UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — A federal court in the U.S. metropolitan area of Columbia delivered a decision on Monday instructing former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify on why she used her personal e-mail for official correspondence while she was in office.
This is stated in the decision received by the electronic database of Judge Royce Lambert.
Thus, Lambert partially satisfied the corresponding lawsuit of the conservative human rights organization Judicial Watch.
“The court satisfies the Judicial Watch’s request for testimony of Hillary Clinton regarding the reasons for using a private server and her understanding of the obligations to handle State Department records,” the judge said in a decision.
In 2015, a scandal erupted due to the fact that Clinton, when he was the head of the US State Department, used a personal e-mail box for official purposes.
Later, she handed over to the Foreign Ministry all her working correspondence (55 thousand letters), and deleted her personal (more than 30 thousand letters), for which she was subjected to harsh criticism.
In July 2016, then-Director of the FBI, James Comey, following an investigation into Clinton’s correspondence, announced that his office had not found grounds for bringing charges against her.
However, in October of that year, he announced that the investigation was resuming in the light of newly discovered circumstances.
Finally, on November 6, 2016, two days before the U.S. presidential election, Comey issued a notice that the additional verification was over and that Clinton’s jurisdiction was still valid.
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