Get Your Popcorn: Judicial Watch to Interview Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes and Slew of Other Obama Officials Under Oath

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Posted: Mar 13, 2019 1:30 PM
Get Your Popcorn: Judicial Watch to Interview Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes and Slew of Other Obama Officials Under Oath

Source: AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File

Government watchdog Judicial Watch is set to interview former White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes about Benghazi and Hillary Clinton's illegal email server. They've been given the green light by a federal court to do so.

Here's what they're looking for: 

-Whether Clinton intentionally attempted to evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by using a non-government email system;

-Whether the State Department’s efforts to settle this case beginning in late 2014 amounted to bad faith; and
-Whether the State Department adequately searched for records responsive to Judicial Watch’s FOIA request.

Other officials who will answer questions under oath include former Bill Clinton aide Justin Cooper, former Hillary Clinton Chief of Staff Jacob Sullivan, Clinton confidential assistant Monica Hanley, Clinton special assistant Lauren Jiloty, FBI official E.W. Priestap and former or current Department Officials John Hackett, Sheryl Walter, Gene Smilansky, Monica Tillery, Jonathan Wasser, Clarence Finney, Heather Samuelson and Eric Boswell. 

In January, United States District Judge Royce Lamberth ordered these individuals to cooperate.

“Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting on the ongoing Clinton email scandal, even as Congress dropped the ball and DOJ and State continued to obstruct our quest for the truth,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said about the scheduled depositions. “The Court in our case wants real answers on the Clinton email scandal which is why our request for basic discovery was granted.”