Judicial Watch Gives Feds 20 Days to Return FOIA Requests for Hillary Clinton’s Secret Email System

AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods
AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods

Government watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information pertaining to Hillary Clinton’s secret email system and is warning that if the request isn’t fulfilled in 20 days a lawsuit may be filed to speed the process.

According to its website, Judicial Watch filed requests with the Department of State seeking information about Hillary Clinton’s and other State Department employees’ use of private email accounts to conduct government business.

The watchdog group is seeking communications between State Department employees and Clinton and her representatives, as well as those received from other sources by the former Secretary of State herself. Also sought is any information of discussion about Hillary’s use of non-government email systems and the identities of any other State Department employees who used non-government email addresses.

Judicial Watch warned the government that it must be given the information requested or a justification for withholding it in 20 working days or the group will file a lawsuit demanding satisfaction under the FOIA laws.

There are already 18 lawsuits connected with 160 FOIA requests for information about Hillary’s tenure as Secretary of State.

“Judicial Watch has launched a full-scale investigation into the truth about Hillary Clinton setting up a secret email system to conceal documents and avoid disclosure under the law,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “Americans cannot wait for Congress to figure out what is going on. And the Obama administration is in cover-up mode. As with Benghazi and the IRS scandals, there is no doubt that Judicial Watch’s litigation forced the disclosure Hillary Clinton’s email cache, and we will continue to pursue the case.”

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