The Associated Press is considering taking legal action against the State Department for failing to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests by the wire service concerning Hillary Clinton’s emails during her time as secretary of state.
“We have not received any documents yet, despite the promised deadlines, and we are considering taking legal action,” Erin Madigan White, a spokesperson for The AP told Politico Wednesday.
The AP touched on the possible legal action in an article on Clinton’s email issues over the past few days.
The AP said Wednesday it was considering taking legal action against the State Department for failing to turn over some emails covering Clinton’s tenure as the nation’s top diplomat after waiting more than one year. The department has failed to meet several self-imposed deadlines but has never suggested that it doesn’t possess all Clinton’s emails.
The AP had previously requested documents from the State Department on Clinton’s creation of a special position for aide Huma Abedin, the former secretary’s roles in the Osama bin Laden raid, along with surveillance practices by the National Security Agency.