MARCH 04, 2015
In light of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, Judicial Watch noted that Hillary Clinton’s email address could not be found in the government documents it obtained from its FOIA lawsuit against the State Department regarding the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attacks. As a result, JW’s pending FOIA requests and lawsuits regarding the State Department and Benghazi have been impacted by this scandal, since Clinton’s private email address was not searched when it should have been. Judicial Watch has filed several new FOIA requests to investigate this scandal. Read more about the latest FOIA requests Judicial Watch filed here.
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, offered some commentary on this scandal’s impact on JW’s pending FOIA litigation, as quoted in the article:
“We are concerned that the Obama administration may have withheld material information and may have purposely misled and lied to Judicial Watch, as well as at least one federal court about these emails,” said Mr. Fitton. “One key concern is that these emails must be immediately secured so that they can be searched in response to our lawful FOIA requests. In addition to violations of the Freedom of Information Act, laws governing the preservation of federal records and the handling of classified information also may be implicated in this latest Clinton scandal.”