Judicial Watch, Inc. v. Dep't of State, No. 14-1242, 2018 WL 6413400 (D.D.C. Dec. 6, 2108) (Lamberth, J.)
Re: Request for emails from former Secretary of State Clinton and her aides concerning talking points former U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice used to defend Obama Administration's response to attack on U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya
Disposition: Granting defendant's motion for discovery
- Litigation Considerations, Discovery: "[T]he Court now orders the parties to meet and confer to develop a discovery plan into whether Clinton used a private email to stymie FOIA, whether State's attempts to settle the case despite knowing its initial search was inadequate amounted to bad faith, and whether State's subsequent searches have been adequate." "The Court takes no pleasure questioning the intentions of the nation’s most august executive departments." "But it still remains unknown whether Clinton used a private email to duck FOIA requests."