Federal Appeals Court Hearing for Criminal Indictments of Hillary Clinton

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Judicial WatchWashington DC-(Ammoland.com)- Judicial Watch today announced oral argument will be heard Friday, September 22, 2017, in Judicial Watch’s appeal (No. 16-5366) regarding its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking the draft indictments of Hillary Clinton over what is popularly known as the Whitewater scandal. The National Archives confirmed that draft indictments of Clinton exist but refused to release the records.

Date: Friday, September 22, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. ET
Location: Courtroom 20
United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit
333 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

The appeal stems from a March 9, 2015, FOIA request and an October 20, 2015, Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. National Archives and Records Administration (No. 15-cv-01740)) seeking:

All versions of indictments against Hillary Rodham Clinton, including but not limited to, Versions 1, 2, and 3 in box 2250 of the Hickman Ewing Attorney Files, the “HRC/_ Draft Indictment” in box 2256 of the Hickman Ewing Attorney Files, as well as any and all versions written by Deputy Independent Counsel Hickman Ewing, Jr. prior to September of 1996.

The draft indictments relate to allegations that Clinton provided false information and withheld evidence from federal investigators to conceal her involvement with the defunct Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan, the collapse of which lead to multiple criminal convictions. Clinton provided legal representation to Madison Guaranty as an attorney at the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, Arkansas. Clinton’s Rose Law Firm billing records, long sought by prosecutors, were found in the private quarters of the White House shortly after an important statute of limitations had expired.

The National Archives argues that the documents should be kept secret, citing grand jury secrecy and Clinton’s personal privacy.

Judicial Watch attorneys argue that since an “enormous amount of grand jury and other information from the independent counsel’s investigation of Clinton has already been made public, including a January 5, 2001 Final Report of the Independent Counsel and a 206-page “Summary of Evidence Memorandum” detailing the potential charges against Clinton, there is no secrecy or privacy left to protect.”

Judicial Watch believes the records include an evolving set of draft indictments, written between 1996 and 1998. The draft indictments reportedly arose out of the Office of Independent Counsel investigation into Clinton’s involvement in an allegedly fraudulent transaction, Castle Grande, involving the assets of Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan. Clinton was alleged to have drafted an option agreement that concealed from federal bank examiners a fraudulent $300,000 cross-loan to the Castle Grande project. Mrs. Clinton’s grand jury testimony – and her alleged concealment of her role in this fraudulent transaction, including the hiding of her Rose Law Firm billing records concerning her legal work for Madison – reportedly became the subject of an obstruction of justice and perjury investigation.

In March 1999, Ewing testified that three years prior he had drafted and circulated but abandoned an indictment of Mrs. Clinton. The New York Post reported:

Ewing said he “had problems” with some of her statements to investigators in April 1995 and drafted an indictment shortly after September 1996. He said he showed it to other prosecutors in Starr’s office but went no further.

Last year, Judicial Watch separately reported “Mrs. Clinton ‘may have been involved in a crime in 1986,’ according to never-before-seen portions of an Office of Independent Counsel (OIC) memorandum.”

“Why on Earth is President Trump’s Justice Department defending Hillary Clinton by keeping information about her well-known corruption secret? Who is running the store at the Justice Department?” asked Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Tax dollars are wasted as the Deep State rolls along in its frantic efforts to protect Hillary Clinton. President Trump should demand to know why his agencies are defending Hillary Clinton.”

Friday’s oral argument is scheduled to be heard by DC Circuit Judges Judith W. Rogers, David S. Tatel and Laurence H Silberman.

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Trump is not going to drain the Washington swamp. Failure to indite Clinton is all the proof I need. I am disappointed and disgusted with Trump and Sessions. They both have failed the people and the Nation miserably. Gun Walker, IRS, pay off to Iran, Iran nuclear deal, Brian Terry’s murder. it goes on and on and on and on. There has to be a very BIG reason why Trump has not gone after Billery and company.

Wild Bill

@Eaglenester, We need to send reinforcements to Trump. We will win or lose in the primaries. Note: Georga repub primary.


Yes. Excellent; Trey Gowdy for Attorney General pick. How about his speech on the 2nd. Amendment? He’s angered and right in the thicket on the issues of the criminal executive left. I think he would do just right.

James Higginbotham

people might disagree with me?
but were already in a Revolution, just the SHOOTING PART hasn’t started as yet.
but i strongly feel that to is coming.
hell with the way things are lining up where only WE THE PEOPLE SUFFER WITH THIS DEEP STATE RUN TYRANNICAL GOVT, HOW CAN IT MISS.


If Jeff Sessions steps down (or is removed by Pres. Trump; along with Rosenstein) and Trump appoints a real Attorney General, Clinton and so many other top level Obama Executives will be prosecuted.
Jeff Sessions will continue to ignore his job duties and fail Trump by ignoring the continually increasing number of exposed treasonous Clinton/Obama Criminal Felons of the left.

James Higginbotham

i agree.
then MAYBE Trump can get a GOOD AG.

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

I know the perfect candidate for AG – Trey Gowdy! he would prosecute the fat b&*%$ – no problem.

Jim Macklin

During the ChinaGate hearings before te Senate, the FBI testified that John Wong and Charlie Trie entered the United States in 1974 and went directly to Little Rock. That raises the unasked question, why and how did the communist Chinese know of Bill Clinton. If as obvious that the Chinese were giving money to Bill & Hillary the question then is how do you conceal the illegal money transfers? Contracts for Deed using names picked at random from the phonebook and the contract never paid in full means that no land title changes hands, no official record. A contract that… Read more »

Herb T

Since it is evident that this low-life Clinton will never be prosecuted for any of the numerous/voluminous criminal and treasonous acts which means there will never be any penalties served, a simple question: What is the point in pursuing all of this legal BS? The traitor/criminal has amply demonstrated time and again her disdain for any criticism, her disdain for the law, her uppity view of the world, and deserves all of her ill-gotten gains confiscated, auctioned off and the results deposited in the U.S. Treasury; She deserves a public hearing and public sentencing that would include real jail time,… Read more »


Her remaining uncharged and free at this juncture is proof positive that the “deep state” runs this country. I believe they are slowly eroding Trumps will to fight them also. GOD help us!!!

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

The B#&% isn’t made of Teflon – something’s gotta stick!

Marc disabled vet

she’s got dandruff , so something Will stick.
It’s just a matter of getting it past the snowflakes .