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Posted on 05/01/2019 5:27:27 PM PDT by jazusamo
Full title: Judicial Watch: Top Hillary Clinton Aide Admits Under Oath that He and Clinton Used Unsecure Personal Email for Official State Department Business
Insists that monitoring Clintons illicit use of private email wasnt really part of my job, but adds, I wish she had used a State Department account
(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today released the transcript of a court-ordered deposition of Jacob Jake Sullivan, Hillary Clintons senior advisor and deputy chief of staff when she was secretary of state, in which the top staffer admits that both he and Clinton used her unsecure non-government email system to conduct official State Department business. A full transcript of the deposition is available here .
Judicial Watchs court-ordered discovery centered upon whether Clinton intentionally attempted to evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by using a non-government email system and whether the State Department adequately searched for records responsive to Judicial Watchs FOIA request.
In the questioning, Sullivan admitted that he had used his personal Gmail account at times for State Department business but denied that he had sent classified information to Secretary Clintons unsecured personal system.
After Judicial Watch pointed out that on January 26, 2010, Sullivan sent a classified email with the subject line call sheet , Sullivan testified: When I sent this email, my best judgment was that none of the material in it was classified, and I felt comfortable sending the email on an unclassified system. The material has subsequently been upclassified but at the time that I sent it, I did not believe that it was classified.
Sullivan said in the deposition that he had not been concerned about Clintons use of a non-government email account, because it was not part of his job:
Like Secretary Clinton has said herself, I wish she had used a State Department account. It wasnt really part of my job to be thinking about Secretary Clintons emails so I dont think I sort of fell down directly in my job, but do I wish I had thought of it during the time we were at State. Of course. I mean, what human being at this point wouldnt have thought of that?
Sullivans deposition is part of United States District Judge Royce C. Lamberths order for senior officials including Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Jacob Sullivan, and FBI official E.W. Priestap to respond under oath to Judicial Watch questions.
A video of the Sullivan deposition exists but is under seal after the Justice Department and State Department, which opposed any discovery, objected to their public release. The court denied release of the video depositions for now and left the door open for reconsideration.
[T]he Court does not foreclose future releases of audiovisual recordings in this or other cases. Judicial Watch may move to unseal portions of these recordings relied upon in future court filings. So too may it use the video recordings at trial, consistent with the Federal Rules of Evidence.
Judge Lamberth made the ruling in Judicial Watchs July 2014 FOIA lawsuit filed after the U.S. Department of State failed to respond to a May 13, 2014 FOIA request ( Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01242)). Judicial Watch seeks:
Copies of any updates and/or talking points given to Ambassador Rice by the White House or any federal agency concerning, regarding, or related to the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Any and all records or communications concerning, regarding, or relating to talking points or updates on the Benghazi attack given to Ambassador Rice by the White House or any federal agency.
A federal court wants answers on the Clinton email scandal and Mr. Sullivan is one of many witnesses Judicial Watch will question under oath, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. It is shameful that the Justice and State Departments continue to try to protect Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration on the email scandal.
U.S District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ordered Obama administration senior State Department officials, lawyers, and Clinton aides, as well as E.W. Priestap, to be deposed or answer written questions under oath. The court ruled that the Clinton email system was one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.
Judicial Watch previously released interrogatory responses given under oath by E.W. (Bill) Priestap , assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division, in which he stated that agency found Clinton email records in the Obama White House, specifically, the Executive Office of the President.
Does anyone know if there is a Statute of Limitations on these crimes?
Well it was only Yoga talk
“Although it would be controversial, the Justice Department is able to reopen the Clinton email case, and experts say President Trump’s 2016 adversary arguably could be charged until March 2025 after Trump would leave office even if he wins a second term.”
If this critter had any kind of security clearance, they knew they were committing a felony.
We’ll know if we have any justice at all when and only when the Hillabeast has her fat *ss thrown in prison.
So HE may be too stupid but she certainly knew she was not supposed to be sending classified info that way.
Thank you very much, jazusmo. I should have read further.
Which would be a federal crime.
Of course, Hellary believed she essentially "owned" the State Department as soon as she became Secretary, so in her mind everything about the State Department, including her emails and the emails of anyone who communicated with her, were her personal property.
The private server setup itself was all the “intent” any “reasonable prosecutor” would have needed to indict
Seriously, we need to take bets where they are going to find his body.
Most welcome but I didn’t get that from the article, I had to look that up for someone a few weeks ago because I didn’t know either. :^)
Did he have a choice? Mrs. Bill *Clinton had only one system.
Everyone who has security clearances gets it clearly spelled out multiple times what is allowed and what isn’t. They give people examples to explain why something is or isnt permitted.
And basically if you are unsure about something, then you dont do it until you ask someone in authority whether its ok or not and you receive a clear definitive answer.
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I agree and he is probably aware of that too.
Everyone knew exactly what they were doing and the pretense otherwise is just more lying and covering up.
Hey Sullivan, don’t go jogging.
And Odunga knew. Tick tick tick.
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