The last is yet unheard of Hilary Clinton’s email scandal as a federal judge ordered her to provide sworn answers to written questions about her email scandal.
A conservative legal watchdog, Judicial Watch, had approached a Federal high court requesting that Clinton be given a “Discovery.”
A Discovery is a legal term for demanding that a person in a lawsuit provides some information. There are three basic types of discoveries: depositions, interrogatories, and requests to produce documents.
Judicial Watch requested that Clinton sit for a deposition.
In Depositions individual are placed under oath and verbally asked questions. The person must immediately provide verbal responses.
The judge turned down that request. However, he granted the group request that Clinton be served an interrogatory.
This simply means that Clinton will have to answer questions in writing. This will give her some weeks to ponder on answers that will implicate her.
Interrogatories are answered under oath, meaning, if Clinton lies its perjury way.
Clinton told FBI officials on Friday that former Secretary of State Colin Powell advised her to use a personal email account.
“Her people have been trying to pin it on me,” Powell said.
“The truth is, she was using [the private email server] for a year before I sent her a memo telling her what I did.
A biography written by Joe Conason’s captures snippets of Clinton and Powell’s discussions.
According to Conason, “Powell told her to use her own email, as he had done, except for classified communications, which he had sent and received via a State Department computer.
“Powell confirmed a decision she had made months earlier – to keep her personal account and use it for most messages.”
Powell obliquely denied making such statement saying he “Has no recollection of the dinner conversation.”
It is yet unclear how Clinton’s email scandal will affect her shot at the Presidency.