The State Department had a "disastrous" information system at the time and Powell said he felt the need to fix it. Mr Powell was in attendance, along with other former secretaries including Henry Kissinger and Condoleezza Rice. Conason wrote how this prompted Clinton chose to stick with her prior decision and "keep her personal account and use it for most messages". In it, the author describes a dinner meeting in which several former secretaries of state were present and offered their advice to Hillary Clinton.
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan turned that request aside, however, ruling "less burdensome" efforts were required.
Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State emerged as a major flashpoint in the 2016 presidential election, raising questions about Clinton's judgment, transparency and honesty. "We believe it is a victory for law and order to get Hillary Clinton under oath answering questions about the server setup and why she did it", said Judicial Watch director of investigations Chris Farrell.
On the Clinton decision, Sullivan determined that Judicial Watch has the right to ask Clinton more questions because she "has not answered questions relevant to the limited scope of discovery authorized in this case". In his statement, Powell said he had "no recollection" of his purported dinner conversation. Albright is a former Secretary of State as well.
"He did write former Secretary Clinton an email memo describing his use of his personal AOL email account for unclassified messages and how it vastly improved communications within the State Department".
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not have to provide a deposition as part of a lawsuit brought by a conservative judicial group that seeks information about her use of a private email account, a federal judge ruled Friday. "For those follow-up questions that Judicial Watch is unable to anticipate, it can move this Court for permission to serve additional interrogatories", he added.
The Clinton campaign declined to comment on the accuracy of the book's account.
Michael Bekesha, the lawyer for Judicial Watch, insisted there were outstanding questions that only Clinton could answer about why she set up the server, and argued there would be value in having her testify to those motivations under oath.
The US Department of Justice concluded last month there were no grounds to prosecute her for the arrangement following a year-long investigation.
"Judicial Watch is a right-wing organization that has been attacking the Clintons since the 1990s", Fallon said.
Obviously, her written answers are going to be as unresponsive as she can get away with.