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AP sues State Department, seeking access to Clinton records
AP ^ | 03-11-2015 | Steve Peoples

Posted on 03/11/2015 7:56:01 AM PDT by Red Badger

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

The legal action comes after repeated requests filed under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act have gone unfulfilled. They include one request AP made five years ago and others pending since the summer of 2013.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, comes a day after Clinton broke her silence about her use of a private email account while secretary of state. The FOIA requests and lawsuit seek materials related to her public and private calendars, correspondence involving longtime aides likely to play key roles in her expected campaign for president, and Clinton-related emails about the Osama bin Laden raid and National Security Agency surveillance practices.

"After careful deliberation and exhausting our other options, The Associated Press is taking the necessary legal steps to gain access to these important documents, which will shed light on actions by the State Department and former Secretary Clinton, a presumptive 2016 presidential candidate, during some of the most significant issues of our time," said Karen Kaiser, AP's general counsel.

"The press is a proxy for the people, and AP will continue its pursuit of vital information that's in the public interest through this action and future open records requests," she said.

State Department spokesman Alec Gerlach declined to comment. He had previously cited the department's heavy annual load of FOIA requests — 19,000 last year — in saying that the department "does its best to meet its FOIA responsibilities." He said the department takes requests "first in, first out," but noted that timing depends on "the complexity of the request."

(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: ap; aplawsuit; benghazi; emails; foia; hillary; hillaryclinton; hillaryemails; hillaryemailserver; libya; nongovemails; southcarolina; statedeptemails; treygowdy
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Feeding Frenzy has begun...........
1 posted on 03/11/2015 7:56:01 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Someone right now is getting carpal tunnel syndrome hitting the delete key.


2 posted on 03/11/2015 7:57:12 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: Red Badger

Is this the First ? LOL


3 posted on 03/11/2015 7:57:16 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Red Badger

Throughout all the years of controlling, browbeating and intimidation, these outlets for so-called news have quietly and obediently taken their lashes - even when they didn’t do anything wrong but still did not meet the Clinton Test of complete and utter submission.

Privately, they didn’t like it one damned bit. They smell blood in the water now - and it is hers. This won’t go away.


4 posted on 03/11/2015 7:59:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Red Badger
This could end it all for Shillary. Gowdy seemed to punt to Congress on this matter, him being limited ONLY to emails involving discussion of Libya & Benghazi. WHAT ABOUT EGYPT, MORSI, HUMA ABEDIN, ETC???

Hey AP, would you please SUE State Dept. employee Huma Abedin for HER emails, please?

5 posted on 03/11/2015 7:59:09 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Red Badger

About time the media did their job, but I will wait and see how this pans out for the media.


6 posted on 03/11/2015 7:59:41 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Look for surreptitious removal and replacement of a ‘crashed’ hard drive that just suddenly broke...............


7 posted on 03/11/2015 8:00:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

What’s the betting that there is conversations about Obama in a bad light plus conversations with the fairy boy in chief.


8 posted on 03/11/2015 8:00:41 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Red Badger

This proves that Hillary! is destined for the trashpile of soon-to-be-former Presidential candidates; if AP is going after her, the fix is in. It doesn’t mean AP has suddenly rediscovered its original purpose, of course, only that the Powers Above have decided Hillary! must be replaced by someone else, though they have not yet fully shown their hand on whom the replacement might be.


9 posted on 03/11/2015 8:00:54 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: molson209

Probably and won’t be the last................


10 posted on 03/11/2015 8:00:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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They are doing this at the behest of Liz Warren. AP has been told to go after Hillary. I hope all of Hillary’s supporters take note of this and remember when it comes time to vote in November 2016.


11 posted on 03/11/2015 8:00:59 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Isn't it funny that Socialists never want to share their own money?)
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To: Red Badger

Pointless show. She’s not quite stupid enough to turn over the incriminating emails.


12 posted on 03/11/2015 8:01:52 AM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: chajin

Sure they have: Elizabeth Warren AKA Lieawatha and Fauxcahontas.............


13 posted on 03/11/2015 8:01:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger
Has anyone asked yet about her use of IM and text to communicate? As much as she was on that Blackberry you know there was a lot more than e-mail being used. Aren't those archived some where? What system did she use... Did she have her own IM/text server? I doubt it...
14 posted on 03/11/2015 8:02:31 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: Red Badger

Will they ask Hillary why she was dressed like Uncle Fester ?


15 posted on 03/11/2015 8:03:35 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: manc
It was shocking this morning. Even Andrea Mitchell was very negative about hillary's attitude and her manipulated arrogant press conference. (my words, not Mitchell's)

As an aside...NBC news has been somewhat objective with Brian Williams gone. Could it be they'll do real objective news now that they're under the microscope?

16 posted on 03/11/2015 8:04:20 AM PDT by grania
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To: Red Badger

Either Obama forced AP to do this to bump her out of the way for his future replacement...

OR

Relevant and damning emails are securely erased already, and they’re doing this in a backdoor coordination with Clinton.

I trust no party involved.


17 posted on 03/11/2015 8:04:40 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Hobo: "I think you're gonna need a lot of dump trucks.")
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To: Red Badger

SWEET


18 posted on 03/11/2015 8:05:20 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Red Badger
They include one request AP made five years ago and others pending since the summer of 2013.

Nice of the media lapdogs.....give them enough time to do the proper housecleaning before they file suit.

19 posted on 03/11/2015 8:05:54 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Red Badger

What Difference Does It Make??? She already said she deleted all her “personal stuff”. A Republican would be in handcuffs by now.


20 posted on 03/11/2015 8:06:43 AM PDT by Hattie
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