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Appeals court looks set to revive suit aimed at recovering Clinton emails

Politico


A federal appeals court appears poised to revive a lawsuit demanding that the State Department set in motion a process that could trigger government-backed litigation to recover additional emails sent or received by Hillary Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Friday on a pair of lawsuits seeking to force Secretary of State John Kerry to formally notify the National Archives that Clinton's emails were unlawfully removed from government custody. Such a move could lead to a Justice Department lawsuit under the Federal Records Act, seeking to force Clinton and her aides to return any government records in their possession.