FOIA Advisor

FOIA News: Citizens United looks for coordination between Dems, feds on Clinton probe

FOIA News (2015-16)Kevin SchmidtComment

Citizens United looks for coordination between Dems, feds on Clinton probe

By Julian Hattem, The Hill, Feb. 4, 2016

The conservative political organization Citizens United on Thursday demanded the federal government hand over any documents showing that State Department officials discussed the probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email server with Democrats.

The organization filed a pair of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests asking the State Department to give up any records showing that officials referenced the ongoing investigation or the department’s internal watchdog with top congressional Democrats or Clinton’s presidential campaign. 

“Citizens United wants to know if congressional Democrats are acting as defense attorneys for Hillary Clinton by seeking to politicize and undermine the State Department Inspector General’s investigation,” group President David Bossie said in a statement to The Hill. “Similarly, we want to know if Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is inappropriately communicating with Democrat political appointees at the State Department about the status of the State Department Inspector General’s investigation.”

Read more here.