It has to be tough for Hillary Clinton to watch other Democrats vie for the nomination for president during the 2020 campaign.
It is a job she believes she should have by all rights and, as the winner of the popular vote, she believes she deserves it.
But her email scandal and the subsequent FBI investigation into it played a role in ruining her chances, and now a federal court has ruled against her, Law & Crime reported.
Judicial Watch keeps pouncing. https://t.co/z83YEtH1IF
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) March 2, 2020
On Monday a federal court decided that the former Secretary of State in the Obama administration and decided she would have to sit for a deposition
The decision came from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and it was in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch.
“The Court had previously ordered discovery into three main areas: whether Clinton’s use of a private email server was an intentional attempt to evade FOIA; whether the State Department had previously attempted to settle the case in ‘bad faith’; whether the State Department had ‘adequately searched’ for records pertinent to Judicial Watch’s request,” Law & Crime said.
U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, who was appointed by former President Ronald Reagan, said that the case required more scrutiny because of its rare circumstances.
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) March 2, 2020
Hilary Clinton will have to face a disposition by Judicial Watch.
This is thanks to D.C. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth’s ruling today.
The judge questioned why Hillary’s behavior was “acceptable practice.”
Will Crooked finally face justice?
— Paul A. Szypula (@Bubblebathgirl) March 2, 2020
“As extensive as the existing record is, it does not sufficiently explain Secretary Clinton’s state of mind when she decided it would be an acceptable practice to set up and use a private server to conduct State Department business, “the judge said, Fox News reported.
“Although discovery in FOIA cases is rare, the Court again reminds the government that it was State’s mishandling of this case – which was either the result of bureaucratic incompetence or motivated by bad faith – that opened discovery in the first place,” he said.
“Discovery up until this point has brought to light a noteworthy amount of relevant information, but Judicial Watch requests an additional round of discovery, and understandably so. With each passing round of discovery, the Court is left with more questions than answers,” he said.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton celebrated the victory against the former first lady and New York Senator on Twitter.
“BREAKING: Federal Court Orders Deposition of Hillary Clinton on Emails and Benghazi Attack Records. Rules prior testimony ‘left many more questions than answers,” he said.
BREAKING: Federal Court Orders Deposition of Hillary Clinton on Emails and Benghazi Attack Records. Rules prior testimony “left many more questions than answers.” https://t.co/pvW4CD2oBS
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) March 2, 2020
Carmine Sabia Jr. is the Editor-At-Large for sabiareport.com and a syndicated columnist for The Federalist Papers, Illicit Info and others covering political news and current events.