FOIA

FBI fights public release of Trump dossier info

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Senate investigators have had problems getting the FBI to reveal information about the Trump dossier. They're not the only ones. Outside groups filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are running up against a stone wall when it comes to the dossier. When it comes to the Freedom of Information Act, the FBI is resisting the release of even the most basic information. "They're fighting us on everything," Judicial Watch chief Tom Fitton told me recently. "They're fighting us tooth and nail."

Bureaucrats can't run but they can hide, and it's time to stop them

Editors, Washington Examiner

We hope that Loretta Lynch's case, with all the others over the years, helps convince Congress to go back to the drawing board on FOIA. Add tougher penalties, place stricter limits on exemptions, tighten regulations for government use of email. Do whatever is necessary. But make clear that no one is above the law, and make the federal government truly transparent to the public it exists to serve.

Judicial Watch Asks Federal Court to Reopen Lawsuit Seeking Information on Top Clinton Aide

Citing misconduct and misrepresentation by Hillary Clinton and the State Department, and following up on revelations of the secret email accounts created by Secretary Clinton and other top State Department officials, Judicial Watch announced that it has asked a federal court to reopen a closed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case that sought records about Huma Abedin, who had been Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary State Hillary Clinton. Abedin, caught whispering in Hillary Clinton's ear in the photograph below, was allowed to transition to the status of "special government employee" and make at least $355,000 in outside income working for Teneo, a shadowy firm already the subject of reporting by investigative journalists at the New York Times.

Obama Admin Won't Turn Over Docs On IRS Abuse

John Hayward, Breitbart

The Administration has decided not to hand the docs over after all, citing a statute that basically says the privacy of the people whose privacy the WHouse violated would be violated by revealing details of the WHouse violation to the public. It sounds pretty fishy to Cause of Action.

EPA Cheats Conservative Groups

Eric Shawn, Fox News

The EPA is said to be charging conservative groups FOIA fees while largely exempting liberal groups.