Federal Court Issues Opinion Ordering Release of More Clinton Foundation Documents

Clinton Foundation Drive Through
Clinton Foundation Drive Through
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Judicial Watch

Washington, DC-(Ammoland.com)- Judicial Watch today announced that U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras issued an opinion ordering the State Department to search for and turn over details on potential conflicts of interest between former Secretary Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. The February 2 court opinion and order came in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00688)).

The Obama State Department had blacked out the details of certain conflict of interest issues in records and the court ordered that material disclosed to Judicial Watch:

State must release the identities of: (1) the group for the potential speaking engagement for former-Secretary Clinton (2) the potential sponsors in Document C05867888 (3) the foreign government in Document C05867890 and (4) the potential consulting client in Document C0586776.

Judge Contreras also ruled that the State Department must provide the “domain extensions” for two documents that it blacked out entirely, and denied the State Department’s request to close the case.

The lawsuit stems from a Judicial Watch FOIA request on March 17, 2015, and a subsequent lawsuit filed on May 6, 2015, seeking:

  • Records that identify the policies and/or procedures in place to ensure that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal or charitable financial relationships with foreign leaders, foreign governments, and business entities posed no conflict of interest to her role as Secretary of State; and
  • Records concerning the State Department’s review of donations to the Clinton Foundation for potential conflicts of interest with former Secretary Clinton’s role as Secretary of State.

“The Obama State Department was trying to hide the details of some of Hillary Clinton’s conflicts of interests,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “We’re pleased the court pushed backed against this secrecy.”

Judge Contreras previously ordered the State Department to explain how and when “new” records from the office of Hillary Clinton were located and why they had not been identified previously. The State Department subsequently filed its explanation and agreed to begin producing documents.

Judicial Watch learned that the Obama State Department had found “thousands” of new records from Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. According to information provided to Judicial Watch by various Justice Department attorneys, the new documents appeared to be “working” records in electronic format located on both “shared” and “individual” drives accessible to or used by persons identified as being relevant to Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits on the Benghazi scandal and controversies from Clinton’s term at State.

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DBon

President Trump is President. Period! Megan Kelly lost her 5 million dollar prime time news job for splicing and dicing. I caught her action! Shame on NBC for hiring her. Super move Fox News! I caught CNN switching President Trump’s answer to a question asked at his first press conference. People should have been fired! Throughout the Presidential election process, I saw the Liberal news media dice President Trumps statements, creating predigest statements he never made. This week they did it again, his son-in-law is Jewish, yet he was accused of being predigest toward Jews. THE LEBERAL NEWS ARE LIARS;… Read more »

TheGunnyRet

David H.
Please NOTE THAT THERE IS NO LAW REQUIRING THE (at the time Nominee) PRESIDENT TO REALEASE THERE TAX RETURNs…SO THE COURT CAN’T DO SQUAT…
OBUMHEAD SPENT 85 Million of TAX PAYERS MONEY HIS FINAL YEAR IN OFFICE…and increased the Deficit in just 8 years to the Total of all the Presidents combined before him…you should be asking about that instead.
Second SNOWFLAKE ALERT…and Clinton ALOWED FOUR AMERICANS TO DIE FOR THERE POLITICAL BENEFIT and LIED TOO…So You NEED TO JUST MELT AWAY…

BLG

Bottom line, all this talk, pleading and rhetoric concerning the Clintons. Get to the damn bottom truth of all of it. Prosecute Hillary, Bill and any and all who broke American laws. Place these CRIMINALS in the Federal Pen or Deport them. Then, perhaps should there be any honestly earned dollars the Clintons may have, they should repay the American taxpayers for this prolonged mess. My God, we have infrastructure all over our country falling apart and we have to pay MILLIONS of dollars to research and unveil these damn low life’s. We could use these MILLIONS to rebuild our… Read more »

Bill for a stronger America

Amen to that! Law enforcement resources probably totaling in the tens of millions could have been instead used to protect us from terrorism or spent on helping disabled vets and their families.

David Hansen

While they are at it, why doesn’t the court force Donald Trump to release his tax returns? He says the public doesn’t care, but I would sure like to know who the hell is paying for things in our country. If what I’m hearing is correct, he is not paying a red cent for everything that he is enjoying here in this country. That is BS! We can’t just keep giving him a pass on this. RELEASE THE TAX RETURNS!

Macofjack

Dacid Hansen – you are a majority of one then!!

Wild Bill

@David Hansen, President Trump is not required to publish his tax returns, in the first place, and in the second place those tax returns are still being examined. Why doesn’t the Clinton Foundation publish its tax returns? Why doesn’t Rohm Emanual publish his tax returns? Why don’t you publish your tax returns? The answer is because no one is required to publish their tax returns. Why would it surprise you that the rich don’t pay income tax? Why would it surprise you that the poor don’t pay income tax? More than half of the population does not pay income tax.… Read more »

Hugh Mann

You only care because your candidate of choice lost, it’s the same old attack every angle bullshit, he’s racist, he’s sexist, he a tax cheat, he’s this and he’s that, who the hell cares, he’s doing something, more than any other president in my lifetime.

Further, income tax is not constitutionally legit. More power to anyone who does not pay the interest on the loans made to the U.S. government by the Fed. EVERYONE should refuse to pay. THE FEDERAL RESERVE is not part of the government, they are the tool of enemy to enslave the masses.

Macofjack

Clintons position has always been that I will say anything according to who I’m talking to. She changes her mind more often than any person (political or not) on earth!!