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FOIA News: State Department asked to focus on Clinton emails and FOIA backlog

FOIA News (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Trump wants State Department to release remaining Clinton emails

By Gloria Borger, Evan Perez & Marshall Cohen, CNN, Oct. 27, 2017

President Donald Trump has made it clear to the State Department that he wants to accelerate the release of any remaining Hillary Clinton emails in its possession as soon as possible, according to three sources familiar with the President's thinking.

This latest move for disclosure from the State Department comes at the same time the President called upon the Justice Department to lift a gag order on a key FBI informant in an investigation into Russian efforts to gain influence in the US uranium industry during the Obama administration.

The sources described the President's interest in the release of the emails -- and the testimony of the FBI informant -- as rooted in a commitment to "transparency," with one source adding that "the law requires cooperation with Congress and the courts."

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