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FOIA News: State Dept. won't search Hillary Clinton server

FOIA News (2015-16)Kevin SchmidtComment

State Dept. won't search Hillary Clinton server

By Anna Palmer, Politico, Aug. 14, 2015

The State Department is not planning to search Hillary Clinton’s email server as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by a conservative watchdog group, according to a court record filed Friday afternoon.

The State Department said it has made a good faith effort to respond to Judicial Watch’s FOIA request for records about long-time Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s employment status. It says that it is not in possession of the server, which has been turned over to the Justice Department by Clinton’s attorney.

The State Department also cited Clinton’s recent certification under penalty of perjury that the 55,000 documents she turned over are the only emails that “were or potentially were federal records” as the basis for why no further search was necessary. The State Department said that they have already done a search of the emails in their possession and found no relevant documents.

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