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Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff refused to answer questions about the Democratic front-runner's personal email server because she also acts as Clinton's personal attorney, a deposition transcript made public Tuesday revealed.
Cheryl Mills, a longtime Clinton aide, told lawyers from the conservative group Judicial Watch that she learned the details of Clinton's private email use after the former secretary of state had stepped down.
During a taped deposition Friday, she and her lawyers blocked the majority of questions about Clinton's communications because, by the time Mills learned how and why the private server system was established, she was already acting alongside David Kendall as Clinton's personal representative.
The interview was the second in a series of depositions Judicial Watch will conduct in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit over records from Clinton's State Department tenure.
Mills recalled during her testimony discussing with State Department officials "questions that they had with respect to media inquiries that they anticipated" about Clinton's emails.
The discussions about how to handle media scrutiny took place in "late summer" 2014, months before news of her private email use became public in a March 2015 New York Times report.
Mills said she...
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