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FOIA News: Justice Dept. Accused of Sabotaging FOIA

FOIA News (2015-16)Kevin SchmidtComment

Justice Dept. Accused of Sabotaging FOIA

By Nicholas Iovino, Courthouse News Service, Dec. 15, 2015

The Department of Justice helped kill a bill intended to enhance transparency and refuses to release records on its efforts to block the legislation, the Freedom of the Press Foundation claims in court.

The nonprofit watchdog sued the Department of Justice in Federal Court Monday, seeking immediate disclose of its communications with members of Congress on bills that would force the DOJ to release more records to the public.

The foundation claims the DOJ has failed to abide by its own Freedom of Information Act guidelines, amended under the direction of President Barrack Obama and then-Attorney General Eric Holder.

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