Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hillary Must Testify Under Oath in Writing on Her Festering Email Scandal

Hillary Must Testify Under Oath in Writing on Her Festering Email Scandal

by Stephen Lendman

Likely never before in the republic’s history has a candidate for the nation’s highest office been so irreparably legally, ethically and morally tainted multiple times over - clearly making her unfit to serve.

If ordinary people committed her offenses, they’d be serving long prison terms - perhaps life sentences with no possibility of parole.

Yet Hillary will likely succeed Obama - for the first time in US history, a known criminal to be anointed president of the United States and commander-in-chief of its military, her multiple high crimes ignored, her power as chief executive letting her reign terror on humanity with a stroke of her pen.

In response to the conservative Judicial Watch watchdog FOIA lawsuit, Hillary must respond in 30 days under oath to questions it’ll submit - US federal district court Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled.

He ordered former Information Resource Management of the Executive Secretariat director John Bentel be deposed. According to Sullivan’s court order:

“(T)he State Department shall release all remaining documents responsive to Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act request by no later than September 30, 2016; and it is FURTHER ORDERED that, consistent with Rule 33 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Judicial Watch may serve interrogatories on Secretary Clinton by no later than October 14, 2016.”

“Secretary Clinton’s responses are due by no later than thirty days thereafter…Judicial Watch may depose Mr. Bentel by no later than October 31, 2016.”

In his opinion, Judge Sullivan said “(t)he Court is persuaded that Secretary Clinton’s testimony is necessary to enable her to explain on the record the purpose for the creation and operation of the system for State Department business.”

In response to his ruling, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said “(w)e are pleased that this federal court ordered Hillary Clinton to provide written answers under oath to some key questions about her email scandal.”  

“We will move quickly to get these answers. The decision is a reminder that Hillary Clinton is not above the law.”

November 8 is election day. Hillary can delay responding to Judicial Watch’s questions until mid-month, or perhaps much later if she appeals - after likely becoming president-elect, the closest thing to immunity without getting it. 

No US president was ever removed from office by impeachment or any other means. John Adams once said it would take a national convulsion to do it, nothing like it ever happening in US history or likely now.

Hillary has numerous disturbing crosses to bear. She’s an accused perjurer - her responses to FBI investigators on use of her home server for official State Department business differing from testimony before Congress.

If she perjures herself in responses to Judicial Watch questions, will she be held accountable or permitted to be inaugurated in January as America’s 45th president?

Will supportive media scoundrels downplay the seriousness of lying under oath? Will too few people pay attention either way?

Will a third Clinton co-presidency assume power regardless of what makes them unfit to serve?

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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