Hillary Clinton is heading back under oath to testify about her use of a private email server in her capacity as Secretary of State, a federal judge ordered on Wednesday.
Tom Fitton, conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch’s president, shared the decision in a tweet after he left the federal courthouse.
“Breaking: Court rules late today Hillary Clinton must answer more email questions — including key q’s about the setting up of her email system,” Fitton said in a tweet.
As the Washington Examiner reports, Clinton will have to answer two main points of contention regarding the use of her private clintonemail.com email system: the creation, use, and purpose for the private email; and, how Clinton was aware that her emails were available in the State Department during a 2015 testimony.
From the report:
The two questions Clinton will have to answer within 30 days, per Sullivan’s ruling are:
- Describe the creation of the clintonemail.com system, including who decided to create the system, the date it was decided to create the system, why it was created, who set it up, and when it became operational.
- During your October 22, 2015 appearance before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Benghazi, you testified that 90 to 95 percent of your emails “were in the State’s system” and “if they wanted to see them, they would certainly have been able to do so.” Identify the basis for this statement, including all facts on which you relied in support of the statement, how and when you became aware of these facts, and, if you were made aware of these facts by or through another person, identify the person who made you aware of these facts.
Clinton’s email scandal consumed much of the 2016 presidential election and some conservatives have been unable to move on from what they perceived to be plainly illegal action. Republican Senator Lindsay Graham similarly said he would pursue an investigation into Clinton should he be given the Senate Judiciary Committee chairmanship.
Graham would only get the top spot should its current chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley surrender it. He could do so in seeking another chairmanship.
Also, from the Washington Examiner:
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he would further investigate the Hillary Clinton email controversy should he become chairman of the Judiciary Committee next year.
Asked by CNN about whether he would pursue answers on the FBI-run emails inquiry as well as another FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Graham said “totally.”
“The oversight function will be very much front and center,” he added.
Graham’s rise to the chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee isn’t a sure thing; that will largely depend on whether current Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, will seek the top spot over in the Finance Committee.
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