MARCH 06, 2015
When she was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton violated the State Department’s rules by using a private email account to conduct official business. However, Hillary Clinton said in a tweet that she wants the State Department to review the 55,000 pages of emails from her private account she turned in and release them to the public. This scandal has impacted Judicial Watch’s pending FOIA litigation against the State Department. Read more about the latest FOIA requests Judicial Watch filed in response to this scandal here.
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, offered commentary on this scandal as well, which is quoted in this article:
“There seems to be an assumption that the account(s) at issue are her personal accounts,” said Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch. “On the contrary, these accounts, which were set up by the Secretary of State to conduct government business, are alias government accounts and should be treated as such….Rather than her private lawyers/campaign advisers reviewing the accounts and releasing material to the government, the agency should assert its ownership, secure the material and prohibit private parties from illicitly reviewing potentially classified and SBU material.”