USA Today | Judge orders Clinton to provide written answers in email lawsuit

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Hillary Clinton - unhappy (200x200)Judge orders Clinton to provide written answers in email lawsuit

August 19, 2016

A federal judge ruled Friday that Hillary Clinton must answer written questions from a conservative legal group about her use of a private email server as secretary of State.

The group, Judicial Watch, had wanted Clinton to testify under oath as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit it is pursuing against the State Department.

Judge Emmet Sullivan wrote that “Judicial Watch has failed to demonstrate that it cannot obtain the discovery it seeks through other, less burdensome or intrusive means such as interrogatories.”

He gave the group until Oct. 14 to give Clinton the questions, and she has 30 days to answer them. “We will move quickly to get these answers,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton wrote in a statement. “The decision is a reminder that Hillary Clinton is not above the law.”

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