A conservative watchdog group hoping to compel Hillary Clinton to testify under oath will get a hearing in federal court today. (Washington Examiner)
Judicial Watch announced Tuesday that U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan will hear the case, which stems from a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit regarding the controversial employment status of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who was granted a “special government employee” designation to accept outside employment while she was working at the State Department.
Clinton submitted written testimony under oath in October 2016, but Judicial Watch took issue with her answering that she “does not recall” for multiple questions regarding her Clinton.com, non-state.gov email system.
Judicial Watch also wants to force testimony from John Bentel, the State Department’s former director of information resource management of the executive secretariat, who asserted his right under the Fifth Amendment and did not answer deposition questions.
The watchdog group’s motion additionally seeks to make public audiovisual recordings of the depositions from top Clinton aides and State Department officials, including Abedin and Cheryl Mills.
Clinton’s use of a home email server to conduct government business during her tenure as secretary of state has remained the subject of controversy for over two years.