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FOIA News: Online request portal "underwhelming"; State Dep't sued for Clinton's email policy

FOIA News (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

No Central Request Function In Planned US FOIA Portal

By, April 16, 2015

The “FOIA Portal” being developed by the Obama administration is underwhelming, according to persons interviewed by

The portal will lack a key feature typically described as a “Consolidated Online Request Portal.” In particular, the yet unveiled portal will not provide a central place to file freedom of information requests. Nor will it track requests or display the results of requests.

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Info Sought on Clinton's Personal Email Policy

By Amanda Loviza-Vickery, Courthouse News Service, April 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (CN) - Just after announcing plans to run for president, Hillary Clinton was hit with a federal complaint over her decision to use only private email accounts and servers to do her work as U.S. Secretary of State.
Competitive Enterprise Institute, a D.C.-based public policy research and educational institute, says the State Department has failed to produce the documents it requested under the Freedom of Information Act regarding Clinton's admitted use of unofficial emails.

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Copy of Complaint here.