MARCH 12, 2015
Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s former top aide while she was Secretary of State, used an email address that was part of Clinton’s private server to conduct official business for the State Department. Abedin has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, and is the subject of a few FOIA requests and lawsuits filed by Judicial Watch against the State Department. Recently Judicial Watch filed a FOIA lawsuit seeking communications records between Abedin, Nagla Mahmoud, former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi’s wife, and Clinton. Read more about that lawsuit here.
Judicial Watch’s president Tom Fitton also offered commentary on this lawsuit, as quoted in the article:
“Now we know why the State Department didn’t want to respond to our specific request for Hillary Clinton’s and Huma Abedin’s communications,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “The State Department violated FOIA law rather than admit that it couldn’t and wouldn’t search the secret accounts that the agency has known about for years. This lawsuit shows how the latest Obama administration cover-up isn’t just about domestic politics but has significant foreign policy implications.”