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State Department Rejects RNC Bid for Clinton Aides' Emails

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By    |   Thursday, 02 Jun 2016 09:20 AM

The State Department is fighting to block efforts by Republican Party officials for hundreds of thousands of emails to or from former Hillary Clinton staffers, Politico is reporting.

In court papers filed Wednesday night, attorneys for the diplomatic agency said complying with a freedom of information request by the Republican National Committee would be an "unreasonable burden," according to the report on Politico.

"FOIA requests are not supposed to be labored over for generations," lawyers for the State Department wrote in court papers.

The RNC has requested years of emails on the accounts of Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, Undersecretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy, Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan and computer technician Bryan Pagliano, Politico said.

Clinton headed the State Department from 2009-2013.

But officials claim the RNC's request would require processing approximately 1.5 million pages of records.

"It would take the State Department decades to process (i.e., review, redact, and, if necessary refer to other agencies for their review) that many pages of records," the court papers say.

The RNC had filed suit demanding the emails after waiting months for the State Department to turn them over, The Hill reported in March.

"The Obama administration has failed to comply with records requests in a timely manner as required by law," party chairman Reince Priebus said.

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