Judicial Watch: Court Hearing Tuesday, January 24, in Case Seeking Clinton Communications Turned over to FBI by Datto
JANUARY 23, 2017
(Washington DC) – Judicial Watch today announced a hearing will be held Tuesday, January 24, 2017, regarding Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records held by the FBI in connection with text messages and emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stored on the equipment of Datto Inc., a commercial data management company (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:16-cv-02369)).
Judicial Watch’s lawsuit seeks:
- All records, including but not limited to emails or text messages (SMSs, MMSs, BBMs, iMessages, etc.), discovered, recovered, retrieved from, or found on any Datto device, equipment, or hardware connected to or used to backup or support former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s clintonemail.com email system.
- All records relating to the FBI’s efforts to discover, recover, retrieve, or find emails or text messages stored on the Datto device, equipment, or hardware …
A hearing is scheduled:
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Courtroom 21
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
333 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Clinton reportedly was using an online backup service called Datto Inc. to create copies of her data during a time when she and her aides were improperly handling classified material.
Datto announced it had turned over a “hardware device” to the FBI, along with all Clinton emails the company had in its possession:
“With the consent of our client and their end user, and consistent with our policies regarding data privacy, yesterday, Tuesday, October 6, Datto delivered a hardware device to the FBI containing all backed up data related to Platte Rivers Networks’ client known to be in its possession,” said the company.