Probe on Hillary Clinton's Emails Continue as Evidence Vanished; Justice Watch Aims to Get Clinton's Testimony Under Oath
May 18, 2016 10:58 AM EDT
The probe regarding former secretary of the State Department Hillary Clinton and her emails from a private server in her home continues as Justice Watch seeks to have her testify about the issue. The investigation also took an unexpected turn after several emails of Clinton and an vital person in the case has disappeared.
Clinton is moving onward in the primaries as she is currently the leading candidate of the Democratic side, however, her candidacy has not stopped the search into her emails during her stay as secretary of State Department.
According to Washington Times, after their success in having Clinton's aides questioned, legal group Justice Watch has filed a request with Judge Royce C. Lamberth to have Clinton undergo deposition under oath about her involvement in creating the email account.
In their website, Justice Watch detailed that they are seeking Clinton's testimony on her use of a non-state.gov email account. It detailed that the proposed testimony would also center on the Office of the Secretary's emails relating to the September 12, 2012 Benghazi attack and its aftermath, and the State Department's policies and rules regarding the security or lack thereof on the records of Secretary Clinton before she was ejected from the post.
Moreover, the authorities are currently digging deeper into Clinton's account as pertinent emails to former State Department IT Specialist Bryan Pagliano vanished. Per Value Walk, the State Department stated that they searched for Mr. Pagliano's email pst file and has not located one that cover the time period of Secretary Clinton's tenure.
Pagliano is a vital person in the case as he is believed to be the person who set up Clinton's private server. As the case widens, rumors are suggesting that Clinton may have been aware of the security vulnerabilities of her Blackberry at the time but still continued her use.
If such allegation is proven true, it could be grounds for the Espionage Act of 1913. She is currently leading the primaries and is likely to be the presidential candidate for the Democratic Party and could subsequently go head to head against the Republicans' Donald Trump.