Clintons to be deposed in racketeering case

Hillary Clinton, the prohibitive front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, will be deposed on July 28 in a civil case alleging various forms of corruption under the Racketeering, Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statutes.

Former President Bill Clinton will also be deposed the following day. The case, filed by longtime ClintonWorld nemesis Larry Klayman, is being heard in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and seeks to have the server Clinton used while Secretary of State seized and inspected by a neutral forensic expert:

Klayman said a major reason for his lawsuit involves the fact that Cheryl Mills, then-chief of staff to Hillary Clinton, and the secretary of state herself “lied to the lower court” in by claiming there were no documents related to a pair of Freedom of Information Act requests he filed in 2012 while knowing those records actually did exist on the private server.

One FOIA, filed May 2012, pertained to allegations that Hillary Clinton issued waivers for preferred companies to do business with Iran despite strict congressional sanctions. The other probed a 2012 leak of classified information about Israel and Iran to the New York Times and was filed in June of that year.

Klayman said records on the Clintons’ private server are “in imminent danger of being lost” in court documents and urged the court to intervene.

Klayman is a former Federal Prosecutor and founder of activist groups Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch and best known for being a persistent thorn in the side of the original Clinton presidency. Critics often call Klayman a “serial litigator” who enjoys filing frivolous lawsuits. While Klayman’s star may have faded for a period following a doomed run for the U.S. Senate, he returned to prominence due to his role in a suit of the Obama Administration over the NSA domestic spying program.

The suit alleges a wide range of political corruption during Hillary Clinton’s time at the State Department, including collusion between the Clinton Foundation, donors and those who paid Bill Clinton for speeches, and actions taken by Hillary to steer favorable results to parties who paid them.

The case is set to go to trial on Jan. 20, 2016, less than two weeks before the Iowa Caucus.

 

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