Clinton Replies to Questions From Judicial Watch

• October 13, 2016 10:54 pm


Hillary Clinton's attorneys answered on Thursday the questions submitted to her by the conservative group Judicial Watch. Clinton was court-ordered to answer the questions about her private email server.

Clinton's attorneys raised a series of objections to the questions and stated that Clinton is essentially sticking with the statements that she and her campaign have made throughout the election, CNN reports:

Clinton maintains in the filing that she chose to use a personal email server for "convenience," and she believed her emails to State Department officials were being archived by virtue of the fact that the recipients had government email accounts.

However, it appears as though Clinton and her team did not give much thought to the archival of these email records:

She acknowledged however that "she did not consider how emails she sent to or received from persons who did not have State Department email accounts would be searched by the Department in response to FOIA requests."
The filing suggests Clinton relied on her advisers when it came to managing and protecting the server, and does not recall being contact by the State Department during her tenure about preserving her emails.
Furthermore, the filing notes, "Secretary Clinton states that she does not recall being advised, cautioned, or warned during her tenure as secretary of state about hacking or attempted hacking of her email account or the server that hosted her account."
Judicial Watch is pleased to have Clinton's answers and will be reviewing them, said President Tom Litton in a statement. Fitton also mentioned the lack of responses due to where Clinton's attorneys objected:
"We're pleased that we now have a little bit more information about Hillary Clinton's email practices," Fitton said. "Our lawyers will be reviewing the responses closely. Mrs. Clinton's refusal to answer many of the questions in a clear and straightforward manner further reflects disdain for the rule of law."