(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released the deposition transcript of Ambassador Stephen D. Mull, executive secretary of the State Department from June 2010 to October 2012, who suggested that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton be issued a State Department BlackBerry, which would protect her identity and would also be subject to FOIA requests. The Mull transcript is available here. Amb. Mull now serves as the State Department’s lead coordinator for Iran nuclear implementation.
Amb. Mull’s testimony and other discovery arises in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Huma Abedin, former deputy chief of staff to Clinton. The lawsuit was reopened because of revelations about the clintonemail.com system. (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363)). Judge Sullivan ordered that all deposition transcripts be made publicly available.
Mull is among seven depositions of former Clinton top aides and State Department officials that Judicial Watch has scheduled over the next three weeks. The next witness is a State Department official designated by the agency, (30(b)(6)), who will testify Wednesday, June 8.
Former State IT employee Bryan Pagliano had been scheduled to testify today, June 6, but will be rescheduled pending further order of Judge Sullivan who ruled Friday that Pagliano must provide to the court his reported immunity agreement and the legal basis for making Fifth Amendment claims.
Huma Abedin is scheduled to testify on June 28, and top State Department official Patrick Kennedy on June 29.