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.”


Commentary continues below advertisement

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.”


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?


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.”


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!

Leave a Comment

Note: Fields marked with an * are required.

Your Information
Your Comment
BBML accepted!

Comments 1-25 of 110

  • Elizabeth Harrison

    03/19/2020 03:02 PM

    I am so thankful for the work that Judicial Watch has done and is doing!! This case has been extended for too long!! Grateful for Judge Lamberth! Praying for all!

  • Robert W Gauer

    03/10/2020 02:54 PM

    What caught my attention was the phrase 'memory loss'. I wish we could achieve 'memory loss' of Crooked Hillary, and Sleepy Joe or 'China Joe' and some remember him. Swampy memories....

  • Suzanne Utts

    03/10/2020 11:41 AM

    1. I'll believe it when I see it.
    2. Even if she IS questioned, that doesn't mean she will tell the truth.
    3. I'll be happiest when I see her in an orange jumpsuit accessorized with chains, being led into GITMO.

  • Maureen T. Barbour

    03/06/2020 06:24 PM

    Thank you, Judge Lamberth!!! This whole lie needs to be uncovered. The guilty men and women need to be held accountable. Hopefully, justice "will" be served!!!

  • Martha Southerland

    03/06/2020 04:47 PM

    She is slippery as an eel! Please be prepared - like 110%.

  • Jerry good

    03/06/2020 03:36 PM

    I'm looking forward to her being grilled. Old Crooked Hillary.

  • Kay Pearce

    03/06/2020 02:33 PM

    The Money and time that has been spent on this and nothing has come from it at all. When is enough enough? Devin Nunes is a bigger crook than Hillary ever thought about being. With all of the problems that need addressing in this country and this is their top priority something is wrong!
    Now that Biden is winning everywhere they will be making up lies about him as well. During the eighties I was a Republican and voted Republican when Reagan was around but they are gone it is the Trump party. A bunch of corrupt people that only care about power and do not know the truth.

  • Deward Gregory

    03/06/2020 01:38 PM

    GET HER. As the Dems have repeatedly said “no one is above the law”. Take her down along with the rest of the Boar’s nest.

  • Janice Richmond

    03/06/2020 01:02 PM

    She knows what she did plus all these people that knew the truth and come up dead

  • Ellen Peterson

    03/06/2020 09:20 AM

    Clinton's need to be fried for all their corruption they have done to innocent people.
    Please finally do something with the evil Clintons.

  • Robert Glen Hamill

    03/06/2020 03:49 AM

    I'm typing this as I'm turning cartwheels! This is done of the best news that I've seen in a long time. I find that Hillary has come to the conclusion the she and Bill are just untouchable. I just haven't decided whether she's a sociopath or a psychopath. And her writing all of those books that tell an entirely biased and false narrative is just a "cover her ass". Every time I turn on the TV, there she is. Who gives a rat's ass what she thinks? She's gotta go to Club Fed, or there isn't a God.
    Thank you for this wonderful information.

  • Bill Hargin

    03/05/2020 10:00 PM

    I hope that the judge and her IT guy are on suicide watch.

  • H.. Joan Meyer

    03/05/2020 03:04 PM

    My husband feels she will never have to account for anything. He feels she and Bill both are "Teflon" people. Nothing ever sticks to them. I surely hope my husband is wrong. And by the way, what ever happened to the investigation of the Clinton Foundation? How much of that money actually went to housing? How much was spent on Chelsea's wedding an apartment in New York?
    Will that ever be investigated thoroughly?

  • Barry Mascarenhas

    03/05/2020 10:38 AM

    Dear Gov
    Hope it really does happen this time! It's way overdue.

  • James VanCise

    03/05/2020 10:33 AM

    If you folks keep up these Bogus accusations, and Investigators keep finding her innocent, people are going to start questioning your sanity (not to mention , your intelligence).

  • James VanCise

    03/05/2020 10:01 AM

    Question for you, Mike, what if she decides to play Don McGahn? If Don doesn't need to show up, neither does she. What's good for the Goose......(or, sauce, if you're Mitt)

  • William Schlumpf

    03/04/2020 10:59 PM

    She and her defenders said she never emailed classified material "Stamped classified ". That is stamped with a physical stamp like they did back during world war 2. Like to see how you can do that on a computer. She knows what she is saying and is careful to be deceptive while providing herself an avenue of escape when confronted with the charge of perjury. We used to play these word games when we were in nursery school fooling ourselves into believing we weren't lying when we really were.

  • Carroll Scott

    03/04/2020 10:32 PM

    about time.......no one should be above the law or above our Lord God, which she seems to think she is.

  • Carl Morris

    03/04/2020 10:30 PM

    This just another waste of time and money. She will dance around questions as always, anyone makes her mad will mysteriously commit Clintoncide. Like all the rest have done. By the way how many is total up to.

  • Wendy Jill Bridges

    03/04/2020 10:27 PM

    We should all pray when this is happening for the Lord to not allow lies to leave her lips during the questioning!

  • Debra Schmidt

    03/04/2020 09:33 PM


  • Donna M King

    03/04/2020 04:00 PM

    I pray for Hillary. Wouldn't it be a game changer if she would actually repent and tell the truth. Wouldn't it be so stunning? Seriously, I have been praying for this. It wouldn't mean she still wouldn't be held accountable for her acts.

  • Rich Marek

    03/04/2020 02:24 PM

    One more thing that was brought to my attention recently: Considering her/the Clinton Foundation's relationship with Russia during her time as Secretary of State, it's very possible that Hillary was, in affect, saying to them, "Here it is - come and get it!"

  • Mark Shiflett Sr

    03/04/2020 02:23 PM

    Put the Bitch in prison.

  • Melinda Long

    03/04/2020 01:45 PM

    I PRAY that this Actually happens and they really roast her!