It was no surprise that Obama officials didn’t want to hold
Hillary Clinton and other State Department cronies to account for her
mishandling of classified materials.
But it’s disturbing that the State Department is still trying to protect Hillary Clinton and stonewall Judicial Watch. The positions the State Department has taken in federal court on our lawful FOIA suits haven’t changed from the Obama Administration.
The Trump-appointed Tillerson State Department repeatedly stonewalled Judicial Watch’s FOIA investigations into potentially illegal conduct by its agency employees!
But now, at last there’s a chance for change. When newly confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a Congressman, he said:
“We’ve had to rely on discovery that has taken place outside of our investigation by groups like Judicial Watch and others who have made FOIA requests. Instead of the State Department doing what it ought to do, which is respond to a legitimate inquiry from the legislative branch, duly authorized by statute and cooperate…our committee has been stonewalled at nearly every turn in our effort to get the facts about the deaths in Benghazi.”
Now that he is in charge of the State Department, Secretary Pompeo needs to take his own advice - bring his agency to heel, do “what it ought to do,” and answer Judicial Watch’s lawful FOIA requests!
We currently have over two dozen FOIA lawsuits filed against the State Department that the American people deserve answers about!
Sign the petition now and demand Secretary Pompeo kicks off a transparency revolution at the State Department!