Hillary Clinton aide moves to block release of deposition video
Josh Gerstein | May 25, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is asking a federal judge to order a conservative group not to release audio or video recordings of a deposition Mills is scheduled to give Friday about Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
Mills’ attorneys filed a motion Wednesday afternoon saying they fear that the group that sought Mills’ deposition in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, Judicial Watch, will use any recording to distort Mills’ testimony and advance the group’s anti-Clinton agenda.
The motion says Mills has no objection to releasing the transcript of her testimony, although the State Department has said it may object if the testimony strays into areas that are supposed to be off-limits according to the judge’s order permitting the deposition.
Mills’ filing asserts that audio or video clips would be more easily taken out of context than a transcript but does not make entirely clear why written quotes could not be similarly distorted.
Sullivan issued an order shortly after the motion was filed giving the conservative group until noon Thursday to offer a formal response to the motion.
A spokeswoman for Judicial Watch said the group is evaluating the motion and will respond by the judge’s deadline. (Read More)
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