NOVEMBER 22, 2017
Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group that has used the Freedom of Information Act to uncover details of Hillary Clinton’s emails, wants Congress to allow FOIA to apply to internal information such as the now-secret workplace misconduct settlements.
Currently FOIA does not apply to Congress, which for years has been shielded from document requests because lawmakers argue it would disrupt legislative deliberations.
“The fact is, we don’t know what’s going on on Capitol Hill because members of Congress want it that way,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said of the harassment settlements in a Tuesday video that the group posted on Twitter. “And the only way that’s going to change is if the American people react.”