(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released the deposition transcript of Patrick Kennedy, State Department under secretary for management, regarding Hillary Clinton’s and Huma Abedin’s use of the clintonemail.com system to conduct official government business. The deposition transcript is available here.
Kennedy testified that the significance did not “register” with him that Clinton was using a non-state.gov email account even though he communicated with her by email; and though he is under secretary for management of three of the four offices charged with ensuring State Department policies practices and procedures are followed, he had no opinion as to whether policies were violated except to say that State Department records-management policy encourages employees to use state.gov addresses for official business.
Kennedy is among seven depositions of former Clinton top aides and State Department officials that Judicial Watch has questioned under oath.
This discovery arises in a Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Huma Abedin, former deputy chief of staff to Clinton. The lawsuit was reopened because of revelations about the clintonemail.com system. (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363)). Judge Sullivan ordered that all deposition transcripts be made publicly available.