"The government asked a federal court Thursday to assign to a single judge the cases involving Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email server during her stint as secretary of State.
Clinton's email saga has sparked more than 30 public-records lawsuits assigned to 17 different judges in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The emails are also likely to contain records responsive to hundreds of Freedom of Information requests not currently in litigation. Congress has slashed State Department appropriations for that task.
What’s not helping: the document review platform the department uses can't ingest most forms of electronic data. Because of that, "most potentially responsive documents must first be printed and then scanned into the system, even if documents are received electronically,” the department states."
Here's one of the Foggy Bottom minions at work on Clinton emails, as captured by clipper's undercover photographer: