Yesterday, the Judge in the Judicial Watch FOIA case involving Huma Abedin’s outside employment ordered an expedited hearing on Judicial Watch’s request to take discovery as to, among other things, Hillary’s electronic devices and server.

While Judicial Watch did not specify the discovery it wanted, that logically could include the sworn deposition testimony of Hillary as to her electronic devices and server, as well as that of her attorney David Kendall, who maintained custody of electronic records.

On Judicial Watchs request, the Judge moved the hearing up from September 10 to August 20. The State Department then filed a motion Motion for Extension of Time seeking to delay the hearing until August 27, because two of its key people were on vacation.

As grounds for this request, defendant states that the two DOJ supervisors who are responsible for this case and related FOIA cases are currently on vacation, and that the additional time is required for defendant to respond to the August 17 Order.

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The Judge quickly rejected the request to delay the hearing, even before Judicial Watch had a chance to file a written opposition:

MINUTE ORDER denying [28] Defendant’s Opposed Motion for an Extension of Time. However, due to the Court’s calendar, the status hearing will take place at 1:00 p.m. on August 20, 2015 in Courtroom 24A, rather than 12:00 p.m. as originally scheduled. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on August 18, 2015. (lcegs4) Modified on 8/18/2015 (ztcr).

UPDATE: Via Byron York, Hillary in a speech today in Nevada says she was the one to make the decision as to what was and was not work related. So she just made herself the key person to testify on the subject:

https://twitter.com/Bridget_PJM/status/633759714334085120

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Judicial Watch FOIA Case Huma Abedin – Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time and Hearing Delay

[Note Judicial Watch had represented Legal Insurrection in FOIA matters including as to David Gregory and the Virginia State Bar, and also is an advertiser.]