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Attorneys for the U.S. Department of State are trying to block the deposition of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton in a FOIA case that is making its way through federal court. State Department attorneys believe the request to depose Clinton is “wholly inappropriate” given a ruling in another case.
This case involves a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog organization. The group had filed FOIA requests seeking information and talking points about the attacks of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya.
In their response to a proposed order for discovery, the State Department contends that many of the depositions that the group is seeking would overlap with depositions scheduled to take place in another lawsuit filed by the same group.
The primary goal of the Secretary of State and the U.S. Department of State is to shape a freer, more secure, and more prosperous world through formulating and implementing the President's foreign policy, while supporting and protecting American interests abroad.
Indeed, doing so would allow the discovery proceedings in this case to jump ahead of the proceedings in Civil Action 13-1363, which the Court here specifically sought to avoid in its Order.