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FOIA News: FBI refuses to confirm or deny Clinton email investigation

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FBI rejects judge's request for Clinton email info

By Josh Gerstein, POLITICO, Sept. 21, 2015

The FBI on Monday rebuffed a federal judge's request for information on the inquiry it is conducting into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email account and server, raising the question of whether the courts or Congress will take more forceful action to try to secure data from Clinton's email system.

About a month ago, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered the State Department to reach out to the FBI to address a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative group Judicial Watch regarding Clinton aide Huma Abedin's employment arrangements and to report on arrangements for the FBI to share information about the ongoing investigation.

In a terse letter Monday, FBI General Counsel James Baker appeared to reject the request .

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