Judicial Watch received a judgement to depose State Department workers who may have information pertaining to Hillary’s private and illegal email set up. Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered the present and former employees at the State Department to allow themselves to be deposed under penalty of perjury. The eight include:
- Stephen D. Mull, executive secretary of the State Department from June, 2009, to October, 2012. Mull proposed Clinton use a State Department BlackBerry for email. Her identity would have been protected but the messages would have been subject to the FOIA.
- Lewis A. Lukens, executive director of the department’s executive secretariat from 2008 to 2011. Lukens suggested to Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy and Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, have a government computer to read messages sent to her clintonmail.com address.
- Patrick F. Kennedy preceded Clinton at the department, having served since 2007. He became Clinton’s primary adviser on technology and information services issues.
- Donald R. Reid, senior coordinator for security infrastructure in the department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, a position he has held since 2003. Judicial Watch believes Reid participated in discussions in 2009 about Clinton’s use of the Blackberry and other communications devices to conduct official government business.
- Cheryl Mills, chief of staff throughout Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.
- Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff for the entirety of Clinton’s tenure. Abedin also had an email account on the Clinton server and accompanied Clinton whenever she was seen in public.
- Bryan Pagliano, Clinton’s IT guru from her unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign and the individual who kept the private server located at her New York residence operational while she was at the department.
- The eighth individual would be somebody designed by the department to provide information on the process by which FOIA requests are processed in the agency.
Furthermore, Judge Sullivan has said that if State continues to drag it’s feet, he would allow Judicial Watch to depose Hillary, herself, under oath. The judge will read and approve the list next month. Especially worrisome for the former employees is that Judicial Watch is investigating the stonewalling of FOIA requests. Emails released earlier appears to show Cheryl Mills blocking release of the emails, even though doing so is a direct violation of the Open Records Law.