Federal Judge Richard Leon ruled in favor of the Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) in a FOIA lawsuit. The DCNF sued the State Department for the paperwork for Hillary Clinton and aides Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin and Adviser Jacob Sullivan. The State Dept has been slow walking the requests and have said they would produce the requested paperwork but not until after the election. Judge Leon disagreed and told them they had to produce 1/3 of the material within five days and the rest by October 10th because the judge said the voters have the right to know.
Bradley Moss, one of the attorneys representing TheDCNF, said
“Judge Leon’s Order made clear his frustration with the State Department’s continued obstruction of the FOIA process. State will either meet his deadline or face the consequences of failure.”
FBI Director James Comey told reporters in a July 7 news conference he regarded the former secretary of state as a “careless” federal official when she set up a private and unsecured email server in her New York home. Comey did not end up recommending prosecution of the former secretary of state.
National Security Agency officials were aghast to learn early in Clinton’s term that she insisted on using an unsecured personal Blackberry phone within the confines of her State Department office. Unsecured digital devices are banned from the secretary’s office.