Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch will finally get their day in court over a lawsuit they filed seeking the release of indictment records against Hillary Clinton in the Whitewater scandal.
Judicial Watch is demanding that the indictment documents against Clinton relating to the 1990’s Whitewater case be made available to the public, and filed a Freedom of Information Act request in March 2015.
But after the National Archives and Records Administration refused to release the documents, Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit in October 2015, again requesting access to the 238 pages of records.
Now, a federal appeals court has agreed to hear the case.
Judicial Watch said, “The National Archives argues that the documents should be kept secret, citing grand jury secrecy and Clinton’s personal privacy.”
However, the watchdog group argued that there is no need for secrecy or privacy regarding the documents, as ample information about the Whitewater case is public knowledge now.
Neither Bill nor Hillary Clinton was ever prosecuted for his or her role in the Whitewater scandal, although other individuals were.
Judicial Watch is requesting certain documents which are drafts of indictments against the Clintons, written by Hickman Ewing, who was the chief deputy to Kenneth Star, the independent counsel who was appointed to investigate the Clintons for their alleged involvement in fraudulent real estate deals.
Ewing reportedly admitted in March 1999 that he had drafted the indictment related to allegations that Hillary Clinton gave false information and withheld certain information from Whitewater investigators. The indictment plans against Clinton were then dropped.
Judicial Watch reported:
Ewing said he “had problems” with some of her statements to investigators in April 1995 and drafted an indictment shortly after September 1996. He said he showed it to other prosecutors in Starr’s office but went no further.
According to a Judicial Watch press release, the hearing will take place in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Friday, Sep. 22, at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Judicial Watch is seeking:
All versions of indictments against Hillary Rodham Clinton, including but not limited to, Versions 1, 2, and 3 in box 2250 of the Hickman Ewing Attorney Files, the “HRC/_ Draft Indictment” in box 2256 of the Hickman Ewing Attorney Files, as well as any and all versions written by Deputy Independent Counsel Hickman Ewing, Jr. prior to September of 1996.
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