Hillary And Bill Clinton Ordered To Testify On Private Emails In New Lawsuit

| by Ethan Brown

During a time in which most presidential candidates are trying to pick up supporters around the nation, Hillary Clinton will be in court answering more questions regarding her now-infamous private email account during her time as Secretary of State.

Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have been ordered to testify on the emails as part of a lawsuit filed by Freedom Watch, a conservative organization that has filed other lawsuits against the Clinton family and other politicians in the past, according to The Washington Examiner.

The racketeering lawsuit alleges that Hillary did not provide information requested through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), specifically citing the Clinton family’s business relationship with Iran. It alleges that Hillary withheld documents relating to State Department waivers given to people and businesses who were doing business with Iran, The Hill reported. Freedom Watch reportedly believes these waivers could have undermined U.S.-imposed sanctions.

“Considering two important FOIA requests in particular, the Defendants have withheld documents from the Plaintiff to which the Plaintiff is entitled to by law under FOIA concerning the granting of waivers by the Secretary of State for persons, companies, countries, and other interests to do business with Iran,” the lawsuit reads.

While Hillary, the former U.S. Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, is the primary defendant in the lawsuit, her husband’s actions have also been questioned. Bill and the Clinton Foundation are both listed in the suit as defendants.

Another complaint in the lawsuit alleges that Mrs. Clinton supplied The New York Times writer David Sanger with sensitive information. The lawsuit accused Clinton of “leaking Israeli war plans and cyber-warfare methods and sources” to Sanger.

When the suit was filed in March 2015 in Washington D.C., Larry Klayman, the founder of Freedom Watch, released a statement explaining his decision to sue the famous family.

“What Hillary Clinton, her husband, and their foundation have done is nothing new," the statement read. "It is simply part of a criminal enterprise which dates back at least 10 years, all designed to enrich themselves personally at the expense of the American people and our nation.

"It’s time, however, that they finally be held accountable."

Hillary will give her deposition on July 28, with her husband following one day later, The Hill reported.

Sources: The Hill (2), The Washington Examiner, Freedom Watch

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