Earlier this month, a judge filed an order for former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, to testify over her use of a private email server during the attacks in Benghazi, Libya. As part of the 83-page appeal, Clinton’s lawyers called the impending deposition to conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, “inappropriate, unnecessary and a clear abuse of discretion.”
The former first lady’s legal team has attempted to block the deposition by filing an appeal on Friday. The deposition has been put on hold while her legal team pursues the appeal.
The head of Judicial Watch has said the move was interesting. He pointed out that the federal judge previously said there were more questions that needed to be answered beyond the original statements provided.
“I have to say I was surprised Mrs. Clinton sought this desperate review of the upper court,” stated Tom Fitton. “I say it’s desperate, I don’t believe it’s going to go anywhere, but who knows how the courts are going to rule.”
The conservative group attempted to get the former presidential candidate to testify in 2012 using a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Both parties were given 75 days to gather evidence and prepare depositions.
However, the date is now up in the air and it remains unclear when the appellate court will announce a verdict.