State Department Stonewalls On Hillary Emails | The Daily Caller

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Put a fork in her, she’s done?

The State Department is refusing to provide insight into how the federal agency handled Freedom of Information Act requests for Hillary Clinton’s emails, as fallout from Clinton’s use of a private email account as secretary of state is poised to stretch into a third day.

As The Daily Caller, The New York Times and others noted on Tuesday, Clinton’s use of a personal email account — HDR22@clintonemail.com — thwarted the FOIA request process.

Since 2009, federal regulations have required agencies to preserve emails generated on outside systems. By failing to make those documents available to the Department, Clinton avoided having her emails made subject to numerous FOIA requests.

TheDC wanted to know how the State Department handled those FOIA requests once they were submitted by media outlets and special interest groups.

Did the FOIA office search State Department email systems for Clinton’s records and then, because she had not made them available to the agency, determine that no records existed? Or did the FOIA office contact Clinton or her aides only to be told that no such records existed?

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