DECEMBER 18, 2014
On November 19, 2014, Judicial Watch announced it joined investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson to file a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking “any and all records” relating to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks and other records on the award-winning correspondent. The request includes correspondence between Attkisson and FBI agents. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
The lawsuit was filed in response to DOJ and White House targeting of the former CBS correspondent as a result of her investigations into the growing Operation Fast and Furious scandal.
The Judicial Watch/Attkisson lawsuit asks, in part, for:
“Any and all records concerned, regarding or relating to Sharyl Attkisson. Such records include, but are not limited to, records of background checks of Sharyl Attkisson, records of communications, contacts, or correspondence between Sharyl Attkisson and employees, officials or agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and records of investigations concerning or regarding Sharyl Attkisson as a victim…”
Official Legal DocumentsSharyl Attkisson and Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice
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