JUNE 20, 2016
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that the deposition of Bryan Pagliano, the Clinton State Department IT official who reportedly provided support for the Clinton email system, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22. U.S District Court Judge Sullivan recently ruled that Pagliano’s deposition can be videotaped. The video will be kept under court seal for now, but the transcript will be publicly available.
Three depositions of top Clinton aides and State Department officials inquiring into the email system of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are currently scheduled:
June 22 – Bryan Pagliano (State Department Schedule C employee who has been reported to have serviced and maintained the server that hosted the “clintonemail.com” system during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State);
June 28 – Huma Abedin (Mrs. Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff and a senior advisor to Mrs. Clinton throughout her four years as Secretary of State and also had an email account on clintonemail.com);
June 29 – Patrick F. Kennedy (Under Secretary for Management since 2007 and the Secretary of State’s principal advisor on management issues, including technology and information services);
Judge Sullivan granted “discovery” to Judicial Watch on May 4, 2016, into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email system. Judicial Watch also will receive new Clinton email scandal records tomorrow, June 21, from the State Department. Judge Sullivan granted Judicial Watch’s unopposed motion to obtain State Department records referenced in the recent State Department’s Office of the Inspector General report criticizing Clinton’s email practices.
The depositions come in connection with a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff to former Secretary Clinton (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363 )).
The full case history of the Abedin employment lawsuit is accessible on the Judicial Watch website.