Twelve Open Government Groups Call For Archivist and State Department to Review Clinton Email Server and Ensure Preservation of Federal Records

Today OpenTheGovernment.org and eleven other pro-transparency groups wrote to the Secretary of State and the Archivist of the United States, requesting that they independently verify the preservation of federal records among the emails in electronic form. The groups wrote, “the task of determining which emails constitute federal records should not be left solely to Mrs. Clinton’s personal aides. Rather, the Archivist and State Department should oversee the process to ensure its independence and objectivity.”

The full letter is available here. The list of groups that signed is as follows:

Cause of Action

Defending Dissent Foundation

Electronic Frontier Foundation

MuckRock

National Coalition for History

National Security Archive

National Security Counselors

OpenTheGovernment.org

Pirate Times

Project on Government Oversight (POGO)

Society of Professional Journalists

The Sunlight Foundation

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