Hillary Clinton hit with racketeering lawsuit over emails

Hillary Clinton Hit With New Lawsuit Over Emails
Hillary Clinton Hit With New Lawsuit Over Emails

Hillary Clinton has another lawsuit on her hands.

Political advocacy group Freedom Watch filed a racketeering lawsuit Wednesday against the Clintons and their foundation for failing to produce documents under the Freedom of Information Act.

The civil suit accuses the former secretary of state of conducting a corrupt enterprise for more than 10 years by using her private emails to, quote, "arrange donations to ... The Clinton Foundation and large speaking fees ... in return for official government actions, policies, statements, and/or access to and from State, the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives or other parts of the U.S. Government, and arranging other political benefits using the leverage of her official position."

Freedom Watch's founder Larry Klayman said in a statement:

"This is the first and only hard-hitting case to address the growing email scandal. What Hillary Clinton, her husband, and their foundation have done is nothing new. It is simply part of a criminal enterprise which dates back at least 10 years, all designed to enrich themselves personally at the expense of the American people and our nation. It's time, however, that they finally be held legally accountable."

Clinton, who is expected to announce a presidential bid in the coming weeks, is also dealing with conservative group Citizens United over the recent email scandal. The group has filed two lawsuits demanding photos, videos and hotel bills of Clinton's travels.

Clinton gave more than 55,000 pages of emails from her private account to the State Department in December, which she has insisted cover any and all official business she conducted via the private email account while in office. The State Department said it plans to release the 300 emails under FOIA rules once it is done processing them - which is expected to take several months.