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FOIA News: BuzzFeed Files FOIA Lawsuit Over CIA's Syria Records

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BuzzFeed Says Trump Tweet Opens CIA's Syria Docs to FOIA

Chuck Stanley, Law360, Oct. 20, 2017

Law360, Washington (October 20, 2017, 4:35 PM EDT) -- A senior investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News on Thursday filed suit against the CIA in D.C. federal court seeking documents related to alleged U.S. payments to Syrian rebels referenced in a July tweet by President Donald Trump.

The CIA has failed to indicate whether it will comply with a Sept. 12 Freedom of Information Act request from BuzzFeed reporter Jason Leopold regarding documents related to alleged payments from the agency to Syrian rebels, which Trump appeared to publicly acknowledge in a July 24 tweet complaining about...

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