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FOIA News: Judge orders GOP get more Clinton-related emails before conventions

FOIA News (2015-16)Kevin SchmidtComment

Judge orders GOP get more Clinton-related emails before conventions

By Josh Gerstein, Politico, June 1, 2016

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that another batch of Hillary Clinton-related emails must be turned over to the Democratic presidential candidate's political adversaries in advance of the national political conventions this summer.

U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Jackson ordered the U.S. Agency for International Development to produce a set of messages to the Republican National Committee by July 11 and to come up with a timeline by July 19 for disclosure of the remaining records.

Last December, the RNC sent two Freedom of Information Act requests to USAID. One demanded all emails between officials in 16 top positions at USAID and 10 Web domains connected to former Secretary of State Clinton, President Bill Clinton and their daughter Chelsea, including domains linked to the Clinton Foundation. The other request sought all emails between top USAID officials and 10 former State Department officials considered close to the Clintons, including Director of Policy Planning Anne-Marie Slaughter, Chief of Protocol Capricia Marshall and Deputy Chief of Protocol Dennis Cheng.

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