State Department, Judicial Watch reach agreement on depositions of Clinton aides
© Getty Images

Lawyers for conservative legal watchdog Judicial Watch struck a deal with the State Department to go forward with depositions from former aides to Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton responds to Chrissy Teigen tweet: 'I love you back' Trump fights for battleground Arizona Biden leads Trump by 12 in new national poll MORE over the private email server she used during her time as secretary of State, according to Politico.


The agreement, which came Friday night, calls for sworn depositions from Clinton’s former chief of staff Cheryl Mills, her longtime aide Huma Abedin and information technology specialist Bryan Pagliano, who set up the server.

A federal judge is expected to sign off on the plan as early as next week. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled earlier this year that Judicial Watch should be able to take depositions as a part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit regarding Abedin’s work with the State Department.

According to the report, Mills, Abedin and Pagliano may still fight the subpoenas since they are all private citizens now. They could also use their Fifth Amendment rights to not answer any questions.

Pagliano has agreed to cooperate with the FBI in its investigation of the email setup in exchange for immunity.