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FOIA News: Records request flood in about Clinton, Lynch meeting

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Records request flood in about Clinton, Lynch meeting

By Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner, July 8, 2016

Amid a fierce backlash over the Justice Department's decision to close its investigation of Hillary Clinton this week without pressing charges, law enforcement officials must now face Freedom of Information Act requests seeking details of the controversial meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton.

America Rising, a Republican political action committee, submitted 20 FOIA requests to the Justice Department and state attorney general offices seeking discussions about the secret meeting, which came just one week before FBI Director James Comey announced he would not recommend an indictment for the former secretary of state.

The request to the Justice Department sought emails and text messages related to Lynch's meeting with Bill Clinton, as well as a copy of her official work calendar for June 27, the day of her brush with the former president.

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