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Appeals court rules Hillary Clinton doesn’t have to sit for deposition in lawsuit over emails

A panel of three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled unanimously on Friday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton does not have to sit for a deposition regarding her intentions with using a private email server for government business, after all.

What are the details?

In March, a district court judge ordered Clinton to appear under oath to answer questions for a lawsuit brought by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, saying that her previous written responses “left many more questions than answers.”

But Clinton appealed the decision, and the appeals court agreed, issuing a ruling saying that she has already explained her reasoning before Congress and to Judge Emmet Sullivan — the judge who refuses to drop charges against Gen. Michael Flynn — and therefore “the deposition of Secretary Clinton, if allowed to proceed, at best seems likely to stray into topics utterly unconnected with the instant FOIA suit, and at worst could be used as a vehicle for harassment or embarrassment.”

Judicial Watch also asked to depose Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s former chief of staff at the State Department, and that deposition will be carried out.

The Washington Examiner explained:

Judicial Watch wants to question Clinton and Mills about the talking points for former United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice’s appearances on television shows following the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Members of Ansar al Sharia launched a coordinated assault on Sept. 11, 2012, killing U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. Clinton, Rice, and others incorrectly blamed the attack on a YouTube video.

The appeals court noted on Friday that Clinton had been long gone by the time the State Department conducted its FOIA-related email search and pointed to the fact that “several executive agencies and a House Select Committee have conducted inquiries” into Clinton’s use of a private email server and that Clinton had “also provided eleven hours of public testimony before the House Select Committee” and “has answered countless media inquiries on the matter.

The basis of the lawsuit all stems from a 2014 Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from Judicial Watch, seeking “documents related to the Benghazi attack in 2012 that killed four Americans went unanswered,” the Washington Times reported.

In its decision Friday, the appeals court echoed an assertion made by Clinton and Mill’s attorney, David Kendall, who argued that “the real purpose” of the depositions “is harassment.”

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‘I can prove this isn’t a conspiracy…the documents exist’: Lara Logan exposes the media’s liberal ‘playbook’

Today’s journalists are expected to fall in line with the media narrative. If they dare to do real journalism — they’d better watch their backs.

South African-born investigative journalist, Lara Logan, has built her career on the front lines of history, and she’s paid a heavier price for truth than most can imagine — targeted and smeared by the media, not to mention the brutal atrocities she’s lived through in the field.

Lara joined Glenn Beck in the studio to talk about her remarkable career reporting from active war zones and everything she’s learned about the left’s media “playbook” for spreading disinformation, launching smear campaigns, and using pressure tactics to promote a radical progressive agenda.

“Go back and look at the documents produced in, I think, 2012 about gun control and how to guide people through that movement and make your case. It literally says, ‘Don’t take on this argument. Don’t take on the Second Amendment … because that doesn’t work. Use the emotional argument. That’s the playbook, and it’s the playbook across all different platforms,” Lara told Glenn. “I can prove this isn’t a conspiracy because those documents exist.”

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