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FOIA Advisor's Allan Blutstein Quoted in National Review

FOIA News (2015-16)Kevin SchmidtComment

Will Huma Abedin Survive the Clinton Scandal Vortex?

By Brendan Bordelon, National Review, Aug. 12, 2015

That request remains unfulfilled, despite the Judiciary Committee chairman’s numerous inquiries over the past two years. Last week, the senator said the department wouldn’t even return his staff’s phone calls. Allan Blutstein, a former government FOIA attorney, says that the State Department’s delay “seems unusual,” since documents requested by the chairperson of a congressional committee are generally released expeditiously, absent claims of executive privilege. “Most agencies, to maintain effective relations, will process those requests as quickly as practicable,” he says. “Two years is a long time not to respond to a committee chair’s request.”

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