Judicial Watch denounces ‘double standard of justice’ after SCOTUS shuts down bid to depose Hillary Clinton

In the latest blow against Judicial Watch’s efforts to depose former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server, the U.S. Supreme Court shut down the conservative group in a decision late last month.

For its part, Judicial Watch issued a press release a short time thereafter slamming the nation’s highest court for refusing to hear its challenge to a lower court’s ruling.

“Special protection”

“Hillary Clinton ignored the law but received special protection from both the courts and law enforcement,” asserted Tom Fitton, the group’s president.

He went on to denounce what he sees as a “double standard of justice” that “has destroyed confidence in the fair administration of justice.”

Citing his own group’s role in the shedding light on the Clinton controversy, Fitton wrote: “Americans would never have known about Hillary Clinton’s email and related pay for play scandals but for Judicial Watch’s diligence.”

The statement went on to predict that “the Biden State and Justice Departments will continue to protect her and cover up their own misconduct as we press for additional accountability through the courts.”

As for the underlying case, it arose as an attempt by Judicial Watch to gain access to Clinton’s emails under a Freedom of Information Act request. Also being requested were documents related to the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed four Americans — including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

“To depose Clinton about her emails”

In addition to the former secretary of state, Judicial Watch also wanted to depose her former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, as well as two other high-ranking State Department officials.

“On March 2, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth authorized Judicial Watch to depose Clinton about her emails and the existence of relevant Benghazi attack documents,” the group said in a statement earlier this year.

As Judicial Watch claimed at the time, the “court also ordered” the three other depositions it had requested.

In August, however, the D.C. Court of Appeals sided with Clinton and Mills, granting their petition for mandamus relief, effectively ensuring that neither could be compelled to provide testimony.

With the most recent Supreme Court decision, that ruling will stand. In any case, revelations surrounding Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state was clearly a major issue in her subsequent bid to become president, with some observers suggesting that the scandal cost her the 2016 race.

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17 Responses

  1. The supreme court is just another branch of the Democrat party anymore, no fair ness no justice

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  3. The Clintons must have something on everybody in office, because they can get away with Murder . Hillary still runs her mouth about what she thinks is right, when she should be in Jail.

  4. Corrupt Supreme Ct in bed with the Dems – they proved how worthless they r when they denied to look into this STOLEN ELECTION – thought ACB was a constitutionalist well she’s just another judge in snake Robert’s pocket!!!!
    Welcome to COMMUNIST USA! One way Dems way only Dems stuffed ballot boxes count!!! We the AMERICAN PPL R NOT STUPID!

  5. We’ve all herd the B. S. Words nobody’s above the Law. But. We also know that’s not for Big Shots or people with money now we can add power to the list of B. S.

  6. I disagree with the SCOTUS. I don’t believe they made that decision. Hillary has performed an illegal act. Maybe treasonous? There are a lot of emails delete. And obviously she knows she’s done something wrong or she wouldn’t have deleted them, as well as destroying the hard drives. Her position in the government should be a red flag as well. I’m not sure if there is more to the case. Even still the decision is appalling. Those are two huge factors.

  7. Shame on these people where is equality under the law? If any employee did one
    Tenth of that they would have went straight to prison! God this country I believe is going to blow up if this stupidity is not brought under control. That was treason as well as Bengazi

  8. It is Very Obvious in This Time Frame the Justice System in the U.S. Does NOT Represent the Fair and Unbiased Judgement Decisions. It Is Sad for me How So Many Laws a Majority of Citizens Supported are Thrown to Waysides by the U.S. Judicial System by Rogue Judges.

  9. Our very corrupt politicians are getting away with murder. Only non-politicians like us who pay the taxes that become part of their salary are the ones who go to jail when we did something wrong. My consolation is that all wrong things they do they have to answer them to God.

  10. You are truly pathetic. How many times can you try and bring back Benghazi. She gave testimony under oath for something like 9 hrs. and you want to go back to it. The Hillary inquisition does not know when to give up. Now you are after the SC, even though it is a conservative leaning court, with 3 justices having been appointed by Trump. What you never seem to learn is that just because you lose , it does not mean that the system is “fixed”. Maybe you will grow up.

  11. I guess she doesn’t want to think about the day when she will have to answer to the Supreme Judge about her actions.

  12. You’re are a dope Martin. Hillary lied under oath and destroyed thousands of emails that she knew were subpoened. I guess you aslo forgot about the 10 or 12 cell phones she smashed.


  14. Hilary paid them off to protect her so she knows she doesnt have to worry about going to jail, when you have money like they do you can always buy yourself out of trouble, and she did, we arnt stupid we know what she did!!

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