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Hillary Clinton Resists Request for Additional Details on Private Email Server

Hillary Clinton
AP
• November 22, 2016 12:54 pm

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Hillary Clinton's attorneys are resisting a demand from a conservative watchdog group to provide more information regarding the set-up of the private email server used during her time as secretary of state.

Clinton was compelled last month to submit formal answers about her private server to Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. She insisted multiple times that she did not recall being warned that her email practices could violate federal recordkeeping laws, Politico reported.

Five days before the presidential election, Judicial Watch filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Nov. 3 charging that Clinton failed to provide sufficient answers to the group's questions.

Lawyers for Clinton responded to the complaint in a court filing submitted Monday claiming that two of the three questions put forth by Judicial Watch fell outside of the scope approved by a federal judge.

One of the questions pressed Clinton to detail where she arrived at the estimate that State Department systems had captured 90 percent to 95 percent of her work-related messages, according to Politico. Clinton's attorneys said the estimate came from the former Democratic nominee's conversations with her lawyers, which are protected by attorney-client privilege.

The other question in contention asked Clinton to detail reasons for the server's creation, which was established "to serve former President Bill Clinton years before his wife took office in 2009," according to Politico.

The State Department also filed a response Monday supporting Clinton's opposition to further questioning.