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FOIA News: In Lawsuit, Journalist Seeks Hillary Clinton’s Deleted Personal Emails

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In Lawsuit, Journalist Seeks Hillary Clinton’s Deleted Personal Emails

By Byron Tau, Wall Street Journal, Dec. 8, 2015

A journalist has sued to gain access to emails recovered from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server, a cache that could include tens of thousands of personal notes that Mrs. Clinton said she had deleted.

In a new lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Vice News reporter Jason Leopold asks the Department of Justice to produce any material investigators have recovered from Mrs. Clinton’s private email server, which she turned over to the department in August.

The Department of Justice has been probing the Democratic presidential candidate’s email arrangement, with digital forensics experts attempting to recover emails deleted from the server. Officials say Mrs. Clinton is not the subject of the investigation, which is focused on the potential mishandling of classified information.

Mr. Leopold’s lawsuit seeks access to any recovered files, which could include the roughly 30,000 emails that Mrs. Clinton described as personal in nature and said she deleted rather than turn over to the State Department.

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