MARCH 13, 2015
The State Department has decided to reopen a FOIA lawsuit Judicial Watch closed last year regarding Huma Abedin’s emails. Judicial Watch decided to pursue this lawsuit again because the Hillary Clinton email scandal has revealed that the State Department did not do a thorough job searching email accounts in response to Judicial Watch’s FOIA requests. Since it was discovered that Hillary Clinton and her former aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills were using private email addresses to conduct official business, Judicial Watch asked District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan to take up this lawsuit again. Read more about the reopening of this FOIA lawsuit here.
Michael Bekesha, one of Judicial Watch’s lawyers, offered commentary on how Clinton’s email scandal has impacted JW’s filed FOIA litigation:
“At no point did the State Department inform Judicial Watch that the Secretary’s emails and the emails of Ms. Abedin and other high level officials could not be searched. These were misrepresentations,” Michael Bekesha, a lawyer for Judicial Watch, told District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan.