The letter of the law and the spirit of the law are separate concepts.
The laws are often written where vague terminology, grey areas, and wiggle room can be extended or limited according to whim.
I do hope she gets the records another way, that satisfies all of the legal snags, real and ridiculously interpreted.
Even better if the Secretary helps Beth do that. Right?
But if another attempt results in another overly aggressive block, maybe you should stop defending the corrupt and believing their lies.