Clinton must give written testimony in email case - US judge

2016-08-20 19:07


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Washington - A federal judge has ruled that Democrat Hillary Clinton must respond in writing in a lawsuit over her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

In a two-page ruling issued on Friday, Judge Emmet Sullivan declined to order Clinton to testify in person in a case brought by the conservative group Judicial Watch.

The Democratic presidential candidate has 30 days to respond to Judicial Watch's questions over her use of an unauthorised server while she was the top US diplomat, the ruling reads.

In early July, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said no charges would be brought against Clinton for using the private email server.

FBI Director James Comey however said that while there was no clear evidence that Clinton and her aides intended to violate secrecy laws, "there is information that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly-classified information".

Clinton has apologised for exclusively using the private email account and her own server during her time as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

Opponents argue that this breached rules about protecting classified documents from cyber-attack and may have amounted to a crime.

The Judicial Watch lawsuit threatens to keep the email controversy alive for the weeks leading up to the November 8 presidential election.

Read more on:    hillary clinton  |  us

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.