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Video of Hillary Aides' Testimony to Be Kept From Public

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By    |   Thursday, 26 May 2016 06:49 PM

A federal judge ruled Thursday that video depositions by aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cannot be released to the public, Politico reports.

U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan made the ruling based on a request from Clinton's Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, who is set to give her deposition on Friday, but the judge applied the ruling to all of Clinton's staff members at the State Department.

Mills' lawyers had argued that the public's right to know would be sufficed with written transcripts of her testimony and that an audiovisual recording could be used opponents of Clinton's White House run if it were released by Judicial Watch, the conservative watchdog group that was granted the right to obtain the depositions as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit over Clinton's use of a private email server for official business.

The transcripts will be released, the judge ruled, and the video recordings also will be given to the court, possibly indicating they could be released publicly at a later time, Politico notes.

"The depositions permitted by the Court are limited in scope, but relate to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email practices during her tenure at the State Department," the judge, a Bill Clinton appointee, wrote in his brief. "The public has a right to know details related to the creation, purpose and use of the clintonemail.com system. Thus, the transcripts of all depositions taken in this case will be publicly available. It is therefore unnecessary to also make the audiovisual recording of Ms. Mills' deposition public."

Earlier this month, Mills reportedly left an FBI interview abruptly when asked about topics that had previously been agreed to as off-limits.

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