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Deposition: Huma Abedin Was Frustrated With Hillary's Private Server

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By    |   Wednesday, 29 Jun 2016 04:06 PM

Huma Abedin revealed in a deposition Tuesday she was at one point frustrated by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server for official government business, Bloomberg News reports.

The deposition of one of Clinton's top aides was part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch to release Clinton's emails and look into her use of the server.

Abedin, Clinton's chief of staff at the time and now vice chair of her campaign for the White House, told Judicial Watch lawyers she was concerned that Clinton's ability to conduct business was being impeded. Judicial Watch's lawyers told Bloomberg that Abedin was cooperative during the deposition.

Tuesday's deposition at least partly focused on an email exchange Abedin had with Clinton in 2010 in which Abedin told Clinton they "should talk about putting you on state email or releasing your email address to the department so you are not going to spam."

Clinton replied that she was concerned about her personal emails becoming public, but that she could get a separate address or device for government emails if needed.

Abedin told Clinton that the missed communications being caused by her private email were "not a good system."

Abedin said in her deposition that the "personal" Clinton referred to in her emails were messages sent to friends and family and didn't mean any government records were improperly handled, people at the deposition told Bloomberg.

Abedin is one of several current or former Clinton aides ordered by Washington, D.C. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan to give depositions in the case. Bryan Pagliano, the State Department IT specialist who ran the private server testified last week, but asserted his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination more than 100 times.

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Huma Abedin revealed in a deposition Tuesday she was at one point frustrated by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server for official government business, Bloomberg News reports.
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