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FOIA News: POTUS may "get involved" in FOIA for McCabe texts

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Trump threatens to 'get involved' in watchdog group's efforts to obtain McCabe text messages

By Avery Anapol, The Hill,  Aug. 11, 2018

President Trump on Saturday criticized the FBI for not turning over former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe’s text messages to right-leaning watchdog group Judicial Watch.

The group is pursuing the texts through Freedom of Information Act requests to the Justice Department,  seeking communications and text messages from a number of current and former FBI officials.

The president threatened in a misspelled tweet to “get involved” in the effort, and warned the FBI not to “destroy” the items.

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