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Washington Examiner: State Dept. stonewalls release of Clinton staff’s emails about temporary IG

State Department officials are battling a pair of Freedom of Information Act requests for emails and memos that discuss the agency’s temporary inspector general and the influence Hillary Clinton and her staff may have had on his oversight of the agency.

Citizens United, a conservative nonprofit, also sought any documentation of high-level discussions about a February 2013 inspector general report published just as Clinton exited the State Department in the FOIA requests it filed in September of last year.

The State Department argued Friday the “nature and scope” of the group’s requests were too broad to estimate how many records might have mentioned the interim inspector general, the controversial report or a Government Accountability Office report from April 2011 that raised many of the same concerns about allowing a temporary watchdog to head the agency.

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