Friday, 19 May 2017

Trump Administration Attempts to Make Benghazi Documents Exempt from Disclosure

Judicial watch President Tom Fitton says his organization filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests pertaining to the Benghazi debacle, specifically in regards to emails that Hillary Clinton received from Fmr. President Barack Obama about what happen at Benghazi, before the Trump Administration asked the court to reconsider its ruling in an effort to keep the documents classified.

Fitton says that the emails came from Clinton’s system and were not classified, however, the Justice Department and the State Department do not want them out.

“Either way, we want to find out exactly what went on with this classification issue,” the Judicial Watch president said. “But I can tell you it’s disappointing to fight the Trump Administration on this issue.”

Fitton says that he “can’t imagine” that President Trump knows about this issue and feels that it’s likely the deep state acting as a gatekeeper to the info.

“We are getting the pushback from the Justice Department and the State Department being run by appointees of President Trump,” Fitton said. “We are going to fight this in court.”

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 19th, 2017.]

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