15:1,7,12
15:17,22 16:7,14,21
17:6,13,20 18:2,6,11
18:17 19:2,8,15,19
20:1,7,12,17 21:5,10
21:15,22 22:7,19 23:2
23:6,10,15 24:1,6,11
24:18 25:1,8,15,21
26:5,11,18,22 27:6,12
27:18 28:2,10,18,22
29:4,10,16 30:2,10,15
31:1,8,17 32:2,9,17
33:1,10,17,22
involvement
11:9,14
issue
25:3
items
25:10
3:5 4:22
James
3:4 6:19
Jamie
4:11 7:1
January
22:12
Job
1:20
John
1:11 2:1 5:2 6:3 7:2,17
8:12 36:18
Judicial
1:4 3:6 4:22 6:4,16,17
6:19,22 8:2,3
JUSTICE
3:15
J-O-H-N
8:13
knew
31:11
know
8:21 9:1 14:7,18 15:3
17:22 19:17 24:14
26:20 28:20 29:2
31:12,14 32:19
knowledge
33:12
Kyle
4:12 7:3
last
35:15,20 36:3
late
29:12
lawsuits
8:4
learn
31:19
Lee
14:7
legal
4:5 9:16,21 10:5,10,14
10:18 11:1,6,11,16,22
12:5,12,21 13:9,20
14:4,8,14,22 15:6,11
15:16,21 16:6,13,20
17:5,12,19 18:1,5,10
18:16 19:1,7,14,18,22
20:6,11,16 21:4,9,14
21:21 22:6,18 23:1,5
23:9,14,22 24:5,10,17
24:22 25:7,14,20 26:4
26:10,17,21 27:5,11
27:17 28:1,9,17,21
29:3,9,15 30:1,6,9,13
30:14,22 31:7,16 32:1
32:8,16,22 33:9,16,21
34:21
list
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little
8:18
located
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9:4
Lynn
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L.L.P
2:4 4:13
made
24:9
make
9:1
makes
9:10
Management
9:15 10:3
many
10:13
Marcia
3:14 7:8
marked
5:6
marks
36:17
Massachusetts
3:17
matter
6:4 30:7 34:22 35:8
matters
31:13 32:13 34:22 35:9
mean
23:21 24:16
member
29:18 30:4,17,19 31:3
memo
14:11 15:10
memorandum
14:17
Michael
3:3 6:15 8:1
might
8:17
Mills
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mission
30:18
Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016
Monday
1:13
Monica
22:9
monitor
6:9
more
8:19 36:15
morning
7:21,22
most
10:21
Myers
3:13 7:5,5 12:18 13:6
13:17 14:20 16:4,11
22:16 25:5,12 26:15
28:7,15 31:5,21 32:6
32:14 33:7 34:3,10,16
35:2,11,17,22 36:5
myself
9:1
3:1 4:1,1,1 5:1,1 6:1
name
8:1,11,12 20:21
needed
24:8 29:20
neither
37:9
never
30:19 31:3
none
5:6 22:12
Northwest
6:12
notarial
37:14
Notary
2:13 37:1,21
notice
2:11
Number
6:2,7
2:6 3:17 4:6,15
4:1 5:1 6:1
objecting
9:11
objection
12:18 13:6,17 14:20
16:4,11 22:16 25:5,12
26:15 28:7,15 31:5,21
32:6,14 33:7 34:3,6
34:10,12,16,18 35:2
35:11,17,22 36:5,6
objections
9:10
October
1:13 6:8 37:14
offered
34:15
office
4:5 26:2
officer
37:2
offices
2:2
official
7:6 8:8 13:5 16:3,18
17:4,11,18 27:3,10
33:6
Okay
9:19
old
22:12 23:12
once
9:12
one
8:3,20,22
opposed
9:4
order
29:21
Orfanedes
3:5 6:17,17
other
34:22 35:8
otherwise
37:12
out
9:3,13
outcome
37:12
over
8:16
4:20
preserved
29:21
President
4:22 6:21
previously
22:11
principals
33:4
prior
9:19
provided
35:7
Public
2:13 37:1,21
Purcell
14:7,12 15:9
purpose
8:6
Pursuant
2:11
3:1,1 4:1,1 6:1
PAGE
5:2
1:21
Pagliano
20:21 28:20 29:2,6
part
20:9,14
parties
37:10
Paul
3:5 6:17
paying
34:21
question
Pennsylvania
9:8,17,22 10:6,11,15
2:6 4:15 6:12
10:19 11:2,7,12,17
period
12:1,6,13,20,22 13:8
13:2,12
13:10,19,21 14:5,9,15
personal
14:21 15:1,7,12,17,22
29:14 30:5,20 31:11,14
16:5,7,12,14,21 17:6
31:20 32:5 33:5,14
17:13,20 18:2,6,11,17
perspective
19:2,8,15,19 20:1,7
11:4
20:12,17 21:5,10,15
Peterson
21:22 22:7,17,19 23:2
3:4 6:19,19
23:6,10,15 24:1,6,11
place
6:11
24:18 25:1,6,8,13,15
25:21 26:5,11,16,18
Plaintiff
26:22 27:6,12,18 28:2
1:5 3:2 7:19
28:8,10,16,18,22 29:4
Planet
6:10 7:13
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31:1,6,8,17,22 32:2,7
planning
32:9,15,17 33:1,8,10
13:4,14
33:17,22
please
6:13 7:15 8:10,21 9:1
questions
8:3,5,20,22 24:14
point
36:15,16
14:1 15:3 16:16 17:1,8
17:15
PRESENT
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Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016
3:1 4:1,3,11 6:1
raise
29:18
read
21:12
reading
37:8
recall
14:11
receive
20:4 26:13
received
18:14,20 19:5,11 21:20
29:19
receiving
14:11
recess
36:12
record
8:11 9:5 36:11,14,19
36:20 37:5
records
29:20
record-keeping
29:22
reduced
37:7
reference
14:19 15:4 22:15
referred
10:3
refers
14:17
regarding
33:5
related
18:15,21 19:6,12 34:21
35:8 37:10
repeat
8:21
report
10:17 18:4 19:21
reported
1:22 10:13
reporter
2:12 7:12,15 9:5,11
37:1
represent
6:14
representatives
12:10,16 13:4,14
representing
6:10 7:13
request
11:20 12:3,10 18:14,20
19:5,11 26:9
requested
37:9
requests
26:14
required
11:20
requirements
29:22
Residential
14:12
Resource
9:15 10:3
respect
25:18 26:2
respond
9:3
response
22:9 26:8
responses
9:12
responsibilities
25:18 26:1
retire
34:2
reviewed
30:6
rid
22:13
rights
9:18 10:1,7,12,16,20
11:3,8,13,18 12:2,7
12:14 13:1,11,22 14:6
14:10,16 15:2,8,13,18
16:1,8,15,22 17:7,14
17:21 18:3,7,12,18
19:3,9,16,20 20:2,8
20:13,18 21:6,11,16
22:1,8,20 23:3,7,11
23:16 24:2,7,12,19
25:2,9,16,22 26:6,12
26:19 27:1,7,13,19
28:3,11,19 29:1,5,11
29:17 30:3,11,16 31:2
31:9,18 32:3,10,18
33:2,11,18 34:1
role
10:8
rules
8:16,18
34:14,20 35:6,16
Secretarys
29:7
Secretarys
30:20
sent
21:20 29:19
September
37:18
serve
20:10,15
server
14:17 15:4,15
service
18:14,20 19:5,11
3:1 4:1 5:1,5 6:1
services
said
33:3
37:5
SES-IRM_FO-MGT
Same
20:14
35:22 36:5
SES-IRM_tech
satisfy
20:9
29:21
set
say
21:1 22:11 37:13
10:21
shaking
scope
9:4
34:3,10,16 35:2,11,17 SHORTHAND
seal
37:1
37:14
should
search
23:18 30:7
26:8
side
searches
36:16
23:20
signing
second
37:8
34:6,12,18 36:6
since
Seconded
22:12
35:4,13,18 36:1
site
Secretariat
20:21
9:14 10:2
smoothly
Secretary
8:19
8:7 10:22 11:5 12:15
some
13:3,13 14:3,12 15:19 8:3 22:12
16:2,9,16,17 17:1,3,8 sorts
17:10,15,17 18:8,15
9:6
19:6 20:5 22:2 26:8
speak
26:14 27:9,15,21 28:5 14:2 15:9,14 27:2,8
28:13 29:7,13,19 30:5
29:6 30:20 31:4
30:12,19 31:11,19
speaking
32:4,11,19 33:19
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Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016
9:8,12
Specialist
4:21 6:2 7:12 36:10,13
36:17
specifically
8:5 12:3
spell
8:11
spelled
8:13
spoke
35:15,20 36:3
SSHRC@State.gov
22:11,15,21
staff
10:13 12:9,15,16 13:2
13:3,12,13 28:4,12
29:12,18 30:4,7,13,17
30:19 31:3
state
1:7 4:4 6:5,14 7:5,7,8
7:11 8:4,7,10 9:9
10:8,22 11:21 12:11
13:15 14:2 15:15
16:10 17:9,16 19:4,10
20:22 21:8,17,19 22:3
22:4 25:4 26:13
27:15,21 28:5,13 30:6
30:13 32:20 33:4,13
35:1,9
stated
20:20 31:10
States
1:1 2:12 4:4 6:5
stenographically
37:6
Steven
3:13 7:5
Street
3:7 4:6
subject
23:20 24:4
Suite
3:8
support
30:18
surrounding
8:5
3:7
swear
7:15
sworn
7:18
system
8:7 30:5,20 31:4
S/ES-IRM
10:4,8 25:17 29:12
30:18
S/ES-IRMs
11:4,14
4:1 5:1,1,5
take
36:8
taken
25:10 36:12 37:3,6
taking
6:11
talked
8:17
Tape
6:2
telephone
14:18 15:5
tell
30:4,17 31:3
tenure
14:1 16:17 17:2,9,16
33:15
testified
7:18
testimony
37:5,6
Thank
8:15
themselves
6:14
thereafter
37:7
things
9:6
think
21:12 24:8 32:11
Third
3:7
third-party
7:2
THOMAS
4:22
through
23:19
time
6:9 30:4,17 35:15,20
36:3,11,14
today
6:10 7:13
Todays
6:8
told
32:4
Tom
6:21
trans
12:8
transcript
37:4
transition
11:5,10,15 12:9
true
37:4
try
9:1
two
29:12
typewriting
37:7
4:1
under
37:7
understand
8:22
United
1:1 2:12 4:4 6:5
until
9:8,10
usage
30:12 35:1,9
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19:6 22:3 27:3,9 29:7
29:14 33:5
using
16:2,9,18 17:3,10,17
27:15,21 28:5,13
31:12 32:12 33:14
U.S
1:7 3:15 6:4
1:6
Vague
13:6,17 14:20 22:16
25:5,12 32:6 33:7
versus
6:4
via
33:20
video
4:21 6:2,9,11 7:12
36:10,13,17
videographer
6:10
videotaped
1:11 2:1 6:3
voice-identify
6:13
wait
9:7,10
wanted
12:17
Warner
2:5 4:14
Wash
14:13
Washington
1:12 2:7 3:9,18 4:7,16
6:12
Watch
1:4 3:6 4:22 6:4,16,18
6:20,22 8:2
Watchs
8:3
Videotaped Deposition John Arthur Bentel
Conducted October 24, 2016
way
9:13 33:5
Welcher
4:3 7:10,10
WHEREOF
37:13
whether
12:17 13:4,14 16:17
17:2,10,17 27:14,20
28:5,13
Whitehead
1:22 2:11 7:13 37:2
witness
4:10 7:16 34:7,13,19
35:5,14,19 36:2,7
37:13
works
20:22
work-related
31:13 32:12
wrote
22:10 23:18
1:3,9 5:5
1:21 6:3
10:01
1:14 6:9
10:28
36:11
10:33
36:14,19,20
121788
1:20
1299
2:6 4:15 6:12
13-cv-1363
6:7
13-cv-1363(EGS)
1:7
37:18
20:19
17th
20:3
639-7700
2:8 4:17
646-5172
3:10
647-6371
4:8
3:17
20004-2400
2:7 4:16
20024
3:9
2010
5:3
18:14,20 20:3,19 21:18
29:12
2011
800
22:2,10,13 23:17 24:13 3:8
2016
1:13 6:8 37:15
2018
37:18
202
2:8 3:10,19 4:8,17
20520
4:7
20530
3:18
2201
4:6
1:13
24th
6:8 37:14
18:13,19
30th
22:10 23:17 24:13
1:21
425
3:7
514-2205
3:19
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