Looks like “Crooked Hillary” is at it again, but this time she’s sending her dirtbag lawyers in to defend herself. I mean come on, she can’t be bothered with a silly civil lawsuit. Besides, what’s another lawsuit to her, when she just skated by the Attorney General and the Director of the FBI? She’s got a campaign to run. Give her a break!
Clinton’s attorneys submitted a legal filing Tuesday morning in a bid to shut down a conservative group’s request for an order forcing her to submit to a deposition in the midst of her presidential campaign.
Clinton’s legal team said her testimony was unnecessary and superfluous in light of her questioning before the House Benghazi Committee last October and several State Department inquiries into the issue.
“Despite this public testimony and the various investigative reports, Judicial Watch claims that it needs to depose Secretary Clinton, a former Cabinet Secretary, about six purportedly unanswered questions,” the filing states. “The record, however, already answers those questions or makes clear that Secretary Clinton has no personal knowledge to provide.”
Judicial Watch has asked to depose Clinton in a pair of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits which have raised questions about whether her private email system was created in part to avoid making messages accessible under FOIA.
U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan has set a hearing for Monday on the request for Clinton’s testimony in one of the suits, a case demanding records about employment arrangements of Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
In the filing Tuesday, longtime Clinton attorney David Kendall leveled a series of legal arguments against Judicial Watch, even offering the politically awkward contention that a general effort by Clinton to thwart FOIA would not be enough to give the conservative group legal authority to proceed with its case.
Kendall argued that a 1980 Supreme Court case that discussed the possibility of recovering records sought under FOIA but no longer in agency control “requires a close temporal connection between an official’s removal of records and a specific FOIA request.”
“That standard cannot be satisfied here. Judicial Watch’s FOIA request was submitted nearly four months after Secretary Clinton left the State Department, and there is no evidence that Secretary Clinton or anyone else at the Department knew that Judicial Watch would submit the request, let alone intended to circumvent it,” Kendall wrote, along with attorneys Katherine Turner and Amy Zaharia.
The State Department also filed a legal brief Tuesday opposing the call for Clinton to be deposed in the suit before Sullivan.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton called the resistance to a Clinton deposition troubling, in part because Clinton’s brief argues that her server was entirely her property after she stepped down as Secretary of State in February 2013.
It doesn’t seem to matter to liberals how much illegal crap Hillary does any more. Clinton said she never sent or received classified information. The FBI Director told us they found 110 emails. She said Benghazi was caused by a video and then conveniently didn’t pick up her phone when our soldiers and Ambassador Stevens were fighting for their lives. Verdict – no evidence of negligence. Just between the last two major screw ups, and we all know there is a long list where those came from, it seems Hillary just continues to skate by. That’s what money and power will do. It’s called the Clinton Foundation.
Laws are only for the “little” people – you and I. I mean, so what if the FBI Director Comey said that Hillary was “extremely careless” and DID handle “highly classified information” improperly, when you’ve bought off so many people, principles and silly laws just don’t seem matter. It’s just one more coverup to pay for.