WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Judicial Watch is suing top federal officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, over their alleged failure to prepare a report examining national security issues related to Hillary Clinton's email practices.
Judicial Watch Inc. filed a complaint on March 21 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against defendants Tillerson, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Acting Director of National Intelligence Michael Dempsey and William Evanina, a counterintelligence executive, alleging that they refused to conduct a damage assessment of the former secretary of state and presidential candidate's email practices.
According to the complaint, Judicial Watch sustained damages from not being given a report of the damage assessment it requested. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to prepare a damage-assessment report.
The plaintiff seeks to declare that the defendants' failure and refusal to conduct a damage assessment is arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion or otherwise not in accordance with law. Judicial Watch seeks to order the defendant to conduct the required damage assessment and prepare a report. It seeks court costs and any further relief the court grants. Judicial Watch is represented by its attorney, Michael Bekesha.
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Case number 1:17-cv-00508-CKK