A conservative public interest group has sued the National Archives to obtain records from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as head of a White House task force on health care during her husband’s administration.
Judicial Watch, which has been seeking access to Mrs. Clinton’s White House records since April 2006, announced the filing of the lawsuit Nov. 5, claiming the National Archives has failed to make records available or to indicate when access to the records would be allowed.
The lawsuit comes as Mrs. Clinton is facing increased criticism from her Democratic presidential rivals over the number of White House documents from her husband’s administration that have not been made public.
The records are held by the National Archives at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark. The Clinton White House documents total 78 million pages and 20 million e-mail messages. The archives had no immediate comment on the suit, the Associated Press reports.