Politics

Justice Dept. sued over deleted Clinton emails

A reporter whose Freedom of Information Act litigation forced the State Department to release all copies of Hillary Clinton's private emails at the end of each month is now turning his focus to the Justice Department, which is leading an investigation into Clinton's private server.

Jason Leopold, a reporter with Vice News, sued the Department of Justice Tuesday over an unanswered FOIA request for copies of Clinton's emails that were recovered off her private server.

The FBI took Clinton's server into custody in August after a pair of inspectors general warned that the former secretary of state may have transmitted material classified as high as "top secret" on her private email network.

In documents filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Leopold cited a New York Times article from September that found FBI officials had recovered "work-related and personal emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton said had been deleted from the server that housed the personal account she used exclusively when she was secretary of state, according to two government officials."

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