RNC Files Four New Lawsuits Seeking State Dept. Records

/ AP
• March 15, 2016 10:17 am


Four new lawsuits were filed Tuesday by the Republican National Committee against the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, for documents pertaining to Hillary Clinton's work as secretary of state, according to The Hill.

Last year, the RNC filed for these documents and still has not received all of them. Some of the material still being sought was first requested back in September 2015. The lawsuits, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, are FOIA requests.

"For too long, the State Department has been running interference for Hillary Clinton by blocking our requests, a stance which disregards the rights of voters asking questions in a presidential election year about how she conducted herself as secretary of State," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said. "These lawsuits are intended to expedite the release of records covered under FOIA that will allow Americans to hold Hillary Clinton accountable."

Among the information the RNC is seeking is records about how Department of State staff are trained to handle sensitive materials, any communications between the Clinton Foundation and senior officials in the Department of State and USAID and visitor logs for the Diplomatic Reception Rooms and Clinton's office.

Clinton's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination has had troubles as emails from her private server, which she used while Secretary of State, have been released or deemed classified. This has led to a major issue if she is trustworthy which has shown in the polls.