Contending legal group Judicial Watch is overstepping boundaries in its attempt to depose Hillary Clinton, the Justice Department has filed a legal motion opposing the watchdog’s request to secure testimony from the Democratic front-runner as a part of their email probe.
The Justice Department’s response states the request for Clinton’s testimony is unrelated to the original Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) motion filed by Judicial Watch in 2012.
According to the Justice Department attorneys, Judicial Watch is:
“seeking instead to transform these proceedings into a wide-ranging inquiry into matters beyond the scope of the court’s order and unrelated to the FOIA request at issue in this case.”
Judicial Watch’s original filing in 2012 was related to the September 2012 attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya; it has since expanded to incorporate Clinton’s use of a private server while serving as Secretary of State.
Government lawyers demand Clinton be protected from any request for testimony related to her private server until the original matter related to Benghazi is resolved.
[judicialwatch.org] [The Hill]