Subject of Request: AUSA Clinton Fundraiser/Communications

Document Date: 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Document Notes: 

JW v DOJ Robinson Allen prod 1 03578


Judicial Watch Obtains Records on Assistant U.S. Attorneys’ Attendance at Clinton Campaign Event


‘I was blown away by your incredible hospitality and can’t thank you enough for allowing us to crash that fabulous party.’

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alana Robinson and Emily W. Allen’s attendance at an August 2015 fundraiser in California for then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The two San Diego’s-based prosecutors played a leading role in prosecuting former Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA) and Hunter’s wife on sixty separate criminal charges relating to the misuse of campaign funds.  Hunter pled guilty to one count of criminal conspiracy on December 3, 2019 and resigned from Congress on January 7, 2020.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 17, 2020.

In June 2019, Hunter filed a motion seeking to dismiss the charges against him or, in the alternative, recuse the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego on the grounds that Robinson and Allen had a political conflict of interest due to their attendance at the Clinton fundraiser.

In response, the prosecutors represented to the San Diego federal court where the criminal case is pending that Robinson and Allen were asked to attend the Clinton fundraiser “in the event of a protective security related incident where immediate prosecutorial guidance would be necessary.”  The statement did not elaborate on what kind of incident might require prosecutorial guidance.