Media Advisory: Court Hearing Scheduled for Tomorrow on Clinton Email Preservation
Update: The status conference is now scheduled for October 7, 2015, at 2:00 p.m..
Update: The status conference, scheduled for October 1, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., is continued until a date and time to be determined by the Clerk of the Court.
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that Judge Reggie B. Walton set a status conference tomorrow in litigation concerning former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email issue. The court is considering a request from Judicial Watch for a preservation order to protect all emails in the possession of Clinton, her lawyers and her former aides. The issue arises in a lawsuit brought on by Judicial Watch against the U.S. Department of State. Judicial Watch’s preservation order proposal would protect any emails Clinton and her lawyers unilaterally determined to be personal. (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:12-cv-02034)).
Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 10:30 am ET
Location: U.S. District Court
District of Columbia
This lawsuit was reopened after the disclosure of new records from Clinton non-government email system, the first time in history a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit had ever been reopened.
The Judicial Watch lawsuit seeks documents regarding the State Department’s production and dissemination of an advertisement intended to air in Pakistan entitled “A Message from the President of the United States Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.” The advertisement was seen as an apology for the Internet video that President Obama, then-Secretary of State Clinton, and other administration officials falsely blamed for inspiring “spontaneous demonstrations” resulting in the attack on the U.S. Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, Libya.