Judicial Watch Statement on Federal Court Dismissal of State Department’s ‘Coordination’ Request
OCTOBER 08, 2015
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the court’s denial of the State Department’s motion for a coordinating judge in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and several of her top aides’ use of non-state.gov email accounts:
Judicial Watch applauds the decision made by federal judges of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to dismiss quickly the State Department’s desperate effort to buy time for itself and Hillary Clinton. Today’s decision confirms Judicial Watch’s contention that the State Department knew that its action had no basis in law – certainly none that it could identify – but nonetheless filed the action despite the time and expense Judicial Watch would be forced to incur as a result. With this obstruction out of the way, we are one step closer to the legal reckoning for Mrs. Clinton’s and the State Department’s contempt for the rule of law. Judicial Watch’s massive legal effort – 18 cases to date – will insure that the emails on Hillary Clinton’s illicit email systems will be recovered, preserved, and reviewed for public disclosure as the law requires.