President-elect Donald Trump seemed to walk back talk of appointing a special prosecutor during his recent “60 Minutes” appearance, telling Lesley Stahl that the Clintons are “good people” and he didn’t want to hurt them.
Regardless of what the federal government does or doesn’t do, Hillary Clinton isn’t out of legal trouble. Civil suits filed by Judicial Watch, Citizens United, and others haven’t gone away simply because the election is over.
Election is over but the Clinton emails keep coming https://t.co/cMzslBbwrC
— Anita Kumar (@anitakumar01) November 21, 2016
In light of Judicial Watch announcing the receipt of 508 documents related to Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, McClatchy’s Anita Kumar writes that the public can “expect periodic releases of records to continue through 2018, even though many Clinton critics have moved on following Donald Trump’s victory.”
Clinton’s lawyers certainly haven’t moved on, and on Monday they filed their objection to Judicial Watch’s request to compel Clinton to answer three interrogatories that were among 25 submitted by Judicial Watch. “Secretary Clinton answered the interrogatories to the best of her knowledge in good faith, and her answers are consistent with the voluminous public record,” the filing reads.
— Jacob Gershman (@jacobgershman) November 21, 2016
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) November 21, 2016
Her legal team told the court:
Interrogatories Nos. 1 and 14 do not seek information related to Secretary Clinton’s use of the clintonemail.com system for State Department business; for that reason, they are irrelevant and outside the scope of permitted discovery. As for Interrogatory No. 24, Secretary Clinton cannot answer that interrogatory without divulging privileged attorney-client communications.
We’ll have to wait to see where this latest development leads.
Has the public’s appetite to see Clinton come clean about those thousands of deleted emails waned since the election? Does it matter, legally speaking, whether it has or not?
@JudicialWatch I haven't moved on!
— Lu (@LuLuWhoLu) November 21, 2016
@JudicialWatch Let justice be done
— Alexis Dreamer (@snickersbuddy) November 21, 2016