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FOIA News: Suits increasingly seek search of personal email

FOIA News (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson snared in growing pursuit of personal email

By Alex,Swoyer,  Wash. Times, May 1, 2017

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has dug through more than 26,000 emails from his personal account, trying to figure out which of those were government business that he should have turned over to the government as official records, the Justice Department told a federal court Monday.

Three of Mr. Johnson’s top aides also used personal accounts to do their official work, the government has told the court — feeding the growing legal storm over secret email accounts and how much access the public should have to those records.

Judicial Watch has sued to get a look at the messages from Mr. Johnson and his staffers.

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