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FOIA News: Deal nears to speed release of Hillary Clinton emails

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Deal nears to speed release of Hillary Clinton emails

By Josh Gerstein, Politico, Sept. 26, 2016

A potential compromise is in the works that could result in more of Hillary Clinton emails recovered by the FBI being made public before the election.

Last week, a judge ordered the processing under the Freedom of Information Act of a relatively meager 1,050 pages of the FBI-found emails before Election Day. Government lawyers say there are about 5,600 Clinton, work-related emails the FBI turned over to State Department beginning in July, although some are duplicates of records already processed and released.

However, during a court hearing in a separate FOIA lawsuit Monday, another judge pushed for a deal that could accelerate the release of those messages, perhaps three-fold in advance of the election.

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