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FOIA News: Clinton Email Issues Shake Up State Dept. FOIA Operations

FOIA News (2015-16)Kevin SchmidtComment

Clinton Email Issues Shake Up State Dept. FOIA Operations

By Charles S. Clark, Government Executive, Feb. 24, 2016

As unanswered questions about her private email server continue shadowing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, the State Department she once led remains on the receiving end of criticisms, legal actions and disclosure requests involving the Freedom of Information Act.

Most observers are focused on an ongoing FBI investigation of the role of classified information in Clinton’s private email transmissions. But the State Department’s inspector general is also on the case, and an IG spokesman told Government Executive on Tuesday his office “plans to issue another report on records management and security issues related to the use of non-departmental systems.”

Also on Tuesday, the conservative legal group Judicial Watch won a victory in U.S. District Court when Judge Emmett Sullivan agreed to allow a new discovery phase in the group’s FOIA lawsuits against the State Department.

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