Clinton granted two more weeks to respond to email questions in court case

Clinton granted two more weeks to respond to email questions in court case
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden prepares to confront Putin Ending the same-sex marriage wars Trump asks Biden to give Putin his 'warmest regards' MORE has been granted a two-week extension to respond to a series of written questions about her use of a personal email server while secretary of State as part of a court case probing whether the system thwarted open records law.

Clinton’s legal team asked the conservative watchdog organization involved in the lawsuit, Judicial Watch, for the extra time last week, due to her obligations for the presidential campaign and the unavailability of lawyers, among other reasons.


Judicial Watch agreed, it announced on Wednesday, pursuant to terms of a court order.

Clinton’s responses to the 25 questions were originally due on Sept. 29. Now, they will be due on Oct. 13, less than four weeks before Election Day.

The change in schedule pushes the matter even later into the election calendar and adds to the certainty that the controversy swirling around Clinton’s email setup will last through to Nov. 8.

In August, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan declared that Clinton should answer a series of written questions about her email setup under oath. Judicial Watch had asked for Clinton to testify in person, following interviews with several of her senior aides.

The long-running lawsuit, one of many launched by Judicial Watch concerning Clinton’s emails, has been the source of multiple revelations regarding her bespoke setup.

Among other questions, Judicial Watch lawyers have asked Clinton whether she was aware of the need to comply with federal record-keeping and open records laws and whether her email setup skirted those obligations.