Judicial Watch v U.S Department of Justice (No. 1:14-cv-01024)
On June 17, 2014, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking the number of hours DOJ Attorney Barbara Bosserman expended in the investigation of the IRS targeting of conservative organizations seeking tax exempt status during the 2010 and 2012 elections cycles.
Bosserman was appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder to oversee the DOJ/ FBI investigation despite her being a substantial contributor to the political campaigns of Barack Obama and to the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The appointment is a clear conflict of interest and brings up major doubts as to whether a serious DOJ investigation into the IRS scandal is being conducted at all.
The FOIA lawsuit filed pursuant to a February 25, 2014, FOIA request seeks the following:
All Justice Department records from the Interactive Case Management System [a web-based system for storing and accessing information about contacts, calendars, cases, documents, time tracking, and billing, etc.] detailing the number of hours DOJ Attorney Barbara Bosserman expended on the investigation of the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status in the 2010 and 2012 elections cycles.
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