Nobody has been as successful, through dogged persistence and grit, at uncovering nefarious doings in Washington as Judicial Watch. They keep making Freedom of Information Act requests, filing suits, conducting discovering, making motions, taking depositions, and winning rulings. Such is the mostly unglamorous life of their litigators. Now they are throwing their formidible weight into the Trump versus Intelligence Community face off. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
Given that the Obama White House was (self-described as) “the most transparent administration ever,” we hope that Judicial Watch’s demands of the Trump administration will be met positively.
Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the United States Department of Justice and the Department of the Treasury regarding records related to the investigation of retired United States Army Lieutenant General Michel Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak (Judicial Watch v. Central Intelligence Agency et al. (No.1:17-cv-00397)). (The National Security Agency refused to confirm or deny the existence of intelligence records about communications between Gen. Flynn and Amb Kislyak.)
Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after the agencies failed to respond to a January 25, 2017, FOIA request seeking:
Any and all records regarding, concerning, or related to the investigation of retired Gen. Michael Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak between October 1, 2016 and the present.
This request includes, but is not limited to, any and all related warrants, affidavits, declarations, or similar records regarding the aforementioned investigation.
For purposes of clarification, please find enclosed a CNN report regarding the investigation, which cites information that was provided to CNN by members of the Intelligence Community.
In its complaint Judicial Watch asks the court to order the agencies to search for all records responsive to its FOIA requests and demonstrate that they employed reasonable search methods; order the agencies to produce by a specific date all non-exempt records and a Vaughn index of all withheld records; and instruct the agencies to cease withholding all non-exempt records.
To continue reading: Judicial Watch Sues CIA, DOJ For Intel Leak Records: “President Trump Is On To Something”