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WikiLeaks: Clinton Official, DOJ Conferred on Open Records Lawsuits

WikiLeaks: Clinton Official, DOJ Conferred on Open Records Lawsuits

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By    |   Tuesday, 11 October 2016 03:02 PM

Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon appeared to have discussions with Justice Department sources about open records lawsuits regarding the Democratic presidential candidate's emails from when she was secretary of state, according to a WikiLeaks release of an email from May 2015.

In the email, Fallon said that "DOJ folks" let him know about a status conference in one of the lawsuits. Information about an upcoming court hearing would have been public knowledge and open for anyone to attend, and it's not clear if Fallon's Justice Department contact regularly spoke to the public, according to The Hill.

Fallon was a spokesman at the Department of Justice before he joined the Clinton campaign. The relationship between the Justice Department and the Clinton campaign was called into question after the email's release.

Clinton's opponent, the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, issued a two-word response on Twitter: 

Trump sent a second tweet about the WikiLeaks' releases of Clinton campaign-related emails, and declared her "unfit."

Trump spokesman Jason Miller said that it "shows a level of collusion which calls into question the entire investigation into her private server. The Department of Justice must release all communications with the Clinton campaign and her allies as soon as possible in order to definitively prove their investigation was completely above board."

The email from Fallon was part of more than 1,000 emails apparently stolen from campaign chairman John Podesta and posted on WikiLeaks.

Trump and other Clinton critics have slammed the Justice Department for not pressing charges against Clinton over her handling of classified emails. During the second presidential debate, Trump said he would charge a special prosecutor to look into Clinton's "situation."

Clinton's official stance about the WikiLeaks release was that she was "eager" to see them released quickly, according to Politico.

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