MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Washington Post newspaper, US District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ruled, on Tuesday, that Clinton's aides be questioned after the conservative advocacy group Judicial Watch brought a lawsuit about the use of private email accounts by her administration.
According to the publication, Clinton and Abedin will not participate in the first round of interrogation, but the opportunity to question them remains open.
In March, Clinton came under fire for using her personal email account and server for official purposes when she served as US secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. US Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough later discovered that Clinton had shared intelligence documents and information about highly classified government programs via her unsecured private email server.
The judicial decision comes amid Clinton's attempts to win the Democratic presidential nomination.