Once again, the persistence of conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has finally paid off. D.C. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth has granted their request to depose Hillary Clinton about her emails and Benghazi attack documents. Not only that, but he's allowed the depositions of Hillary’s IT technician, her former chief of staff Cheryl Mills, and two other State Department officials.

"I give kudos to Judicial Watch,” House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes said to Tucker Carlson on Monday. “They have been tough. They’ve stayed on this. That’s what we have to do in this town. These people don’t just lie down. They don’t go away. You have to fight them every single step of the way.”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/devin-nunes-hillary-clinton-email-scandal-judicial-watch


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I know my readers get tired of waiting for justice, but persistence is the only way. This case goes back to 2014, when Judicial Watch found out that Susan Rice’s “talking points” for her false statements about Benghazi were actually created by the Obama White House. Recall that it was JW’s lawsuit about Benghazi that led to the discovery of Hillary’s private email server in 2015. Think of it: if JW hadn’t been digging around about Benghazi, Hillary’s use of a private email server to conduct government business would likely have remained a secret forever. There’s so much about The Swamp that would never have come to light. (And who knows what else there is that’s still shrouded in darkness; we’ve seen just the tip of the iceberg.)

So now, in the ongoing case of Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State, Judge Lamberth, on the guiding principle that more information is always better, has opted for more testimony. (Thank you!) It was Judge Lamberth who in 2018 ordered discovery into whether Hillary’s use of a private server was intended to stymie Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests. (I would add that no one knows more about the stymieing of FOIA requests than Judicial Watch.) Lamberth said that the Clinton email system was “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”

Of course, it’s challenging whenever plaintiffs have to show intent. Did Hillary INTEND to circumvent FOIA? It defies reason to think she didn't. Fortunately, Judge Lamberth appears to be an eminently reasonable jurist. To us, it appeared that Hillary had skated away to a wine bar in Chappaqua, but this case has been moving under the radar.

Hillary argued that she had already answered questions and should not have to again, but Judge Lamberth disagreed. “With each passing round of discovery,” he said, “the Court is left with more questions than answers.” He finds it inexplicable that with so many important questions left unanswered, the Justice Department wants to close the case. “The Court is especially troubled by this,” he continued. “To argue that the Court now has enough information to determine whether State conducted an adequate search is preposterous, especially when considering State’s deficient representations regarding the existence of additional Clinton emails.”

My favorite part of the ruling is Judge Lamberth’s comments on Hillary’s ability to recollect: “The Court has considered the numerous times in which Secretary Clinton said she could not recall or remember certain details in her prior interrogatory answers. In a deposition, it is more likely that plaintiff’s counsel could use documents and other testimony to attempt to refresh her recollection. And so, to avoid the unsatisfactory and inefficient outcome of multiple rounds of fruitless interrogatories and move this almost six-year-old case closer to its conclusion, Judicial Watch will be permitted to clarify and further explore Secretary Clinton’s answers IN PERSON AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHE GIVES THEM [emphasis mine]. The Court agrees with Judicial Watch --- it is time to hear directly from Secretary Clinton.”

https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-releases/judicial-watch-victory-federal-court-orders-deposition-of-hillary-clinton-on-emails-and-benghazi-attack-records/

One of the other officials that Lamberth is allowing to be deposed is Paul Combetta, an IT specialist who worked on Hillary’s private server and was involved in deleting her emails (after they’d been subpoenaed). He took the Fifth during previous questioning, so we’ll see. Remember this?

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/295620-clinton-it-aide-does-not-appear-before-oversight-panel-despite

By now, Judicial Watch should be well-armed with questions for Combetta to not answer. Also to be deposed are a couple of other State Department officials familiar with Hillary’s private server, Brett Gittleson and Yvette Jacks.

Hillary will play the artful dodger. As Gregg Jarrett said on Monday’s HANNITY show, she is “a master of prevarication. She has elevated lies and deception and evasion to an art form.” It’s true; we’ve seen her tell lie after lie and change her story whenever she needed to. Recall that at the start of the curiosity about her email, she said she hadn’t emailed classified material. Later she said she never sent material that was classified at the time. Still later, she changed her story again, saying she had never emailed anything marked “classified.”

Even James Comey had to say that this was not true. (Never mind that he lied himself when he said “no reasonable prosecutor” would take that case.)

Oh, and in her bogus “Mid-Year Exam” interview with the FBI, Hillary said some version of “I don’t recall” 39 times. Jarrett thinks this new interview will most likely be a waste of time because she’ll just “feign amnesia.”

In this opinion piece for FOX NEWS, he calls her “slippery as an eel.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/federal-judge-orders-hillary-clinton-deposition-to-address-private-emails-there-is-still-more-to-learn

But I would add that her amnesia-feigning will fall at the same time she’s trying to garner some notice as an alternative for the presidential nomination. Why should Democrats opt for her phony memory loss when they already have a candidate with real memory loss, Joe Biden?

And she actually might not get away with it this time. Expect her to be especially hard-pressed in this deposition, perhaps being put on the spot as never before. As Judge Lamberth said, “[The existing record] does not sufficiently explain Secretary Clinton’s state of mind when she decided it would be an acceptable practice to set up and use a private server to conduct State Department business.” He called her responses “either incomplete, unhelpful or cursory at best.” And no –- written questions will not do, he said, as they “will only muddle any understanding of Secretary Clinton’s state of mind and fail to capture the full picture...”

We’re not going to learn from this case what actions were taken after the 2012 Benghazi attack; that’s a separate issue and Judge Lamberth has ruled witnesses can’t be questioned about it. But witnesses will be asked about “their knowledge of the existence of any emails, documents or text messages related to the Benghazi attack.”

There’s a good reason why we have laws against doing what Hillary did. Can you imagine what such easy access to the Secretary of State’s emails would mean to foreign spies? I’d bet that over the decades in previous administrations, enemy agents have lost their lives trying to gain such access. Yet Hillary Clinton didn’t care and has never thought the laws applied to her. It’s time for her to finally learn she was wrong about that.

Another take-away from this: Judge Lamberth is a Reagan appointee and a fabulous judge who obviously cares about the law. Elections mean things!

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  • Mike Brown

    03/04/2020 12:06 PM

    Like so many times before she will end up getting out of it the POS should be tried for treason and hung

  • Alice Claar

    03/04/2020 11:35 AM

    They all better accept Jesus as their Lord.

  • Marcia Beale

    03/04/2020 10:23 AM

    It won't matter whether they question her or not, she is a liar whether under oath or not.

  • Sharon Gerber

    03/04/2020 09:25 AM

    Has Trump seen this???
    https://www.texasgopvote.com/government/south-texas-republican-voters-not-allowed-vote-republican-polling-places-given-0012393#disqus_thread

  • Kevin Turnbaugh

    03/04/2020 08:35 AM

    I hope former Rep Tray Gowdy gets to testify, because he knows just how much and often HRC lied. However, beware of the Clinton's, and their silencing acts of the past. Justice will not be served until she sits in Supermax, with no end to her time in the box!

  • Mary L Lamphere

    03/04/2020 02:31 AM

    It's about time, isn't it!!

  • Cheryl Hutchins

    03/04/2020 12:54 AM

    She will be under oath and if nothing else will be caught in a lie. One can only hope that there will be some justice done.

  • Linda LaGruth

    03/03/2020 11:06 PM

    I hope she finally gets what’s coming to her.

  • Stephen Polsinelli

    03/03/2020 10:10 PM

    She will weasel her way out should be in Jail

  • Joy Mackay

    03/03/2020 09:27 PM

    *For someone to change their answers multiple times, there is something not right, the truth is not told or only partial truth, which is still a lie. *The IT specialist who worked on Hillary’s private server should be questioned. *If someone claims to have cases of amnesia, would it not be wise to keep that person from conducting state dept. business?? For this could cause many problems.

  • Gary Stilwell

    03/03/2020 09:09 PM

    About time this is being litigated--problem is, this "email server" issue is not the real problem.--- With the Judge's restriction on the Bengazi attack info, I fear this will return nothing more than a slap on the wrist-
    -This woman-with the help of her boss-essentially abandoned their "forward platoon" in Bengazi, after those folks repeatedly called for help. She signed their death warrant.----and so did her boss.--What would you do to someone who essentially ordered the deaths of 4 Americans?????

  • Linda Geiger

    03/03/2020 08:08 PM

    Lamberth needs to be protected. I' sure he's on Hillary's list to "delete."

  • Kay Dennard

    03/03/2020 07:59 PM

    I hope their work is not in vain and Killary will be thrown in jail for the rest of her life..... to pay for all the murders she is responsible for at least!

  • Carlton Walsh

    03/03/2020 07:25 PM

    This is loooong over due. I am looking for justice to prevail and knowing her criminal acts I am looking forward to the day she is pronounced guilty and sentenced to prison for life or better yet hung till dead.

  • John Mac

    03/03/2020 06:40 PM

    So Hillary can't remember and Combetta is pleading the 5th. That's ok. Charge them for what we know they did. I never expected to catch Hillary in perjury or for someone to give up their 5th amendment rights. Did Hillary send and receive classified material at an unsecure location?...Then charge her with that crime, I don't care about her state of mind. Did Combetta destroy subpoenaed evidence? Then charge him, I don't care that he pleads the fifth. Did Hillary know about or approve the destruction of evidence? Charge her and charge him for crimes they have committed. Treat her like you or I would be treated. That's all.

  • JC Holland

    03/03/2020 06:30 PM

    Why believe any of this after Barr dropped any charges against McCabe. It's just more noise. Sad.

  • Douglas Bradley

    03/03/2020 06:15 PM

    Justice I want but it is sorrowful that it takes so long. It demonstrates how few others want it and that many block the path.

  • Elaine Liming

    03/03/2020 06:03 PM

    I have prayed so hard for this day. Finally. The bible tells us to pray with persistence too. A friend of mine in WI sent me another web site I don't subscribe to and it might be one of those home grown fake sites. This site says the Clinton Cartel is more powerful than the John G--- family. They conclude this because so many of the people who have worked for them died in weird circumstances. This is good news today and Judicial Watch needs our support. We need them to help us get control of government officials who have their own agendas and surely not being public servants in serving the voters of this country.

  • Dave Hawes

    03/03/2020 05:34 PM

    I have no confidence that any crimes committed by prominent Leftist Politicians (including the Clintons) will EVER be prosecuted.

  • Bonnie Kinney

    03/03/2020 05:26 PM

    I pray that they will finally get Hillary but I am not going to hold my breath.

  • Dusty

    03/03/2020 05:17 PM

    Yes, prayers for all of Nashville. Our weather can be so devastating. I love Nashville and my favorite country music.
    Now to Hillary I wish I could believe that more will be done for all she was allowed to do for so long to even have had this e mail site and be okay per security whose security allowed this? Anyone of us out here who ever did what she did for years would be in jail. The whole Benghazi I saw 13 Hours all see this you will sit on edge of your chair. Most of the guys there left the service after this per they felt they were deserted? Who did not do more? Gov I just feel the Deep State is in such control that there is nothing that will be done. Nothing on Ukraine and B iden and son and yet Glenn Beck has all kind of evidence on what all went on including the campaign many ran against Pres Trump winning? How has this happened. Now we get the Demos attack on Russia and nothing, attack on a phone call that was nothing yet they could use this for months on the Ukraine and HOW? Then I hear but we won 40 seats in 2018 and recently Bloomberg bragged that he gave 100 million to these campaigns. Never heard this after the 2018 election. So now if we can get our billionaires to give for Republicans we might win also? The majority of the billionaires seem to be on the Demos side amazing. Where did they get their billions. Bloomberg brags about the Chinese so is this the route of his billions like so many big companies went there and we lost millions of our jobs? He is also ready to close up many of our coal mines. Get ready vote for the Demos and good luck step back in our economy and pay more and be closer to Socialism.

  • Elaine Knudsen

    03/03/2020 04:36 PM

    Amen! It's about time. Hope she has to answer and pay for what she's done. Yay for Judicial Watch!!!!

  • Bonnie Vittur

    03/03/2020 04:28 PM

    "ABOUT TIME" IS SO RIGHT!!! I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SEE PELOSI AND HER GANG BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE TORTURE THEY HAVE HEAPED ON OUR PRESIDENT, NOT TO MENTION THE NEGLECTFUL SPENDING OF TAX PAYERS MONEY, WHICH COULD HAVE HELP SOLVE NUMEROUS PROBLEMS THE COUNTRY FACES!! ACTUALLY THEY SHOULD HAVE TO REFUND WHATEVER PAYCHECKS THEY RECEIVED OVER THE LAST 3 YRS FOR NOT EARNING A DIME OF IT!!

  • Bill Mitchell

    03/03/2020 04:03 PM

    If Secretary Clinton can escape from being prosecuted by the Justice Dept. and escape from telling the American people the answers to all of their questions of concern they may have over Hillary Clinton's apparent criminal actions by just pleading the 5th amendment then what is the purpose of bringing her back in, in person to only plead the 5th amendment right and kill off the deposition that is being asked of her to shed light on both her email scandal and the Benghazi Massacre and once again walk away from our Justice system smiling and laughing all of the way out of the courtroom that she has done on many other occasions. If there is one person above the law in this country it has been Hillary Clinton!! She has time and time again walked away unpunished for the scandals that she has been involved in by pleading the 5th Amendment. There has got to be a way to bring this Corruption Queen to justice! The American people want to know why she continues to escape from being indicted, arrested and brought to trial. If our duly elected President can be falsely charged with Articles of Impeachment and almost convicted, why can not a person that has overwhelming mounting evidence against them not be brought to trial? Hillary Clinton has an awful lot of explaining to do if she ever wants to clear her name of the scandals she appears to have been involved in while holding federal office positions...She believes that she has federal immunity from prosecution and owes no one an explanation for her decisions or her reactions to situations like that of the Benghazi Massacre or the use of her own private server in her basement for government use including for classified information or any other types of services. Who knows what those 33,000 missing emails contained that she defied government request for and destroyed or has hidden elsewhere. It all adds up to be apparently a shady operation against the law. Her defying our government of those missing emails, her destroying all of her electronic devices, and having her computer cleaned with bleach bit is a tremendous red flag that she was up to no good and had to rid herself of whatever she could that could be incriminating evidence against her. She should have been arrested right then for that and held accountable for all of those missing emails...She has escaped so far from all of her criminal activities and the people have seen enough of her escaping the law for all of what she has been involved with criminally over her years while in our government job positions. It is time to pull out all of the stops with her and bring her to justice the sooner the better..She is a big part of the DC Swamp of Corruption that the President says that he wants to drain before he leaves office..Hopefully Judge Lamberth will get to the bottom of a lot of the missing condemning information about her and her scandals and she will be indicted and not allowed to walk away free and unpunished for her criminal activities once again. We the American people are waiting and watching with baited breath as it all unfolds in front of Judge Lamberth's courtroom..

  • Michael

    03/03/2020 03:51 PM

    Much credit to Judicial Watch, the Judge in this pursuit of justice . . . but I would be way past shocked if Crooked Hillary Clinton will ever be found guilty of anything. She is a liar of all liars, but in the end she will probably get off , because our justice system still remains a two-tier justice system, one for Hillary Clinton,Obama, Comey,Rice, Holder, McCabe, Brennan and a very lengthy list of Democrats where there is no accountability or justice, then the other half of the system for everyone else who isn't a crooked Democrat, but are on the wrong side of our crooked liberal judges and are made examples and scapegoats. Our founding fathers would roll over in their graves knowing that our Nation accepts and tolerates liars, seditionist, traitors and corrupt liberal Judges who work with the sleazy Democrats to undermine and destroy our country!!!

Once again, the persistence of conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has finally paid off. D.C. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth has granted their request to depose Hillary Clinton about her emails and Benghazi attack documents. Not only that, but he's allowed the depositions of Hillary’s IT technician, her former chief of staff Cheryl Mills, and two other State Department officials.

"I give kudos to Judicial Watch,” House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes said to Tucker Carlson on Monday. “They have been tough. They’ve stayed on this. That’s what we have to do in this town. These people don’t just lie down. They don’t go away. You have to fight them every single step of the way.”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/devin-nunes-hillary-clinton-email-scandal-judicial-watch


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I know my readers get tired of waiting for justice, but persistence is the only way. This case goes back to 2014, when Judicial Watch found out that Susan Rice’s “talking points” for her false statements about Benghazi were actually created by the Obama White House. Recall that it was JW’s lawsuit about Benghazi that led to the discovery of Hillary’s private email server in 2015. Think of it: if JW hadn’t been digging around about Benghazi, Hillary’s use of a private email server to conduct government business would likely have remained a secret forever. There’s so much about The Swamp that would never have come to light. (And who knows what else there is that’s still shrouded in darkness; we’ve seen just the tip of the iceberg.)

So now, in the ongoing case of Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State, Judge Lamberth, on the guiding principle that more information is always better, has opted for more testimony. (Thank you!) It was Judge Lamberth who in 2018 ordered discovery into whether Hillary’s use of a private server was intended to stymie Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests. (I would add that no one knows more about the stymieing of FOIA requests than Judicial Watch.) Lamberth said that the Clinton email system was “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”

Of course, it’s challenging whenever plaintiffs have to show intent. Did Hillary INTEND to circumvent FOIA? It defies reason to think she didn't. Fortunately, Judge Lamberth appears to be an eminently reasonable jurist. To us, it appeared that Hillary had skated away to a wine bar in Chappaqua, but this case has been moving under the radar.

Hillary argued that she had already answered questions and should not have to again, but Judge Lamberth disagreed. “With each passing round of discovery,” he said, “the Court is left with more questions than answers.” He finds it inexplicable that with so many important questions left unanswered, the Justice Department wants to close the case. “The Court is especially troubled by this,” he continued. “To argue that the Court now has enough information to determine whether State conducted an adequate search is preposterous, especially when considering State’s deficient representations regarding the existence of additional Clinton emails.”

My favorite part of the ruling is Judge Lamberth’s comments on Hillary’s ability to recollect: “The Court has considered the numerous times in which Secretary Clinton said she could not recall or remember certain details in her prior interrogatory answers. In a deposition, it is more likely that plaintiff’s counsel could use documents and other testimony to attempt to refresh her recollection. And so, to avoid the unsatisfactory and inefficient outcome of multiple rounds of fruitless interrogatories and move this almost six-year-old case closer to its conclusion, Judicial Watch will be permitted to clarify and further explore Secretary Clinton’s answers IN PERSON AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHE GIVES THEM [emphasis mine]. The Court agrees with Judicial Watch --- it is time to hear directly from Secretary Clinton.”

https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-releases/judicial-watch-victory-federal-court-orders-deposition-of-hillary-clinton-on-emails-and-benghazi-attack-records/

One of the other officials that Lamberth is allowing to be deposed is Paul Combetta, an IT specialist who worked on Hillary’s private server and was involved in deleting her emails (after they’d been subpoenaed). He took the Fifth during previous questioning, so we’ll see. Remember this?

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/295620-clinton-it-aide-does-not-appear-before-oversight-panel-despite

By now, Judicial Watch should be well-armed with questions for Combetta to not answer. Also to be deposed are a couple of other State Department officials familiar with Hillary’s private server, Brett Gittleson and Yvette Jacks.

Hillary will play the artful dodger. As Gregg Jarrett said on Monday’s HANNITY show, she is “a master of prevarication. She has elevated lies and deception and evasion to an art form.” It’s true; we’ve seen her tell lie after lie and change her story whenever she needed to. Recall that at the start of the curiosity about her email, she said she hadn’t emailed classified material. Later she said she never sent material that was classified at the time. Still later, she changed her story again, saying she had never emailed anything marked “classified.”

Even James Comey had to say that this was not true. (Never mind that he lied himself when he said “no reasonable prosecutor” would take that case.)

Oh, and in her bogus “Mid-Year Exam” interview with the FBI, Hillary said some version of “I don’t recall” 39 times. Jarrett thinks this new interview will most likely be a waste of time because she’ll just “feign amnesia.”

In this opinion piece for FOX NEWS, he calls her “slippery as an eel.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/federal-judge-orders-hillary-clinton-deposition-to-address-private-emails-there-is-still-more-to-learn

But I would add that her amnesia-feigning will fall at the same time she’s trying to garner some notice as an alternative for the presidential nomination. Why should Democrats opt for her phony memory loss when they already have a candidate with real memory loss, Joe Biden?

And she actually might not get away with it this time. Expect her to be especially hard-pressed in this deposition, perhaps being put on the spot as never before. As Judge Lamberth said, “[The existing record] does not sufficiently explain Secretary Clinton’s state of mind when she decided it would be an acceptable practice to set up and use a private server to conduct State Department business.” He called her responses “either incomplete, unhelpful or cursory at best.” And no –- written questions will not do, he said, as they “will only muddle any understanding of Secretary Clinton’s state of mind and fail to capture the full picture...”

We’re not going to learn from this case what actions were taken after the 2012 Benghazi attack; that’s a separate issue and Judge Lamberth has ruled witnesses can’t be questioned about it. But witnesses will be asked about “their knowledge of the existence of any emails, documents or text messages related to the Benghazi attack.”

There’s a good reason why we have laws against doing what Hillary did. Can you imagine what such easy access to the Secretary of State’s emails would mean to foreign spies? I’d bet that over the decades in previous administrations, enemy agents have lost their lives trying to gain such access. Yet Hillary Clinton didn’t care and has never thought the laws applied to her. It’s time for her to finally learn she was wrong about that.

Another take-away from this: Judge Lamberth is a Reagan appointee and a fabulous judge who obviously cares about the law. Elections mean things!

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  • Mike Brown

    03/04/2020 12:06 PM

    Like so many times before she will end up getting out of it the POS should be tried for treason and hung

  • Alice Claar

    03/04/2020 11:35 AM

    They all better accept Jesus as their Lord.

  • Marcia Beale

    03/04/2020 10:23 AM

    It won't matter whether they question her or not, she is a liar whether under oath or not.

  • Sharon Gerber

    03/04/2020 09:25 AM

    Has Trump seen this???
    https://www.texasgopvote.com/government/south-texas-republican-voters-not-allowed-vote-republican-polling-places-given-0012393#disqus_thread

  • Kevin Turnbaugh

    03/04/2020 08:35 AM

    I hope former Rep Tray Gowdy gets to testify, because he knows just how much and often HRC lied. However, beware of the Clinton's, and their silencing acts of the past. Justice will not be served until she sits in Supermax, with no end to her time in the box!

  • Mary L Lamphere

    03/04/2020 02:31 AM

    It's about time, isn't it!!

  • Cheryl Hutchins

    03/04/2020 12:54 AM

    She will be under oath and if nothing else will be caught in a lie. One can only hope that there will be some justice done.

  • Linda LaGruth

    03/03/2020 11:06 PM

    I hope she finally gets what’s coming to her.

  • Stephen Polsinelli

    03/03/2020 10:10 PM

    She will weasel her way out should be in Jail

  • Joy Mackay

    03/03/2020 09:27 PM

    *For someone to change their answers multiple times, there is something not right, the truth is not told or only partial truth, which is still a lie. *The IT specialist who worked on Hillary’s private server should be questioned. *If someone claims to have cases of amnesia, would it not be wise to keep that person from conducting state dept. business?? For this could cause many problems.

  • Gary Stilwell

    03/03/2020 09:09 PM

    About time this is being litigated--problem is, this "email server" issue is not the real problem.--- With the Judge's restriction on the Bengazi attack info, I fear this will return nothing more than a slap on the wrist-
    -This woman-with the help of her boss-essentially abandoned their "forward platoon" in Bengazi, after those folks repeatedly called for help. She signed their death warrant.----and so did her boss.--What would you do to someone who essentially ordered the deaths of 4 Americans?????

  • Linda Geiger

    03/03/2020 08:08 PM

    Lamberth needs to be protected. I' sure he's on Hillary's list to "delete."

  • Kay Dennard

    03/03/2020 07:59 PM

    I hope their work is not in vain and Killary will be thrown in jail for the rest of her life..... to pay for all the murders she is responsible for at least!

  • Carlton Walsh

    03/03/2020 07:25 PM

    This is loooong over due. I am looking for justice to prevail and knowing her criminal acts I am looking forward to the day she is pronounced guilty and sentenced to prison for life or better yet hung till dead.

  • John Mac

    03/03/2020 06:40 PM

    So Hillary can't remember and Combetta is pleading the 5th. That's ok. Charge them for what we know they did. I never expected to catch Hillary in perjury or for someone to give up their 5th amendment rights. Did Hillary send and receive classified material at an unsecure location?...Then charge her with that crime, I don't care about her state of mind. Did Combetta destroy subpoenaed evidence? Then charge him, I don't care that he pleads the fifth. Did Hillary know about or approve the destruction of evidence? Charge her and charge him for crimes they have committed. Treat her like you or I would be treated. That's all.

  • JC Holland

    03/03/2020 06:30 PM

    Why believe any of this after Barr dropped any charges against McCabe. It's just more noise. Sad.

  • Douglas Bradley

    03/03/2020 06:15 PM

    Justice I want but it is sorrowful that it takes so long. It demonstrates how few others want it and that many block the path.

  • Elaine Liming

    03/03/2020 06:03 PM

    I have prayed so hard for this day. Finally. The bible tells us to pray with persistence too. A friend of mine in WI sent me another web site I don't subscribe to and it might be one of those home grown fake sites. This site says the Clinton Cartel is more powerful than the John G--- family. They conclude this because so many of the people who have worked for them died in weird circumstances. This is good news today and Judicial Watch needs our support. We need them to help us get control of government officials who have their own agendas and surely not being public servants in serving the voters of this country.

  • Dave Hawes

    03/03/2020 05:34 PM

    I have no confidence that any crimes committed by prominent Leftist Politicians (including the Clintons) will EVER be prosecuted.

  • Bonnie Kinney

    03/03/2020 05:26 PM

    I pray that they will finally get Hillary but I am not going to hold my breath.

  • Dusty

    03/03/2020 05:17 PM

    Yes, prayers for all of Nashville. Our weather can be so devastating. I love Nashville and my favorite country music.
    Now to Hillary I wish I could believe that more will be done for all she was allowed to do for so long to even have had this e mail site and be okay per security whose security allowed this? Anyone of us out here who ever did what she did for years would be in jail. The whole Benghazi I saw 13 Hours all see this you will sit on edge of your chair. Most of the guys there left the service after this per they felt they were deserted? Who did not do more? Gov I just feel the Deep State is in such control that there is nothing that will be done. Nothing on Ukraine and B iden and son and yet Glenn Beck has all kind of evidence on what all went on including the campaign many ran against Pres Trump winning? How has this happened. Now we get the Demos attack on Russia and nothing, attack on a phone call that was nothing yet they could use this for months on the Ukraine and HOW? Then I hear but we won 40 seats in 2018 and recently Bloomberg bragged that he gave 100 million to these campaigns. Never heard this after the 2018 election. So now if we can get our billionaires to give for Republicans we might win also? The majority of the billionaires seem to be on the Demos side amazing. Where did they get their billions. Bloomberg brags about the Chinese so is this the route of his billions like so many big companies went there and we lost millions of our jobs? He is also ready to close up many of our coal mines. Get ready vote for the Demos and good luck step back in our economy and pay more and be closer to Socialism.

  • Elaine Knudsen

    03/03/2020 04:36 PM

    Amen! It's about time. Hope she has to answer and pay for what she's done. Yay for Judicial Watch!!!!

  • Bonnie Vittur

    03/03/2020 04:28 PM

    "ABOUT TIME" IS SO RIGHT!!! I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SEE PELOSI AND HER GANG BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE TORTURE THEY HAVE HEAPED ON OUR PRESIDENT, NOT TO MENTION THE NEGLECTFUL SPENDING OF TAX PAYERS MONEY, WHICH COULD HAVE HELP SOLVE NUMEROUS PROBLEMS THE COUNTRY FACES!! ACTUALLY THEY SHOULD HAVE TO REFUND WHATEVER PAYCHECKS THEY RECEIVED OVER THE LAST 3 YRS FOR NOT EARNING A DIME OF IT!!

  • Bill Mitchell

    03/03/2020 04:03 PM

    If Secretary Clinton can escape from being prosecuted by the Justice Dept. and escape from telling the American people the answers to all of their questions of concern they may have over Hillary Clinton's apparent criminal actions by just pleading the 5th amendment then what is the purpose of bringing her back in, in person to only plead the 5th amendment right and kill off the deposition that is being asked of her to shed light on both her email scandal and the Benghazi Massacre and once again walk away from our Justice system smiling and laughing all of the way out of the courtroom that she has done on many other occasions. If there is one person above the law in this country it has been Hillary Clinton!! She has time and time again walked away unpunished for the scandals that she has been involved in by pleading the 5th Amendment. There has got to be a way to bring this Corruption Queen to justice! The American people want to know why she continues to escape from being indicted, arrested and brought to trial. If our duly elected President can be falsely charged with Articles of Impeachment and almost convicted, why can not a person that has overwhelming mounting evidence against them not be brought to trial? Hillary Clinton has an awful lot of explaining to do if she ever wants to clear her name of the scandals she appears to have been involved in while holding federal office positions...She believes that she has federal immunity from prosecution and owes no one an explanation for her decisions or her reactions to situations like that of the Benghazi Massacre or the use of her own private server in her basement for government use including for classified information or any other types of services. Who knows what those 33,000 missing emails contained that she defied government request for and destroyed or has hidden elsewhere. It all adds up to be apparently a shady operation against the law. Her defying our government of those missing emails, her destroying all of her electronic devices, and having her computer cleaned with bleach bit is a tremendous red flag that she was up to no good and had to rid herself of whatever she could that could be incriminating evidence against her. She should have been arrested right then for that and held accountable for all of those missing emails...She has escaped so far from all of her criminal activities and the people have seen enough of her escaping the law for all of what she has been involved with criminally over her years while in our government job positions. It is time to pull out all of the stops with her and bring her to justice the sooner the better..She is a big part of the DC Swamp of Corruption that the President says that he wants to drain before he leaves office..Hopefully Judge Lamberth will get to the bottom of a lot of the missing condemning information about her and her scandals and she will be indicted and not allowed to walk away free and unpunished for her criminal activities once again. We the American people are waiting and watching with baited breath as it all unfolds in front of Judge Lamberth's courtroom..

  • Michael

    03/03/2020 03:51 PM

    Much credit to Judicial Watch, the Judge in this pursuit of justice . . . but I would be way past shocked if Crooked Hillary Clinton will ever be found guilty of anything. She is a liar of all liars, but in the end she will probably get off , because our justice system still remains a two-tier justice system, one for Hillary Clinton,Obama, Comey,Rice, Holder, McCabe, Brennan and a very lengthy list of Democrats where there is no accountability or justice, then the other half of the system for everyone else who isn't a crooked Democrat, but are on the wrong side of our crooked liberal judges and are made examples and scapegoats. Our founding fathers would roll over in their graves knowing that our Nation accepts and tolerates liars, seditionist, traitors and corrupt liberal Judges who work with the sleazy Democrats to undermine and destroy our country!!!

Once again, the persistence of conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has finally paid off. D.C. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth has granted their request to depose Hillary Clinton about her emails and Benghazi attack documents. Not only that, but he's allowed the depositions of Hillary’s IT technician, her former chief of staff Cheryl Mills, and two other State Department officials.

"I give kudos to Judicial Watch,” House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes said to Tucker Carlson on Monday. “They have been tough. They’ve stayed on this. That’s what we have to do in this town. These people don’t just lie down. They don’t go away. You have to fight them every single step of the way.”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/devin-nunes-hillary-clinton-email-scandal-judicial-watch


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I know my readers get tired of waiting for justice, but persistence is the only way. This case goes back to 2014, when Judicial Watch found out that Susan Rice’s “talking points” for her false statements about Benghazi were actually created by the Obama White House. Recall that it was JW’s lawsuit about Benghazi that led to the discovery of Hillary’s private email server in 2015. Think of it: if JW hadn’t been digging around about Benghazi, Hillary’s use of a private email server to conduct government business would likely have remained a secret forever. There’s so much about The Swamp that would never have come to light. (And who knows what else there is that’s still shrouded in darkness; we’ve seen just the tip of the iceberg.)

So now, in the ongoing case of Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State, Judge Lamberth, on the guiding principle that more information is always better, has opted for more testimony. (Thank you!) It was Judge Lamberth who in 2018 ordered discovery into whether Hillary’s use of a private server was intended to stymie Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests. (I would add that no one knows more about the stymieing of FOIA requests than Judicial Watch.) Lamberth said that the Clinton email system was “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”

Of course, it’s challenging whenever plaintiffs have to show intent. Did Hillary INTEND to circumvent FOIA? It defies reason to think she didn't. Fortunately, Judge Lamberth appears to be an eminently reasonable jurist. To us, it appeared that Hillary had skated away to a wine bar in Chappaqua, but this case has been moving under the radar.

Hillary argued that she had already answered questions and should not have to again, but Judge Lamberth disagreed. “With each passing round of discovery,” he said, “the Court is left with more questions than answers.” He finds it inexplicable that with so many important questions left unanswered, the Justice Department wants to close the case. “The Court is especially troubled by this,” he continued. “To argue that the Court now has enough information to determine whether State conducted an adequate search is preposterous, especially when considering State’s deficient representations regarding the existence of additional Clinton emails.”

My favorite part of the ruling is Judge Lamberth’s comments on Hillary’s ability to recollect: “The Court has considered the numerous times in which Secretary Clinton said she could not recall or remember certain details in her prior interrogatory answers. In a deposition, it is more likely that plaintiff’s counsel could use documents and other testimony to attempt to refresh her recollection. And so, to avoid the unsatisfactory and inefficient outcome of multiple rounds of fruitless interrogatories and move this almost six-year-old case closer to its conclusion, Judicial Watch will be permitted to clarify and further explore Secretary Clinton’s answers IN PERSON AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHE GIVES THEM [emphasis mine]. The Court agrees with Judicial Watch --- it is time to hear directly from Secretary Clinton.”

https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-releases/judicial-watch-victory-federal-court-orders-deposition-of-hillary-clinton-on-emails-and-benghazi-attack-records/

One of the other officials that Lamberth is allowing to be deposed is Paul Combetta, an IT specialist who worked on Hillary’s private server and was involved in deleting her emails (after they’d been subpoenaed). He took the Fifth during previous questioning, so we’ll see. Remember this?

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/295620-clinton-it-aide-does-not-appear-before-oversight-panel-despite

By now, Judicial Watch should be well-armed with questions for Combetta to not answer. Also to be deposed are a couple of other State Department officials familiar with Hillary’s private server, Brett Gittleson and Yvette Jacks.

Hillary will play the artful dodger. As Gregg Jarrett said on Monday’s HANNITY show, she is “a master of prevarication. She has elevated lies and deception and evasion to an art form.” It’s true; we’ve seen her tell lie after lie and change her story whenever she needed to. Recall that at the start of the curiosity about her email, she said she hadn’t emailed classified material. Later she said she never sent material that was classified at the time. Still later, she changed her story again, saying she had never emailed anything marked “classified.”

Even James Comey had to say that this was not true. (Never mind that he lied himself when he said “no reasonable prosecutor” would take that case.)

Oh, and in her bogus “Mid-Year Exam” interview with the FBI, Hillary said some version of “I don’t recall” 39 times. Jarrett thinks this new interview will most likely be a waste of time because she’ll just “feign amnesia.”

In this opinion piece for FOX NEWS, he calls her “slippery as an eel.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/federal-judge-orders-hillary-clinton-deposition-to-address-private-emails-there-is-still-more-to-learn

But I would add that her amnesia-feigning will fall at the same time she’s trying to garner some notice as an alternative for the presidential nomination. Why should Democrats opt for her phony memory loss when they already have a candidate with real memory loss, Joe Biden?

And she actually might not get away with it this time. Expect her to be especially hard-pressed in this deposition, perhaps being put on the spot as never before. As Judge Lamberth said, “[The existing record] does not sufficiently explain Secretary Clinton’s state of mind when she decided it would be an acceptable practice to set up and use a private server to conduct State Department business.” He called her responses “either incomplete, unhelpful or cursory at best.” And no –- written questions will not do, he said, as they “will only muddle any understanding of Secretary Clinton’s state of mind and fail to capture the full picture...”

We’re not going to learn from this case what actions were taken after the 2012 Benghazi attack; that’s a separate issue and Judge Lamberth has ruled witnesses can’t be questioned about it. But witnesses will be asked about “their knowledge of the existence of any emails, documents or text messages related to the Benghazi attack.”

There’s a good reason why we have laws against doing what Hillary did. Can you imagine what such easy access to the Secretary of State’s emails would mean to foreign spies? I’d bet that over the decades in previous administrations, enemy agents have lost their lives trying to gain such access. Yet Hillary Clinton didn’t care and has never thought the laws applied to her. It’s time for her to finally learn she was wrong about that.

Another take-away from this: Judge Lamberth is a Reagan appointee and a fabulous judge who obviously cares about the law. Elections mean things!

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  • Mike Brown

    03/04/2020 12:06 PM

    Like so many times before she will end up getting out of it the POS should be tried for treason and hung

  • Alice Claar

    03/04/2020 11:35 AM

    They all better accept Jesus as their Lord.

  • Marcia Beale

    03/04/2020 10:23 AM

    It won't matter whether they question her or not, she is a liar whether under oath or not.

  • Sharon Gerber

    03/04/2020 09:25 AM

    Has Trump seen this???
    https://www.texasgopvote.com/government/south-texas-republican-voters-not-allowed-vote-republican-polling-places-given-0012393#disqus_thread

  • Kevin Turnbaugh

    03/04/2020 08:35 AM

    I hope former Rep Tray Gowdy gets to testify, because he knows just how much and often HRC lied. However, beware of the Clinton's, and their silencing acts of the past. Justice will not be served until she sits in Supermax, with no end to her time in the box!

  • Mary L Lamphere

    03/04/2020 02:31 AM

    It's about time, isn't it!!

  • Cheryl Hutchins

    03/04/2020 12:54 AM

    She will be under oath and if nothing else will be caught in a lie. One can only hope that there will be some justice done.

  • Linda LaGruth

    03/03/2020 11:06 PM

    I hope she finally gets what’s coming to her.

  • Stephen Polsinelli

    03/03/2020 10:10 PM

    She will weasel her way out should be in Jail

  • Joy Mackay

    03/03/2020 09:27 PM

    *For someone to change their answers multiple times, there is something not right, the truth is not told or only partial truth, which is still a lie. *The IT specialist who worked on Hillary’s private server should be questioned. *If someone claims to have cases of amnesia, would it not be wise to keep that person from conducting state dept. business?? For this could cause many problems.

  • Gary Stilwell

    03/03/2020 09:09 PM

    About time this is being litigated--problem is, this "email server" issue is not the real problem.--- With the Judge's restriction on the Bengazi attack info, I fear this will return nothing more than a slap on the wrist-
    -This woman-with the help of her boss-essentially abandoned their "forward platoon" in Bengazi, after those folks repeatedly called for help. She signed their death warrant.----and so did her boss.--What would you do to someone who essentially ordered the deaths of 4 Americans?????

  • Linda Geiger

    03/03/2020 08:08 PM

    Lamberth needs to be protected. I' sure he's on Hillary's list to "delete."

  • Kay Dennard

    03/03/2020 07:59 PM

    I hope their work is not in vain and Killary will be thrown in jail for the rest of her life..... to pay for all the murders she is responsible for at least!

  • Carlton Walsh

    03/03/2020 07:25 PM

    This is loooong over due. I am looking for justice to prevail and knowing her criminal acts I am looking forward to the day she is pronounced guilty and sentenced to prison for life or better yet hung till dead.

  • John Mac

    03/03/2020 06:40 PM

    So Hillary can't remember and Combetta is pleading the 5th. That's ok. Charge them for what we know they did. I never expected to catch Hillary in perjury or for someone to give up their 5th amendment rights. Did Hillary send and receive classified material at an unsecure location?...Then charge her with that crime, I don't care about her state of mind. Did Combetta destroy subpoenaed evidence? Then charge him, I don't care that he pleads the fifth. Did Hillary know about or approve the destruction of evidence? Charge her and charge him for crimes they have committed. Treat her like you or I would be treated. That's all.

  • JC Holland

    03/03/2020 06:30 PM

    Why believe any of this after Barr dropped any charges against McCabe. It's just more noise. Sad.

  • Douglas Bradley

    03/03/2020 06:15 PM

    Justice I want but it is sorrowful that it takes so long. It demonstrates how few others want it and that many block the path.

  • Elaine Liming

    03/03/2020 06:03 PM

    I have prayed so hard for this day. Finally. The bible tells us to pray with persistence too. A friend of mine in WI sent me another web site I don't subscribe to and it might be one of those home grown fake sites. This site says the Clinton Cartel is more powerful than the John G--- family. They conclude this because so many of the people who have worked for them died in weird circumstances. This is good news today and Judicial Watch needs our support. We need them to help us get control of government officials who have their own agendas and surely not being public servants in serving the voters of this country.

  • Dave Hawes

    03/03/2020 05:34 PM

    I have no confidence that any crimes committed by prominent Leftist Politicians (including the Clintons) will EVER be prosecuted.

  • Bonnie Kinney

    03/03/2020 05:26 PM

    I pray that they will finally get Hillary but I am not going to hold my breath.

  • Dusty

    03/03/2020 05:17 PM

    Yes, prayers for all of Nashville. Our weather can be so devastating. I love Nashville and my favorite country music.
    Now to Hillary I wish I could believe that more will be done for all she was allowed to do for so long to even have had this e mail site and be okay per security whose security allowed this? Anyone of us out here who ever did what she did for years would be in jail. The whole Benghazi I saw 13 Hours all see this you will sit on edge of your chair. Most of the guys there left the service after this per they felt they were deserted? Who did not do more? Gov I just feel the Deep State is in such control that there is nothing that will be done. Nothing on Ukraine and B iden and son and yet Glenn Beck has all kind of evidence on what all went on including the campaign many ran against Pres Trump winning? How has this happened. Now we get the Demos attack on Russia and nothing, attack on a phone call that was nothing yet they could use this for months on the Ukraine and HOW? Then I hear but we won 40 seats in 2018 and recently Bloomberg bragged that he gave 100 million to these campaigns. Never heard this after the 2018 election. So now if we can get our billionaires to give for Republicans we might win also? The majority of the billionaires seem to be on the Demos side amazing. Where did they get their billions. Bloomberg brags about the Chinese so is this the route of his billions like so many big companies went there and we lost millions of our jobs? He is also ready to close up many of our coal mines. Get ready vote for the Demos and good luck step back in our economy and pay more and be closer to Socialism.

  • Elaine Knudsen

    03/03/2020 04:36 PM

    Amen! It's about time. Hope she has to answer and pay for what she's done. Yay for Judicial Watch!!!!

  • Bonnie Vittur

    03/03/2020 04:28 PM

    "ABOUT TIME" IS SO RIGHT!!! I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SEE PELOSI AND HER GANG BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE TORTURE THEY HAVE HEAPED ON OUR PRESIDENT, NOT TO MENTION THE NEGLECTFUL SPENDING OF TAX PAYERS MONEY, WHICH COULD HAVE HELP SOLVE NUMEROUS PROBLEMS THE COUNTRY FACES!! ACTUALLY THEY SHOULD HAVE TO REFUND WHATEVER PAYCHECKS THEY RECEIVED OVER THE LAST 3 YRS FOR NOT EARNING A DIME OF IT!!

  • Bill Mitchell

    03/03/2020 04:03 PM

    If Secretary Clinton can escape from being prosecuted by the Justice Dept. and escape from telling the American people the answers to all of their questions of concern they may have over Hillary Clinton's apparent criminal actions by just pleading the 5th amendment then what is the purpose of bringing her back in, in person to only plead the 5th amendment right and kill off the deposition that is being asked of her to shed light on both her email scandal and the Benghazi Massacre and once again walk away from our Justice system smiling and laughing all of the way out of the courtroom that she has done on many other occasions. If there is one person above the law in this country it has been Hillary Clinton!! She has time and time again walked away unpunished for the scandals that she has been involved in by pleading the 5th Amendment. There has got to be a way to bring this Corruption Queen to justice! The American people want to know why she continues to escape from being indicted, arrested and brought to trial. If our duly elected President can be falsely charged with Articles of Impeachment and almost convicted, why can not a person that has overwhelming mounting evidence against them not be brought to trial? Hillary Clinton has an awful lot of explaining to do if she ever wants to clear her name of the scandals she appears to have been involved in while holding federal office positions...She believes that she has federal immunity from prosecution and owes no one an explanation for her decisions or her reactions to situations like that of the Benghazi Massacre or the use of her own private server in her basement for government use including for classified information or any other types of services. Who knows what those 33,000 missing emails contained that she defied government request for and destroyed or has hidden elsewhere. It all adds up to be apparently a shady operation against the law. Her defying our government of those missing emails, her destroying all of her electronic devices, and having her computer cleaned with bleach bit is a tremendous red flag that she was up to no good and had to rid herself of whatever she could that could be incriminating evidence against her. She should have been arrested right then for that and held accountable for all of those missing emails...She has escaped so far from all of her criminal activities and the people have seen enough of her escaping the law for all of what she has been involved with criminally over her years while in our government job positions. It is time to pull out all of the stops with her and bring her to justice the sooner the better..She is a big part of the DC Swamp of Corruption that the President says that he wants to drain before he leaves office..Hopefully Judge Lamberth will get to the bottom of a lot of the missing condemning information about her and her scandals and she will be indicted and not allowed to walk away free and unpunished for her criminal activities once again. We the American people are waiting and watching with baited breath as it all unfolds in front of Judge Lamberth's courtroom..

  • Michael

    03/03/2020 03:51 PM

    Much credit to Judicial Watch, the Judge in this pursuit of justice . . . but I would be way past shocked if Crooked Hillary Clinton will ever be found guilty of anything. She is a liar of all liars, but in the end she will probably get off , because our justice system still remains a two-tier justice system, one for Hillary Clinton,Obama, Comey,Rice, Holder, McCabe, Brennan and a very lengthy list of Democrats where there is no accountability or justice, then the other half of the system for everyone else who isn't a crooked Democrat, but are on the wrong side of our crooked liberal judges and are made examples and scapegoats. Our founding fathers would roll over in their graves knowing that our Nation accepts and tolerates liars, seditionist, traitors and corrupt liberal Judges who work with the sleazy Democrats to undermine and destroy our country!!!