These depositions are separate from the FBI investigation. This is one of two cases Judicial Watch has before the courts, both related to Hillary's email server.
State Department Consents To Depositions
WASHINGTON -- The State Department reached an agreement with the watchdog group Judicial Watch on Friday that would allow the organization’s attorneys to depose Hillary Clinton’s top aides about the “creation and operation” of her private email server.
The agreement is the latest legal victory for Judicial Watch, which has been suing the State Department for public records related to Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. Judicial Watch is seeking information on whether Clinton’s email server allowed her and top aides to evade public records laws and whether State Department officials intentionally obstructed efforts to obtain public information. The watchdog group has asked to depose Clinton’s top advisers, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, State Department official Patrick Kennedy, and other senior officials. Judicial Watch has now been granted discovery in two public records lawsuits against the State Department.
MORE THAN 30,000 DELETED EMAILS
The passage I have excerpted below demonstrates exactly why these lawsuits matter. Do not forget that Hillary and her cover-up team deleted 30,000 emails from her private server before turning it over to the FBI. No one has seen those emails except her closest aides. However, there have been a few published FBI leaks over the past 4 months hinting that the bureau has been able to find the deleted files.
Ray Maxwell, a former assistant secretary of state for North Africa, has told reporters that Cheryl Mills was one of several Clinton aides who on a Sunday afternoon “separated” out Benghazi-related documents that might put Clinton or her team in a “bad light.”
These documents were kept out of the pile that the State Department turned over to the Board that was investigating Benghazi. When Maxwell stumbled upon the operation, which was taking place in a “basement operations-type center at State headquarters in Washington,” he questioned whether it was above-board. “Isn’t that unethical?” he asked the office director in charge of the weeding-out process. “Ray, those are our orders,” she answered. A few minutes later, Cheryl Mills entered the room and challenged Maxwell over his presence, asking him, “Who are you?”