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FOIA News: More discovery approved in Clinton emails case

FOIA News (2019)Allan BlutsteinComment

Judge orders more discovery in Clinton emails FOIA case

By Daniel Chaitin & Jerry Dunleavy, Wash. Exam’r, Aug. 23, 2019

A years-long legal fight over Hillary Clinton's emails took another turn when a federal judge in Washington, D.C., ordered additional fact-finding from State Department officials on Thursday.

U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth authorized nearly all of what conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch sought in a recent status report for its case related to the former secretary of state's unauthorized email server, including the depositions of seven Department officials over the next four months. This includes Jamie Bair, an attorney in the Office of Legal Adviser who was assigned to Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information request and its lawsuit, and Tasha Thian, a State Department records officer who wrote about Clinton's email practices in a 2018 book. Three of the officials' names are redacted.

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