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Clinton Says She 'Does Not Recall' In Her Answers About Her Emails

Clinton submitted the answers as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by a watchdog group.

By Lauren Stephenson | October 13, 2016

Although the U.S. Justice Department didn't end up pursuing criminal charges against Hillary Clinton, she's still having to answer questions about her private email server. And it's not just on the campaign trail — it's in court.

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Clinton's attorneys submitted on her behalf answers to 23 of the 25 questions posed to her by Judicial Watch as part of its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against Clinton. Judicial Watch is a "conservative, non-partisan" watchdog organization.

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She signed and submitted her answers under penalty of perjury on Monday.

And Thursday, Judicial Watch released Clinton's responses.

Many of the responses included the phrase: "does not recall." Based on Newsy's count, the phrase was used 20 times in her answers. 

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Clinton said she didn't recall ever discussing or being told the use of a private email for State Department business "conflicted with or violated federal recordkeeping laws." She also said she didn't recall any reasons other than convenience for using her private email account for State Department business.

As Politico first pointed out, Clinton's answers don't seem to conflict with previous answers she's given on the subject of her emails.

While she said she didn't recall notifying the department's record keeping staff of her private email, she said she "did openly communicate via her account with many people in the State Department." Her responses also noted that she emailed employees on their State Department emails and thought "her email was being captured in the State Department's recordkeeping systems."   

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Clinton objected to and didn't answer two questions, claiming an early court ruling said Judicial Watch wasn't entitled to information on that specific topic. 

Clinton had to respond within 30 days from the date Judicial Watch submitted its questions, which was Aug. 30. However, Clinton was granted an extension by the organization. 

Clinton and Judicial Watch know each other well. As The New York Times reported, Judicial Watch currently has 20 open lawsuits against Clinton. 

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