Hillary Clinton will not have to testify in the case involving her conspicuous private email server scandal, according to The Western Journal.
The Supreme Court ruled that Mrs. Clinton would not be deposed in the lawsuit filed by the Judicial Watch organization.
To take up the case it would have taken four justices.
Judicial Watch sought to depose Clinton as an associate of the ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
Judicial Watch attempted to obtain Clinton’s private emails allegedly regarding the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
The Judicial Watch said, “The Supreme Court should hear its case because the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit erred in undermining the Freedom of Information Act in giving Clinton unwarranted special treatment that conflicts both with Supreme Court precedent and the precedents of other courts of appeal, including its own.”
“Hillary Clinton ignored the law but received special protection from both the courts and law enforcement,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said.
“For countless Americans, this double standard of justice has destroyed confidence in the fair administration of justice,” Fitton said.
“Americans would never have known about Hillary Clinton’s email and related pay for play scandals but for Judicial Watch’s diligence.”
“We expect that the Biden State and Justice Departments will continue to protect her and cover up their own misconduct as we press for additional accountability through the courts.”
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Clinton claimed that the private email server was only for personal correspondence and that the 30,000 emails that were deleted from the email were simply not important.
Clinton also suggested that no classified information was passed through her server.
However, Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III confirmed that emails marked classified and emails that were marked “top secret,” the highest level of classification, were found on the server.
In 2014 The Judicial Watch sued then-National Security Advisor Susan Rice.
Rice, current director of the U.S. Domestic Policy Council in the Biden White House acted a public face of the administration during the attack in Benghazi, in which four Americans were killed.
Rice insisted that the incident was a result of an anti-Islam video on YouTube.
However, as it turns out that it was a coordinated attack by the terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia.
In the initial lawsuit, the Judicial Watch requested that “[c]opies of any updates and/or talking points given to Ambassador Rice by the White House” be provided and that “[a]ny and all records or communications concerning, regarding, or relating to talking points or updates on the Benghazi attack given to Ambassador Rice by the White House.”
“Though conservatives have attacked Clinton for her use of a private email server, numerous members of the Trump administration — including Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, advisor Stephen Miller and former White House Chief of Staff Reince [Priebus] — similarly used private email accounts and communication methods while in the White House,” Allison Durkee wrote.
From The Western Journal:
Clinton’s habit of keeping her own email server and address separate from her official State Department email during her tenure as secretary of state only came to light in 2015, according to a timeline of events by CNN.
The labyrinthine legal saga that followed eventually touched upon Clinton’s emails — which, we learned on Monday, Judicial Watch won’t be able to depose her about.
Fitton has said the Justice and State Departments want to “shut the case completely down.”
The problem with that explanation is what got discussed on those accounts isn’t nearly as sensitive as what was on Clinton’s server. Ivanka Trump wasn’t responsible for 30,000 deleted emails — which, while not necessarily the 17 minutes of erased Watergate tape, still casts a shadow over Clinton’s legacy. No classified information passed through those accounts. There’s been no private email scandal remotely on the level of Clinton’s transparent attempt to skirt transparency laws.
And now it looks like she’ll never have to talk about it if she doesn’t want to.