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FOIA News: Judge slams State Department over Hillary Clinton-related records

FOIA News (2015-16)Kevin SchmidtComment

Judge slams State Department over Hillary Clinton-related records

By Josh Gerstein, Politico, July 20, 2015

A federal judge is lashing out at the State Department for delaying for years in providing responses to Associated Press Freedom of Information Act requests seeking records about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's schedules and her top staffers.

At a contentious hearing last week, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon demanded explanations for why some of the AP's requests received no reply for four years or more before the wire service filed suit in March.

Leon said he was determined to establish "what has been going on in the State Department for four years dragging their feet, not addressing these issues for four years."

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