The State Department is fighting a journalist's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit demanding that the agency process for release a broad swath of email and other records produced by Hillary Clinton's aides during her four years as secretary of state.
The request Vice News reporter Jason Leopold filed in November initially sought all records of Clinton's office during her tenure, including all emails, as well as all records pertaining to meetings Clinton or any of her top aides attended during that time. After a Justice Department lawyer said that demand was too broad, Lepoold's lawyer agreed to limit the request to records relating to any of 60 topics, including Gaza, Guantanamo, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, targeted assassinations, emails between Clinton and aide Philippe Reines and memos about the Freedom of Information Act itself.
However, the State Department is insisting that the request is still too burdensome. Continue…