Politico reports on surprising developments in CEI's lawsuit seeking action on its FOIA requests.
Just two weeks ago, Justice Department attorney Jason Lee told the Competitive Enterprise Institute that tens of thousands of pages of emails from the private accounts of Clinton State Department chief of staff Cheryl Mills and deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin were "potentially responsive" to the conservative group's series of Freedom of Information Act requests filed soon after the revelation last March that Clinton exclusively used a private email account as secretary of state.
However, by early Tuesday morning, that tally had dwindled significantly — to just one email between Mills and Abedin, according to a follow-up message from DOJ lawyer James Todd Jr.
Todd had the opportunity to explain the seemingly startling development Tuesday at a court hearing in Washington on CEI's lawsuit seeking action on its FOIA requests.
CEI attorney Hans Bader said the development was mystifying. "I'm concerned that there might not [have been] a thorough or accurate search," Bader told the judge. "It is a little puzzling to me."
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