Hillary Clinton will not be required to face deposition over her unsecured email setup while Secretary of State under the Obama administration.
The U.S. Supreme court rejected Judicial Watch’s appeal, the conservative group, to depose former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Her controversial use of a private email server became a major scandal during the 2016 presidential election.
Judicial Watch had hoped to depose Clinton, Cheryl Mills, her aide, and other State Department employees over the use of the unsecured personal email server by Clinton.
The FBI investigated Clinton’s emails and declined to charge her with violation of federal record-keeping requirements or other crimes, despite the clear evidence of violations.
Clinton’s emails were a major political issue in her failed 2016 presidential campaign.
Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch President, issued a statement accusing the court of upholding a “double standard” and undermining faith in public institutions.
“Hillary Clinton ignored the law but received special protection from both the courts and law enforcement,” he said. “For countless Americans, this double standard of justice has destroyed confidence in the fair administration of justice.”