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FOIA News: Drafts of Whitewater indictment for Hillary Clinton are exempt, court rules

FOIA News (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Judge won't release drafts of Hillary Clinton Whitewater indictment

By Josh Gerstein, Politico, Oct. 4, 2016 

A federal judge has rejected a conservative group's lawsuit demanding the release of drafts of a criminal indictment of Hillary Clinton prosecutors prepared, but never issued, during the Whitewater investigation in the 1990s.

U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton ruled Tuesday that Clinton's "substantial privacy interest" outweighed any public interest in disclosure and that the material was protected from disclosure by a court rule enforcing grand jury secrecy.

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