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FOIA News: Redactions in Mueller report may be reviewed in FOIA case

FOIA News (2019)Allan BlutsteinComment

Judge in FOIA case says he may want to review DOJ redactions of Mueller report after release

By Katelyn Polantz, CNN, Apr. 16, 2019

Federal District Judge Reggie Walton expressed uncertainty about the redactions Attorney General William Barr is making to special counsel Robert Mueller's report and suggested he may want to review the Justice Department's redactions for himself once versions of it are made public.

"Obviously there is a real concern as to whether there is full transparency," Walton said at a Tuesday court hearing in Washington about a request from BuzzFeed News to have the Justice Department release the report quickly under the Freedom of Information Act. "The attorney general has created an environment that has caused a significant part of the American public to be concerned" about the redactions.

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