Steven Mull, who served as executive secretary to Clinton from 2010 to 2012, is deposed under oath as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by Judicial Watch. When asked if he has any memories of discussing Clinton’s private server while she was secretary of state, he replies, “No, I can’t… I can’t recall, no.”
In August 2011, Mull mentioned Clinton’s server in an email when he wrote: “We are working to provide the Secretary per her request a Department issued BlackBerry to replace personal unit, which is malfunctioning (possibly because of her personal email server is down.)” When asked about this, he says he can’t recall the email exchange.
Asked when he became aware Clinton was using a private email address for official government business, Mull replies, “I don’t know that I’ve ever really become aware of that. I certainly am aware of the news articles and the allegations that have been made to that effect. But I…you know, I’m not in a position to judge what—whether it was official government business or not.”
His deposition lasts more than three hours. A Justice Department lawyer representing the State Department makes many objections to Judicial Watch’s questions. Then, when it is the government’s chance to question Mull on the record, it declines to do so. (The Washington Post, 3/27/2016) (Politico, 6/6/2016) (LawNewz, 6/6/3016)