Tapper Hammers State Dept. Stonewalling FOIA Request on Hillary, Trade Deal for Post-Election

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<p><em>See more in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2016/06/06/tapper-blasts-s…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>CNN&rsquo;s<em> The Lead </em>host Jake Tapper devoted a segment for the second time in a week to blasting the State Department&rsquo;s persistent issues with transparency on Monday as this one dealt with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request concerning Hillary Clinton that won&rsquo;t be fulfilled until after the November presidential election.&nbsp;</p>

<p>The topic involves International Business Times reporter David Sirota requesting documents pertaining to Clinton&rsquo;s role in brokering and supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) while secretary of state (which she&rsquo;s since flip-flopped on) and how the requests original fulfillment date of April 2016 was now bumped until November 30.&nbsp;</p>

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