A second federal judge has ruled that a conservative group should be allowed to dig deeper in its quest for emails sent by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in a decision Tuesday that could allow the group to seek more documents and depositions from current and former State Department officials.
U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth’s order grants limited discovery to Judicial Watch, which sued in 2014 in order to gain access to records relating to the drafting of the talking points given to then-Ambassador Susan Rice in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
Rice appeared on a number of Sunday morning talk shows in the days after the attack, and said the attacks evolved out of a protest over an anti-Islamic video. It was later revealed there was no protest before what has since been described as a premeditated terror attack.
The lawsuit specifically seeks records from Clinton as well as the State Department staff in relation to the drafting of the talking points.