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Judicial Watch Sues State Dept for Data on Hillary iPhone, iPad Use

By    |   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 08:10 PM

Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against the State Department seeking records from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's request to use a personal iPhone and iPad for official business.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia, seeks any records pertaining to Clinton's request to use the personal devices for government communications rather than a government-issued device.

According to a press release issued by Judicial Watch, the lawsuit was filed after the State Department failed to follow up on a March Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking all records of requests by Clinton or her staff to the State Department Office of Security Technology seeking approval for the use of an iPad or iPhone for official government business and all communications regarding such a request.

"On March 31, 2015, The Associated Press reported that Clinton, while secretary of state, had used an iPad to email members of her staff, contradicting her statements that she had used a secret email account so that she could conveniently conduct official business on one electronic device alone," the press release read. None of Hillary Clinton’s email records have been produced to Judicial Watch nor disclosed to the courts as required by law."

There are approximately 18 lawsuits, 10 of which are active in federal court, as well as about 160 Judicial Watch FOIA requests, that could be affected by Clinton and her staff’s use of secret email accounts to conduct official government business, Judicial Watch said.

"The Obama State Department would rather violate federal transparency law than give the American people simple facts about Hillary Clinton’s iPad and iPhone," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "The Obama State Department is engaged in a cover-up and this is the first of several new federal lawsuits that Judicial Watch will file to hold this administration and Mrs. Clinton to account for their apparent criminal violations of federal records laws and other laws."

Clinton has said she used a private server, possibly kept in her Chappaqua, New York, home, to conduct business while serving as secretary so she would not have to have one device for personal email and one for business.

Republicans in Congress have accused her of stonewalling in releasing emails, though she said she had staff go through the server and turn over all government emails to the State Department. She says she then wiped the hard drive.

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Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against the State Department seeking records from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's request to use a personal iPhone and iPad for official business.
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