Federal Judge Confirms Agencies’ FRA Record Recovery Efforts Must Include Reaching Out to Third-Party Email Providers

Last Friday, Judge Trevor McFadden of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the federal government’s second motion to dismiss a lawsuit to compel Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Archivist David Ferriero to fulfill their statutory obligations under the Federal Records Act (“FRA”) to recover […]

What Happens When Government Emails are Allegedly “Fatally Lost”?

President Trump’s phone and email behavior are coming under scrutiny for security reasons, but regardless of the device used, the type of email account being used could be a bigger concern.  Did you know that a government official’s use of private email to conduct government business is wrong?  If the […]

Court Dismisses Hillary Clinton Email Recovery Case

Washington D.C. – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia today dismissed a case brought by Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) and Judicial Watch against the Secretary of State and the Archivist of the United States to compel them to fulfill their legal obligations […]

Federal Records Law Must Keep Pace with Evolving Technology

Technology develops faster than law.  This maxim has implications across society, but one place it has particular purchase is in federal recordkeeping and the public’s right to access government information.  The two primary federal statutes that require government to preserve records and then allow the public to access those records […]

CoA Institute Moves to Strike FBI Official’s Opinions from Clinton Email Case

Washington D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today filed a motion to strike from the record improper opinion testimony submitted by FBI Assistant Director E.W. Priestap. The declaration was filed in support of the government’s defense in a pending case against the State Department and National Archives and […]

CoA Institute Forces FBI to Reveal New Details of Clinton Email Investigation

Washington D.C. – The FBI has revealed previously undisclosed details outlining the scope of its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email practices as Secretary of State. The disclosure, made Wednesday evening, was a result of Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) convincing the court to release the secret declaration. In August, […]

John Vecchione discusses efforts to recover Hillary Clinton’s emails on Sirius XM’s Wilkow Majority