In what may be a glimpse of more troubles ahead for Hillary Clinton, a federal judge on Friday ordered the State Department to release the passenger manifests of overseas flights the likely 2016 presidential hopeful took while serving as secretary of state.
Did she take Clinton Foundation donors with her as a thank you for their support? Some are wondering.
The Citizens United conservative advocacy group filed a federal lawsuit after it repeatedly requested the flight information under the Freedom of Information Act, only to have the requests repeatedly rebuffed since July, according to The New York Times.
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A federal judge agreed enough is enough. The Times reported:
Judge Gladys Kessler of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the State Department to produce passenger manifests from 47 overseas trips that Mrs. Clinton made as secretary of state. Citizens United requested the manifests last July through a Freedom of Information Act Request.
The State Department, the judge wrote, must release the first batch of records by April 3, with more being released every two weeks; all the documents must be given to the group no later than Aug. 1.
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