A federal judge ordered Hillary Clinton to appear for a deposition as part of a lawsuit filed by the watchdog group Judicial Watch, saying in a ruling that the former secretary of state’s written responses so far in the case have “left many more questions than answers” about her decision to use a private email system while in office.

Judge Royce Lamberth also granted Judicial Watch permission to depose Cheryl Mills, a top aide to Clinton at the State Department.

As a federal appeals court grappled on Tuesday with a politically charged dispute that long ago faded from the headlines, one of the most urgent and politically polarizing legal fights of the moment seemed to lurk just below the surface.

The official topic of the arguments before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals was Hillary Clinton’s bid to avoid giving an in-person deposition to a conservative group about her use of a private email account and server during her tenure as secretary of state.

The Clinton deposition dispute involve an obscure type of legal mechanism that is not currently a household word but may soon be, at least in Washington: Mandamus.

It’s a process that can be used to force a judge’s hand when an ordinary appeal isn’t available for some reason or just won’t do the trick.

Last month, the appeals court judges assigned to the Clinton email case invited the Justice Department to appear at arguments to explain its position.

Department lawyers politely declined. Two days later, the D.C. Circuit panel affirmatively ordered the government to show up.

The arguments on the Clinton email case on June 2, 2020 held via telephone because of the Corona-virus pandemic, stretched to more than an hour and a half. That was nearly three times more than the court had scheduled.

At least two of the judges assigned to the case seemed to suggest an uphill battle for the former secretary, first lady, senator and two-time Democratic presidential candidate by stressing just how infrequently mandamus is granted.

Judge Emmet Sullivan, memorably excoriated Clinton over her use of the private email account and ordered earlier depositions on the issue, including one given by Mills in May 2016 in the midst of the presidential campaign.

Sullivan allowed Clinton to answer written questions under oath instead of being deposed, but another judge handling a separate case recently insisted on a deposition.

Kendall pleaded with the judges on Tuesday to wind down the long-running dispute over the emails, an issue many Democrats contend delivered the presidency to Trump.

Griffith didn’t sound persuaded, suggesting that Clinton could petition the court to have no camera at the deposition or require the recordings to be sealed.

Cotca insisted there was good reason to proceed with the depositions, because Clinton and Mills might help elucidate where Clinton’s emails wound up and could help persuade the State Department to broaden its searches for records.

The State Department now has every incentive to get to the bottom of this. This is no longer Secretary Clinton’s State Department. This is the Trump State Department,” the judge said. “What I gather you’re saying is there’s some kind of cover-up.”

The Supreme Court has held that high-ranking government officials are generally not required to sit for a deposition.

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,” U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth wrote.

“In a deposition, it is more likely that plaintiff’s counsel could use documents and other testimony to attempt to refresh her recollection. Lamberth added: “The court agrees with Judicial Watch—it is time to hear directly from Secretary Clinton.”

Hillary was in charge when the US Ambassador to Libya was killed in Tripoli during the NATO invasion, after have being surrounded, raped, tortured and set on fire before his death. Ghadaffi’s men murdered him in the same way the USA assassinated their leader.

The National Interest / ABC Flash Point USA News 2020.

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Filomena
Filomena
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07-06-20 22:40

Using her work email to send the official information, while using her private email to color the suggestions?

Tarantula
Tarantula
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Reply to  Filomena
15-08-20 19:03

Let’s just hope her sentence would fit her actions?

YorkshireLass
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Reply to  baronmaya
09-09-20 12:49

Could you happen to a more deserved person. She has so much blood on her hands, and that includes her, her husband,Obama, Podesta, and the whole Epstein circus.

Prins van Oranje
Prins van Oranje
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Reply to  Filomena
09-09-20 16:25

The trial is for the alleged email scandal in her involvement in Benghazi. Court case was held virtually so she did not have to testify under oath. Clinton also allegedly erased emails about her part in taking down Libya Former Prime Minister Muammar al-Gaddafi about Libya decision to switch the currency in African countries. Gaddafi suggested to the States of the African continent to switch to a new currency, independent of the American dollar: the gold dinar. The objective of this new currency was to divert oil revenues towards state-controlled funds rather than American banks. In other words, to stop… Read more »

Altries
Altries
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23-06-20 14:43

Why is this the only source of the story i could find after 20 minutes of searching?

Burundi
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Reply to  baronmaya
23-06-20 17:20

She failed to attend her court case several times, trying to cloud the judge with verbal assumption, but in the end her emails prove she left the US ambassador to Libya behind to die, after help was asked to rescue him and his staff.

YorkshireLass
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Reply to  baronmaya
09-09-20 12:44

I’d say she definitely is. At least this way she’ll be confronted with her own emails as evidence, rather than saying “I do not recall?” I find that pathetic in the least and down right obstructive at most when she knows she left a trail right back to her own server.

Glenn
Glenn
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Reply to  Burundi
08-09-20 15:29

Actually, The ambassador chose to stay knowing the risks. Also, The ambassador could have gone with the rest when told weeks in advance and he also refused to go into the bunker

Prins van Oranje
Prins van Oranje
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Reply to  Glenn
08-09-20 16:02

There we more bombs dropped on Libya, then the allied forces dropped on Nazi Germany during the entire WW II.

Glenn
Glenn
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Reply to  Altries
08-09-20 15:28

Because you do not know how to search. There are articles on every major news outlet.

Fatah
Fatah
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Reply to  Glenn
09-09-20 21:27

Search engines do not show much relative info, at least the 9 September trial date is difficult to find? As for today, no news about this topic at all?

Bolshevik Jew
Bolshevik Jew
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30-06-20 20:19

Killary left the American ambassador in Tripoli do die a horrible death?

Glenn
Glenn
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Reply to  baronmaya
08-09-20 15:30

Sec of State has no authority to call in or send in the Troops

Glenn
Glenn
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Reply to  Bolshevik Jew
08-09-20 15:31

Ambassador chose to stay knowing the risks after the US Government suggested they leave. Well in advance of the events that took place

jredde
jredde
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30-06-20 22:34

She won’t recall or reveal what she does know.

Bigote
Bigote
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25-07-20 22:15

Killary being cooked karma style?

YorkshireLass
YorkshireLass
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Reply to  Bigote
09-09-20 12:37

Lets hope. Because something has to be done to stop this whole circus.
The body count is pili g up in the Clintons back yard…

Palabra
Palabra
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26-07-20 13:45

Hang her High?

Trump Supporter
Trump Supporter
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27-07-20 18:35

Well, Judicial Watch just signed Cheryl Mills death sentence….

Glenn
Glenn
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Reply to  Trump Supporter
08-09-20 15:32

your name says it all, an idiot with out facts

Prins van Oranje
Prins van Oranje
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Reply to  Glenn
08-09-20 16:05

Well for your info, Trump is taking down the pedophile sex trafficking rings, so I suppose you are against that??

YorkshireLass
YorkshireLass
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09-09-20 12:47

I’m in the UK and this has been kept very quiet. I knew she was going to court on the 9th, but we have absolutely nothing in our MSM. Glad I found you.

Prins van Oranje
Prins van Oranje
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09-09-20 16:29

The Clinton’s are on trial. Not just Killary but the whole Clinton family. They are involved with Jeffrey Epstein. Dont let them change the narrative. The cabal will be taken down in due time. There are many politicians, celebrities, and other famous people that are going to be arrested and put on trial.

YorkshireLass
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Reply to  Prins van Oranje
10-09-20 03:32

And not before time.

Lambert
Lambert
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11-09-20 06:04

And then? Today’s September 11th, haven’t heard anything so far, can’t find anything online either.