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Reporters Continue to Press State Dept Over Hillary Exit Forms

By    |   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 05:03 PM

The State Department continues to be pressed by the media over locating Hillary Clinton's official "separation" document when she resigned as President Barack Obama's secretary of state, the National Review reports.

The form OF-109 could shed some light on whether Clinton is in violation of the law for using a private server in her New York home to conduct her official business.

Noted National Review of its significance: "If she signed the form, as is required by all departing employees, she may have committed a felony."

Associated Press reporter Matt Lee pressed hard, once again, on Monday for copies of Clinton's exit documents, but State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said she had no new information on his request, the National Review noted.

"I don’t have an update on this, Matt," Psaki responded. "We’re still working on it."

Lee pushed back. "The human resources department presumably has a file on every employee. It can’t be that difficult."

Psaki responded: "I don’t think former secretaries are standard employees."

Lee replied: "Well, they might not be, but how hard can it be to find ... Where do these forms, once they’re signed, go? They don’t go into the ether, like so many other emails seem to have."

Psaki asserted that "We do keep records, yes. It should be on file."

The AP has made a significant push to determine more about Clinton's personal and professional electronic correspondence. It sued the State Department last week for release of Clinton's private emails, noting it had attempted and failed to get cooperation from the department after several failed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, Politico reported.

The State Department did not comment on the lawsuit.

"After careful deliberation and exhausting our other options, The Associated Press is taking the necessary legal steps to gain access to these important documents, which will shed light on actions by the State Department and former Secretary Clinton, a presumptive 2016 presidential candidate, during some of the most significant issues of our time," noted the AP's general counsel, Karen Kaiser, in a statement, Politico reported.

"The press is a proxy for the people, and AP will continue its pursuit of vital information that's in the public interest through this action and future open records requests," Kaiser said.

On Sunday, Clinton's team issued a clarification on her previous public statements explaining her email use, Fox News said.

She now says her team "read every email" before making a decision to delete or keep them. This detail was not mentioned in Clinton's initial explanation of why half of her approximately 60,000 emails were kept and the rest were deleted.

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