Clinton and Aide Struck Deal to Keep ‘Muslim Engagement Documents,’ Other Files Hidden From Public

Records created while in government are subject to Freedom Of Information Act requests unless there is a valid exemption. Or, apparently, your name is Hillary Clinton. Recently released documents reveal that the former Secretary of State struck a deal with the State Department to withhold certain records from public inspection. Some don’t appear to have a valid exception from public records laws.

Clinton removed call logs which contained both official and personal calls. When her aide and right hand Huma Abedin left State, she was allowed to remove “Muslim Engagement Documents.” She carted off five boxes. The pair also removed electronic records.

Judicial Watch obtained the reports by requesting “Authorization for the Removal of Personal Papers and Non-Record Materials” forms filed by Clinton, Abedin and others.

Clarence N. Finney, Jr., then-director of the Office of Correspondence and Records and the reviewing officer, added an addendum to some of the documents. It stated that “The Secretary’s call log, grid and schedules are not classified, however, they would not be released to the general public under FOIA. They are being released to the Secretary with this understanding.”

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