Judge: Hillary Must Respond to Email Server Questions from Watchdog Group
On Special Report, correspondent Jennifer Griffin reported that a federal judge has ordered Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to respond to written questions from a conservative watchdog group regarding her use of a private email server.
U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled late Friday that lawyers for Judicial Watch could question Clinton under oath.
Chris Farrell, director of investigations for Judicial Watch, called the judge’s decree a “victory for law and order.”
Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said the campaign was glad that the judge had allowed Clinton to answer questions in writing.
"Judicial Watch is a right-wing organization that has been attacking the Clintons since the 1990s," Fallon said. "This is just another lawsuit intended to try to hurt Hillary Clinton's campaign, and so we are glad that the judge has accepted our offer to answer these questions in writing rather than grant Judicial Watch's request."
Judge Sullivan said Judicial Watch must submit its questions to Clinton by Oct. 14 and gave Clinton 30 days to respond -- a timetable that could push Clinton's answers past the November election unless Judicial Watch sends its questions earlier than mid-October.
Judicial Watch is among several groups that have sued the government over access to records about Clinton's service as secretary of state.
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