In wake of Hillary email flap, State won’t resist reopening FOIA case
MARCH 13, 2015
Judicial Watch recently asked District Judge Emmet Sullivan to reopen a FOIA lawsuit against the State Department seeking records pertaining to Huma Abedin’s former employment status as a “special government employee” under former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In that capacity, she did consulting work on the side for Teneo and the Clinton Foundation, both which have ties to former President Bill Clinton. Meanwhile, State Department officials have said it will take a few months to review the 55,000 pages of emails Hillary Clinton turned into the department. Read more about the FOIA lawsuit Judicial Watch decided to reopen here.
Michael Bekesha, a lawyer for Judicial Watch, offered commentary on why this FOIA lawsuit was reopened, as quoted in the article:
“Obviously, a proper search was not conducted,” Judicial Watch lawyer Michael Bekesha wrote. Bekesha argued that the State Department “should be required” to search Clinton’s email trove not only for “information responsive to Judicial Watch’s FOIA request,” but also for any emails sent or received by Abedin “and other officials” who did not use the official “state.gov” email system.