Cause of Action in the News:

Wall Street JournalOpinion Journal: Hillary Email Scandal: What’s Next?

Watch Cause of Action’s executive director Dan Epstein talk about the Hillary Clinton email scandal with Mary Kissel on Opinion Journal.

National Law JournalClinton Email Saga Means Work for Big Law

Clinton has defended her use of a private email server to conduct official business. Several judges are overseeing lawsuits in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia over access to those emails as well as emails and other records from former Clinton staffers at the State Department. They’ve expressed frustration with the department’s speed in making documents public. Government watchdog groups Judicial Watch and Cause of Action filed a lawsuit earlier this year accusing the State Department of violating federal recordkeeping laws.

The HillTurmoil mounts surrounding Clinton emails

According to Cause of Action’s Dan Epstein Hillary Clinton is setting herself up to be a “cooperating witness for a potentially larger criminal investigation beyond Ms. Clinton herself.” Hillary Clinton is attempting to shrug off the fact that classified emails have been found that were held on her private server.

Washington Free Beacon – Cronyism Lawsuit Against Energy Department’s $25 Billion Green Energy Program Advances (Federal judge rules ‘political favoritism’ lawsuit against DOE can proceed)

“For the first time, a federal district court has confirmed there is a legal remedy when cronyism influences federal administrative discretionary spending. This groundbreaking opinion establishes that the government owes everyone—not just presidential campaign donors—a fair shake when awarding government funds.” Dan Epstein, executive director of Cause of Action sums up the court’s decision to allow our lawsuit against the Department of Energy to continue.

In other news:

Washington PostHillary Clinton’s e-mail server turned over to FBI

The e-mail server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton when she served as secretary of state was turned over to the FBI late Wednesday afternoon from a private data center in New Jersey, according to an attorney familiar with the transfer.


THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (SORT OF) EXPLAINS HOW EXACTLY IT DEFINES ANTI-TRUST BEHAVIOR. This may be good news for leading tech firms: For the first time in more than a century, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has defined what “competition” means and what constitutes “anti-competitive behavior.” The decision is significant for companies like Google, Facebook, Intel, and Apple, which have all received unwanted scrutiny from the FTC—though it may not clear things up as much as they would like.

Fox NewsWatchdog accuses OPM of hindering hack investigation

The Office of Personnel Management has intentionally slowed the investigation looking into the data breach of millions of federal employees claims the OPM inspector general.  Inspector General Patrick McFarland has said that he is no longer sure that the OPM chief information officer is “acting in good faith”.