Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Records on Effort to Rollback Trump Announcement to Declassify Russia Probe Documents
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March 8, 2019
WASHINGTON, March 8, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch today announced it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice for records about the agency's involvement in persuading President Trump to defer his September 2018 decision to declassify DOJ documents related to the Russia investigation.
Judicial Watch's lawsuit is also seeking DOJ official Bruce Ohr's records of communications around the time of Trump's declassification announcement. Ohr, once the fourth-ranking official at DOJ, was a key conduit between anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele and the FBI.
Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the DOJ failed to respond to a September 18, 2018, FOIA request (Judicial Watch v U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:19-cv-00507)). Judicial Watch seeks:
Any and all records regarding, concerning, or related to the proposed declassification of certain Department of Justice records as ordered by President Trump on September...
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