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FOIA News: State Dep't search for Clinton records inadequate, judge rules

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Judge faults State over Clinton visitor records

By Josh Gerstein Politico, Nov. 22, 2016

A federal judge has rejected the State Department's handling of a request for records of visitors to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's office, ruling that officials there did not do an adequate search before they told the Republican National Committee that no such records were found.

"The narrow interpretation given by the agency to the Visitor Records Request improperly limited the scope of the search, rendering the search conducted in this case inadequate," Judge Beryl Howell wrote in an opinion issued Tuesday evening.

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