(POLITICO) The fight over Hillary Clinton’s private email system is moving to the courts as a conservative legal activist presses for contempt proceedings against the former secretary of state and one of her top aides.
Longtime Clinton nemesis Larry Klayman filed motions late Thursday asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to send two cases pending there back to lower courts so they can explore whether Clinton’s use of a private email account during her tenure as secretary led to incomplete and inaccurate responses from the State Department to Freedom of Information Act lawsuits.
“Revelations that the Secretary of State – the highest relevant official in the U.S. Government very likely to be involved in granting waivers – maintained an email system off-the-books which admittedly was not searched demonstrates that an adequate search was not performed in response to the Plaintiff’s FOIA request,” Klayman wrote in one filing.
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