Citizens United files lawsuit for emails from Chelsea Clinton
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The conservative group Citizens United on Thursday filed a lawsuit to gain access to emails between Chelsea Clinton and top aides to her mother, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBloomberg called Warren 'scary,' knocked Obama's first term in leaked audio Trump trails Democratic challengers among Catholic voters: poll Sanders under fire from Democrats over praise for Castro regime MORE, from when the Democratic presidential front-runner served as secretary of State.


The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, first reported by Politico, also requests emails from Clinton Foundation foreign policy chief Amitabh Desai, longtime aide to former president Bill Clinton Justin Cooper, and Oscar Flores, the manager of the Clinton’s Chappaqua, N.Y., home.

But Citizens United President David Bossie told Politico that Chelsea Clinton is the primary figure targeted in the suit.

“The real interesting person here is of course Chelsea Clinton, who is the lead person,” he said.

“We want to see much more about what Chelsea Clinton was up to because she now has put herself out here on the campaign trail, along with Bill Clinton, as a lead surrogate,” he added.

Asked whether Chelsea Clinton was off-limits in her mother’s White House run, Bossie responded: “Absolutely not.”

“She is somebody who has been a player, a senior adviser to her mother,” he said. “She is an officer, somebody with fiduciary responsibility at the Clinton Family Foundation.”

Emails between Chelsea Clinton and her mother have already emerged in the investigation into the 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya.

In one of the messages, Hillary Clinton told her daughter the attack was carried out by “an Al Qaeda-like group,” a statement Republicans said is at odds with what the secretary of State said publicly.

Bossie said the emails will be used in a new documentary that is a sequel to the conservative nonprofit's 2008 film, “Hillary: The Movie,” which led to the landmark Supreme Court case Citizens United v. FEC that overturned federal bans on corporations making individual campaign expenditures.