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FOIA News: Email shows Mills was told of key Clinton FOIA request

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Email shows Mills was told of key Clinton FOIA request

By Josh Gerstein, Politico, August 10, 2016

A newly-released email message shows that Hillary Clinton's State Department Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills was alerted within days in December 2012 when a liberal watchdog group requested records describing all the email accounts used by Clinton.

Six months later, State sent a letter to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington saying no records could be found. A State Department inspector general report issued in January described the episode as part of a pattern of "inaccurate and incomplete responses" to FOIA requests.

The incident is noteworthy because had State's response been more thorough, Clinton's exclusive use of a private email server as Secretary of State could have been exposed years before it became public in March 2015.

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