Feds fight FOIA request for Hillary Clinton’s White Water draft indictments

If we got lucky and got a decent judge, this could be a hoot. Really. How many even know about the White Water scandal? How many Presidential candidates had draft indictments? Seems a worthy lookie look. But then again, after her tap dance last night during the Dem’s debate, how much would anyone care? Here we go:

The National Archives is fighting a lawsuit trying to force disclosure of several draft indictments of Hillary Clinton prepared by a Whitewater prosecutor in the 1990s.

In a brief filed late Tuesday, Justice Department lawyers and the Archives argue that disclosure of the draft indictments would lead to an unwarranted invasion of Clinton’s privacy and violate a court rule protecting grand jury secrecy.

The conservative group Judicial Watch, which filed suit for the records in October under the Freedom of Information Act, is arguing that Clinton’s ongoing bid for the presidency reinforces the public interest in records about her alleged misconduct.

“She’s one of the most well-known women in the world, seeking the office of the presidency and her privacy interests outweigh the public interest in knowing what’s in that indictment? It’s absurd and it’s shameful that the administration is proposing this,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in an interview. “This is a political decision to protect her candidacy—because it is laughable, legally.”

Read more: Politico


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