Cause of Action sues Secretary of State John Kerry and the National Archivist

for failing to preserve former Secretary Clinton’s electronic records

In the first federal action filed to mandate retrieval of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s records and declare her actions unlawful, Cause of Action filed a lawsuit today to compel Secretary of State John Kerry and U. S. Archivist David Ferriero to comply with their statutory duty to initiate legal action through the Attorney General for the recovery of federal records former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unlawfully removed from the State Department and stored on her personal server. Federal law requires these agency heads to notify Congress when such action has been taken.

This suit was brought in the in United States District Court for the District of Columbia under the Federal Records Act and Administrative Procedure Act.

[Click HERE to view the complaint]

Cause of Action Executive Director Dan Epstein issued the following statement:

“This case is about no government official being above the law and the duty of Secretary Kerry and Archivist Ferriero to fulfill their statutory obligations to hold former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accountable for misusing taxpayer funded federal property. Mrs. Clinton’s emails relate to the official business of the United States, thereby requiring treatment as federal records. Even if we were to set aside the catastrophic failure of these agencies to implement and oversee proper record keeping protocols during the former Secretary’s tenure, the refusal to recover the documents now constitutes brazen neglect at best and cover-up of illegal activity at worst.”