The chairman of the House Oversight Committee is investigating the State Department’s process for handling public records requests, after a federal watchdog found that the department repeatedly failed to comply with requirements.
The amount of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits brought forth against the government has soared under President Obama, hitting a record high in 2015.
Years of delays and excuses from the State Department in releasing Hillary Clinton-related Freedom of Information Act request sent one federal judge over the edge.
U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras said he was “concerned” about the preservation of crucial documents in the Hillary Clinton email acquisition process, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch.
A top official at a controversial U.S. export finance agency deleted text messages sent within days of the 2014 midterm elections after a watchdog group filed an open records request for the messages, the agency admitted recently.
The watchdog group Cause of Action is suing the Justice Department for records on what is says are possible unethical disclosures of confidential taxpayer information to the White House, the organization announced Thursday.
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) is investigating reports that senior aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton interfered with public records requests.
The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed seven more Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the State Department regarding former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s emails, the group announced Wednesday.
Hillary Clinton knowingly acted to circumvent the Freedom of Information Act by creating a private email server, according to legal experts.