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State Department Tries to Block Deposition of Hillary Clinton: ‘Wholly Inappropriate’

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posted on May, 27 2016 @ 06:35 PM
The U.S. State Department in a desperate attempt to save Hillary from "testifying" at the Judicial Watch FOIA gathering approved by the courts, is attempting to have Hillary "excused".

They give a few reasons, but they are claiming Hillary's "spot" overlaps with depositions.

And they are saying JW's scope is excessively broad.

They can't hide from the Sun, but they can hide cover-ups.

State Department Tries to Block Deposition of Hillary Clinton: ‘Wholly Inappropriate’

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.

Gasp and Gagg !!

posted on May, 27 2016 @ 06:41 PM

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.

I'd say the State Department has failed on their primary goal. Helping to hide the misdeeds of Clinton and hold her accountable, is not making us a more secure part of the world.

posted on May, 27 2016 @ 07:56 PM
So scratch and dig a little deeper. The State Department, really who/what is this federal agency? Perhaps too much hand and glove with a 3 letter agency? Defending H.R. Clinton, who was given leadership as a brokered deal with presidential candidate Obama, in return for throwing her votes to him, so he would later support her run for the presidency. She had absolutely no regard for the position of trust bestowed upon her as Secretary of State.

I am a hard working woman - a business owner, someone who respects the Constitution, and mother of a daughter -- I call H. R. Clinton a 21st century prostitute. Sold her soul in her quest for power.

From the U.S. State Department's website:
"Mission Statement
Create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.

American diplomacy in the 21st century is based on fundamental beliefs: our freedom is best protected by ensuring that others are free; our prosperity depends on the prosperity of others; and our security relies on a global effort to secure the rights of all. The history of the American people is the chronicle of our efforts to live up to our ideals. In this moment in history, we recognize that the United States has an immense responsibility to use its power constructively to advance security, democracy, and prosperity around the globe. We will pursue these interests and remain faithful to our beliefs."

Seems they have failed.

posted on May, 27 2016 @ 08:16 PM
a reply to: SeaYote

I cannot even begin to address H.R. Clinton's arrogance, ignorance, and disregard for protecting classified material vis a vis her damn server -- which basically should tell everyone her disregard for the duties she supposedly had as Secretary of State.

Why would the State Department want to defend this person who betrayed that duty over and over while she really spent her time posing and positioning for her real goal of president?!

While HR Clinton was Secretary of State:

"Wang Wenliang, a Chinese national with U.S. permanent residency, briefly shook Clinton’s hand at the Sept. 30 event, a representative for Wang told TIME. An American company controlled by Wang made a $60,000 contribution to McAuliffe’s campaign three weeks before the fundraiser. Less than a month later, a separate Wang company pledged $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation, the first of several donations that eventually totaled $2 million."

...and wtf, she was willing to allow a Chinese national to funnel $$$ to her coffers that any idiot would understand surely originates from the People's Republic of China?

"Hillary Clinton has a lot to answer for with regard to her record as Secretary of State under the Obama administration, particularly in Haiti and Honduras, two countries that are still reeling from U.S. intervention into their affairs. At the last Democratic debate, Bernie Sanders brought up the epidemic of violence in Honduras that has forced many unaccompanied minors to flee, but stopped short of bringing up Clinton’s role in the 2009 coup in Honduras that removed the democratically elected Manuel Zelaya and helped lead to a new era of repression and lawlessness."

"Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a military contractor and former Army Ranger, said Clinton failed as secretary of state to send in adequate reinforcements when the U.S. mission in Libya was under terrorist attack."
edit on 27-5-2016 by SeaYote because: forgot to finish a sentence

posted on May, 27 2016 @ 09:06 PM
We can just imagine what the Executive Branch would be like under Hillary.

The petty jealousies would be on the front pages every day.

posted on May, 28 2016 @ 03:24 AM
So, Judicial Watch might be overstepping and rushing its own FOIA case to bash Clinton. OR the State Department is not playing ball and blocking the whole thing.

Honestly if they really did get an overboard FOIA request the State Department should fight it to the bitter end to stop future overboard FOIA requests. But if State didn't follow the court orders hang them out to dry.

Cant say I am fond of the straight jump to "Crooked Clinton" people make when anything that might tarnish Clinton comes out whether true or not.

posted on May, 28 2016 @ 07:57 AM
a reply to: Pyle

State should have been policing their own.

H.R. Clinton has tarnished her standing through her actions.

posted on May, 28 2016 @ 10:47 AM
a reply to: Pyle

The JW FOIA live questions are already started.

The SD already lost the court case.

This new motion is just a last ditch effort to suppress the FOI request in part.

Hillary is guilty of withholding documents because she didn't turn them in to the SD until long after she left office.

posted on May, 28 2016 @ 10:54 AM

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.

There is a lot more to this than what the OP posted.

Very disingenuous of the OP.

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