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FOIA News: Bill and Hillary Clinton fight new demand for email server

FOIA News (2015-16)Kevin SchmidtComment

Bill and Hillary Clinton fight new demand for email server

By Josh Gerstein, Politico, July 3, 2015

Lawyers for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have moved to block a conservative lawyer's effort to pry into emails stored on the Clintons' private server.

In a motion filed Thursday evening in federal court in West Palm Beach, Fla., the Clintons' attorneys ask that conservative gadfly Larry Klayman be temporarily barred from demanding information in connection with a racketeering lawsuit he filed in March against the couple and the Clinton Foundation. The suit alleges that the Clintons used the private email server to frustrate Freedom of Information Act requests Klayman filed for records about waivers of Iranian sanctions and about leaks relating to measures the U.S. and Israel took to deal with Iran's nuclear program.

During a telephone conference in the case Wednesday, federal magistrate Dave Brannon gave Klayman the go ahead to begin discovery — the process of demanding documents, evidence and testimony — relevant to the suit.

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