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FOIA News: GSA mishandled FOIA for Trump-related records, court rules

FOIA News (2018)Allan BlutsteinComment

Judge Sends GSA FOIA Staff Back to Work on Trump Hotel Docs

By Charles S. Clark, Gov't Exec., May 4, 2018

In the latest zig-zag in the legal battle over President Trump’s profiting from his lease of his Washington luxury hotel, a federal district judge on Thursday faulted the General Services Administration for inadequately responding to a Freedom of Information Act request.

Judge Beryl Howell, chief of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, ruled in the case brought by the nonprofit transparency group American Oversight that GSA, though it had delivered thousands of emails from the Trump transition team, had not “adequately supported” its decisions to redact some documents and withhold some email attachments in the name of privacy.

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