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Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit for FBI Records on Clinton Email Investigation, Tarmac Meeting Between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch

Contact: Jill Farrell, Judicial Watch, 202-646-5172

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit to obtain Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) records relating to its "investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a non-government email server during her tenure." The lawsuit includes a demand for FBI "302" documents, which are reports of FBI investigation interviews. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:16-cv-02046).

The Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit was filed after the Justice Department failed to comply with a July 7, 2016, FOIA request seeking the following:

  • All FD-302 forms prepared pursuant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server during her tenure.
     
  • All records of communications between any agent, employee, or representative of the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding, concerning, or related to the aforementioned investigation. This request includes, but is not limited to, any related communications with any official, employee, or representative of the Department of Justice, the Executive Office of the President, the Democratic National Committee, and/or the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.
     
  • All records related to the meeting between Attorney General Lynch and former President Bill Clinton on June 27, 2016.

There is significant controversy about whether the FBI and Obama Justice Department investigation gave Clinton and other witnesses and potential targets preferential treatment.

The FBI extended numerous immunity agreements, including: Clinton's former Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills; John Bentel, former director of the State Department's Office of Information Resources Management; Heather Samuelson, Clinton's executive assistant; Brian Pagliano, an IT employee at the State Department who serviced the Clinton non-government server; and an employee at Platt River Networks, the company that maintained it. It is not clear whether Hillary Clinton received some type of immunity.

Adding to the growing controversy about the handling of the Clinton matter, The Wall Street Journal recently reported this week that finance records show longtime Clinton supporter Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's PAC gave a $467,500 campaign donation to the wife of Andrew McCabe, the FBI's deputy director. His wife ran for the Virginia Senate in 2015. At the time of the campaign and of McAuliffe's support, McCabe was associate deputy director. McCabe continues to be involved in the investigation of Clinton's email case. Fox News reports that he was recently asked to brief House Oversight Committee on allegations that a State Department official offered a "quid pro quo" with the FBI in an attempt to declassify an email.

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