JANUARY 19, 2016
State has been awash in FOIA requests since the Clinton email controversy exploded last March, but their backlog problem started well before that. Numerous media outlets, including the AP and conservative groups like Citizens United and Judicial Watch have requested State documents during Clinton’s tenure only to be told they did not exist. After suing in court, the groups found that some of the documents, including records relating to Huma Abedin’s quasi-government employment status and Clinton’s schedules, appointments and call logs, did exist. Now the courts are forcing State to turn over emails and go back to former employees to ask for copies of messages they have in their possession.