The Obama administration is refusing to shed light on a Jan. 2013 conference call that could shed light on whether Hillary Clinton and her top aides thwarted Freedom of Information Act requests for her emails.
Emails show that Heather Samuelson, a Clinton lawyer who worked at the State Department, was scheduled to take part in a Jan. 7, 2013 conference call to discuss a FOIA request filed in Dec. 2012 for Clinton’s emails with Sheryl Walter and Karen Finnegan, two records management officials who worked for State.
The discussion in that call would help shed light on why the State Department later declined that FOIA request even though Clinton used a personal email account, a fact which was known to dozens of State Department and Obama administration officials.
Clinton and her team have denied that her private email system was intended to escape the reach of FOIA. But some Clinton critics have noted that her State Department improperly denied several requests for her emails filed while she was in office.