Hillary Clinton, Democratic frontrunner for the 2016 presidential race, may have to testify in a lawsuit against Clinton over the use of a private email server, according to a federal judge in Washington.
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan also stated that both parties have come to an agreement on testimonies from Clinton’s former top aides. The testimonies will take place for eight weeks, starting immediately, and the results of the testimonies may require Clinton to be deposed.
Clinton setup a private email server in her home and used the server to send out official emails as Secretary of State between 2009 and 2013. Republicans and politicians believe that Clinton endangered the secrets of the government and did not adhere to transparency laws.
The lawsuit against Clinton was brought forth by the Judicial Watch. The Judicial Watch filed a claim against the State Department in an attempt to gain access to the records relating to a Clinton aide’s employment. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is also conducting an investigation into the matter.
The Judicial Watch has been granted the right to take the testimonies of Clinton’s aides, including Huma Abedin. Judge Sullivan, in his court order, questioned whether the State Department had provided all of the relevant documents in the case.