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Government Shutdown Stalls Clinton Email Probe

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By    |   Friday, 18 January 2019 12:43 PM

Among the work impacted by the ongoing government shutdown is another probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email setup while she served as secretary of state.

According to Politico, U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth put the discovery process of a series of depositions related to the matter on hold until the shutdown is over.

The request to do so came from the Department of Justice.

"To respond to plaintiff's interrogatories and document requests (including one that will require searches of State's email records for 24 officials or former officials) will require not only members of the Department of Justice's litigation team, all of whom are currently furloughed, but also State attorneys and employees from various bureaus and components who are likewise furloughed," lawyers from the DOJ wrote.

"The government will require an even broader array of State employees — most of whom are currently furloughed — to prepare for the numerous depositions described in the discovery order."

Clinton used a private email server and several email addresses during her time as secretary of state under former President Barack Obama. The FBI famously ruled in 2016 that her actions did not cross any criminal lines, but Republicans have continued to press for more investigations.

The aforementioned depositions are related to a request from conservative watchdog Judicial Watch to determine whether Clinton's email setup was intended to avoid complying with Freedom of Information Act requests.

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