On Tuesday, the State Department claimed that releasing all of the emails sought by the Republican National Committee in its lawsuit would take 75 years.
The Hill reported: “It’s not an outlandish estimation, believe it or not,” spokesman Mark Toner told reporters Tuesday.
“It’s an enormous amount of FOIA [Freedom of Information Act] requests,” he added. “Very broad and very complex.”
The RNC has sued the State Department under FOIA, seeking all emails to or from four aides to former Secretary Hillary Clinton from 2009 to 2013.
The State Department has claimed that the result would yield roughly 1.5 million pages of documents that it and other federal agencies would need to go through page by page.
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