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FOIA News: Judge presses DOJ on FOIA redactions to Mueller report

FOIA News (2019)Allan BlutsteinComment

Judge questions Barr's handling of Mueller findings

By Jaqueline Thomsen, The Hill, Aug. 5, 2019

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday pressed Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers on why the public shouldn’t be allowed to see redacted portions of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, suggesting that he may be willing to consider releasing at least some of the restricted document.

Judge Reggie Walton, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, posed the questions during a hearing on a pair of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits seeking the redacted portions of the report.

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