Judge Nap on New Email Ruling: 'I Don't Know How Hillary Escapes This'
Hillary Clinton could see a subpoena coming her way after a federal court ruling related to her private email server.
A D.C. federal judge granted a motion for discovery filed by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that is suing the U.S. State Department for records related to Clinton’s time as secretary of state, FoxNews.com reported.
It means that Hillary Clinton's aides, such as longtime top staffer Huma Abedin, could be subpoenaed to give testimony under oath.
Judicial Watch is seeking information about whether Clinton and her aides intentionally dodged public records laws by using a private email server.
Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in this morning on FBN's "Varney & Co." and explained that this civil FOIA case moving slowly through the court system is a "nightmare" for Clinton.
Napolitano noted that separately, the FBI's investigation based on these documents continues.
He explained that a civil case allows for a far "broader latitude" for questioning witnesses than in a criminal case.
If Clinton's aides do not invoke the Fifth Amendment, Napolitano said that they could end up revealing information that could be used in the FBI's criminal probe.
"I don't know how she escapes this. I really don't. ... She cannot not know how grave her legal situation is," said Napolitano, adding that it's "probable" that Clinton receives a subpoena to testify.
Watch his analysis above.