Thursday, May 11, 2017

Judicial Watch Sues State Dept for Russia Files Sent to Democrat Senator

Because the State Department failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for files about alleged Russian tampering in the 2016 election that were sent to Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) prior to Donald Trump's inauguration, Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit in federal court to obtain the documents.
In the final days of the Obama administration, "the State Department sent a cache of documents marked 'secret' to Senator Benjamin Cardin of Maryland days before the January inauguration," reported the New York Times on March 1, as noted by Judicial Watch in a statement released today.
"The documents, detailing Russian efforts to intervene in elections worldwide, were sent in response to a request from Mr. Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee," reported The Times, and apparently "were shared with Republicans on the panel."

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