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Last week, Judicial Watch released the deposition transcript of Ambassador Lewis Lukens, former executive director of the State Department’s executive secretariat. The transcript is available here. Amb. Lukens’ deposition is the first of seven allowed by the court as part of the discovery granted to Judicial Watch by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in response to its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit involving HRC’s non-government email system (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363)). Also see An Invitation to a Deposition: DC Court Judge Approves Extraordinary Procedure in FOIA Case; Judicial Watch Submits Plan to Depose Top Ranking @StateDept Officials and 30 (b)(6) Witnesses; Court Grants Request to Interview Clinton Aides and @StateDept Officials Under Oath Over Email Saga.
Following his assignment at S/ES, Ambassador Lukens was appointed as US Ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. He is currently diplomat-in-residence responsible for for recruitment and outreach for the State Department in Montana, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and northern California.
You may read the transcript of the deposition below: