Obama Official Sued for Access to Private Emails

The Heartland Institute reports on CEI's Freedom of Information Act request for work-related emails on a White HOuse official's private email account.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has appealed a decision by a federal court denying it access to work-related e-mails belonging to the private e-mail account of John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Kazman says the ability to reach Holdren’s e-mails would not constitute a privacy intrusion.

“When we’re arguing e-mails on a private server are subject to FOIA, we are not saying FOIA gives the agency the right to examine everything in that private e-mail account,” Kazman said. “It is simply that work-related documents in that e-mail account constitute agency records and someone comes into the job knowing that, so there’s no real intrusion on privacy here.”

Read the full article at the Heartland Institute