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FOIA News: CREW Sues Treasury for Travel Records

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Watchdog Group Sues Treasury Dept. For Failure To Respond To FOIA Request

Nichole LaFond, Talking Points Memo, Sept. 11, 2017

he liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a lawsuit against the Department of the Treasury on Monday for failing to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request the group filed last month.

CREW filed a FOIA request with the Treasury Department on Aug. 23 requesting documents related to the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton’s use of a government plane to travel to Lexington, Kentucky on Aug. 21.

The pair traveled to the state to visit Fort Knox with Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and view the solar eclipse on-site. They also made an appearance at a luncheon with members of a local chamber of commerce, The Washington Post reported last month.

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