Judicial Watch Asks Court To Unseal Videos Of Depositions In Hillary Clinton Email Case

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The conservative watchdog site, Judicial Watch, today announced it filed a motion seeking to unseal the audiovisual recordings of the depositions of top Clinton aides and State Department officials.

The depositions come in connection with a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff to former Secretary Clinton (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363)). Judicial Watch argues that “even though the election is over, the news media and the public continue to monitor and follow the proceedings in this case.”  A coalition of 19 news media organizations is already on record with the Court supporting public access to the videos.

The motion is opposed by the State Department, as well as Abedin, former State Department Director of Information Resource Management of the Executive Secretariat John Bentel (who took the Fifth Amendment in response to questions at his deposition); Cheryl D. Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff throughout her four years as secretary of state; and Bryan Pagliano, State Department Schedule C employee who has been reported to have serviced and maintained the server that hosted the “clintonemail.com” system.  Pagliano also asserted his Fifth Amendment right in refusing to answer questions in his deposition in this case.

Judicial Watch argues:

[T]he Court has stated, “The public has a right to know details related to the creation, purpose and use of the clintonemail.com system.”


Because the public has a right to know, the audiovisual recordings of the depositions in this case must be unsealed. The sole reason for sealing the recordings in the first place was to avoid their misuse during the 2016 campaign season. Now that the election is over that reason no longer exists.


Prior to her deposition, Mills moved for a court seal on the audiovisual recordings of her deposition.  Subsequently, the court granted Ms. Mills’ motion and also sealed the audiovisual recordings of all depositions until further notice.

“The public and the media have a right to see these deposition videos of top officials from the Clinton State Department,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The courts and the continued work of Judicial Watch is clearly the only hope of bringing sunlight into the Clinton email issue and completing the public record.”

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chunga's picture

The people have a right to know!

- Jill Stein

Ooops...no they don't.

dexter_morgan's picture

Is that headline whore finally out of the news?

underman's picture

Her money tally continues to grow.  $7.1m and counting.  Every couple days a tweek storm from her cat den to keep up appearances.

zorba THE GREEK's picture

Let the public see what went down and how everyone involved backed down from the succubus, that is not going to happen, not a chance in hell.
Pandora's box will remain sealed and 75 years from now it will air on the education channel

Billy the Poet's picture

But I have it on good authority that the Clintons are "good people" who shouldn't be hurt.

Vatican_cameo's picture


"Expose the bitch."

You are speaking "Figuratively" and not "Literally " I hope.

Handful of Dust's picture

It involves "...the integrity of our system..." to release the depostion as well as the converstation Lowrenta Lynch had with Bill Clinton on the airstripe while an active investigation of Crooked Hillary was going on.

"American citizens deserve the truth."


Arnold's picture

Never go full retard.




Chris Wallace vs Jill Stein.

RiverRoad's picture

We sure as hell do.  We pay their paychecks.

BennyBoy's picture





(Oh god I'm "Literally" going to throw up)

wee-weed up's picture



Look for these videos to "mysteriously" go missing. Never to be seen again.

Translation... destroyed.

chunga's picture

She's grandstanding out in front of tRump tOwer, fishing for a few moar shekels.

Jill Stein Demands Donald Trump End ‘Intimidation’ Against Vote Recount Efforts


Lumberjack's picture

She will have a wardrobe malfunction in 3-2.... 

FatTony7915726's picture

Grab Hillary by the penis............ooops i mean by the pussy!

yogibear's picture

Worse than reaching down into a clogged sewer main.

Handful of Dust's picture

Her vacation house gets bigger every day. Jill's going to make bernie jealous. He should have asked for a bigger house.

It's paradoxical!

Boris Badenov's picture

The recounts will result in MORE votes for Donald Trump, are you kidding? 

Jill Stein ROBBED Hillary. PERIOD.

   Is that sexist?  See HILLARY'S INTENT: 






I saw a movie once.

Hang 'Em High.

Seems appropriate.  

Lots of volunteers, I'm sure, will step up to do the heavy lifting. 

Handful of Dust's picture

Congress: Attorney General
Lynch ‘Pleads Fifth’ on Secret Iran ‘Ransom’ Payments Obama admin blocking congressional probe into cash payments to Iran




The AG pleads the 5th and she still has a job?!

Fuki's picture
Fuki (not verified) chunga Dec 5, 2016 5:23 PM

Lily white Clinton lover Laci Green tweets "f$$k white America".


KittyKittyBangBang's picture

those fellas are pooftas ova their ... acridited times sux  ... HA HA HA

Lumberjack's picture

I never thought I would say this but thank god for the sun and how it heats (and cools) the earth....



chunga's picture

LOL! We finally got to test out the new roof and it didn't blow off or leak...snowflakes in the forecast here too.

Lumberjack's picture

Well done! I got mine done last year at the same time. Pulled the gutters too... best move evah!

Boris Badenov's picture

Judicial Watch rocks! Have you seen this?

Joe diGenova's Emmy Award winning performance.....41:00 approx, "The Scandal Within The Scandal".



Handful of Dust's picture

All the money I sued to donate to npr and aclu now goes to Judicial Watch and Naked Capitalism. Any money left over I go buy a pizza.

Boris Badenov's picture

Invest in what the future may bring. Maybe a new motto, keep up the good work!

847328_3527's picture

It's odd when you look at the options for donations on Ebay or Amazon I don't see Judicial Watch, ZH, Naked Capitalism, or any others I would gladly donate to instead of those fake charities where 95% goes to "admin fees" and < 5% actually goes to cancer research, etc.

But I did go to the NC web site and donate. It's a good site well worth supporting as are zh, etc.

RiverRoad's picture

"sued"?  Great Freudian slip.  Best ever.  Sue 'em 10 ways to Texas, baby!

3LockBox's picture


Now it will be some other motion (excuse) to keep it from the plebs.

Keep after this!

dexter_morgan's picture

Ironic. shitlerys main purpose in us8ng the private server was to avoid FOIA requests.

Farmer Joe in Brooklyn's picture

I love Tom Fitton and Judicial Watch.

They are some of the most organized and tenacious pursuers of liberty and we owe them much gratitude for what they do.

I rarely give to charitable organizations (prefer to act locally), but Judical Watch gets my yearly contributions. 

Thank you to all the people at JW who are working in the trenches for us....

Lumberjack's picture

JW and Wikileaks rock! We are getting pretty friggin tired of all that fake news and grandstanding. She and Bernie et.al. make millions doing this bullshit, financed by (insert here) and in the end, WE, in no uncertain terms, have to fucking pay for it. 

847328_3527's picture

Me too!


As I said above, I stopped giving to those fake charities and instead give to preserve our freedoms such as JW, Wikileaks, zh, etc.

The Gardener's picture
The Gardener (not verified) Dec 5, 2016 5:38 PM

Just as an aside, and by the way I support Judicial Watch, Pa always told us if you're dining out and order chicken legs always ask your server for the left legs.

You see, chickens always lead with their right legs when they start to walk so obviously they are tougher.

Pass it on.

tarabel's picture



1) I do think that any government employee who needed to plead the Fifth needs to lose their clearance and their job.

2) Anybody who cut a deal and then claimed they did not remember anything pertinent needs to lose their clearance, their job, any related retirement or pension bennies, and then be given one final opportunity to remember before also losing their immunity and being instantly perp-walked.

3) Anybody who destroyed evidence needs to go to jail, period. No pleas, no deals. Just to encourage any future participants in such a scheme.

847328_3527's picture

In the old days if you destroyed evidence the presumption was that you are guilty unless and until you prove otherwise. Too bad our system is so corrupted now. Hillary, Obama, Comey, Lowrenta, and the rest turned this nation into a farce. So did Bush with his WMD lies.

NoWayJose's picture

Since most of them are Hillarians or Democrats - they will be out on Trump's Inauguration Day.

Rakksan's picture

Try to substitute other words for NEEDS. Are you on welfare? Are you NEEDY?

The Gardener's picture
The Gardener (not verified) Dec 5, 2016 5:49 PM

The day we finally find out it was six guys that gunned down Kennedy is the same day we'll see these depositions.

Like, NEVER.

Miss Expectations's picture

Here's someone worth following...he's following the money, the arms, the pipelines and the toppled countries in Northern Africa...and the players.  He updates daily.


sinbad2's picture

Just a waste of time, the law doesn't apply to Hillary Clinton or any of her gang.

Ned Zeppelin's picture

You're right. Judicial Watch gets a check from me tomorrow.

Taras Bulba's picture

BTW, where is Hillary?

No sightings of her recently since the recount saga began.