A nonprofit watchdog group on Wednesday sued the Justice Department, seeking to force the release of documents related to Special Counsel John Durham’s inquiry into wrongdoing during the FBI’s now-discredited Trump-Russia investigation.
Empower Oversight’s lawsuit seeks to enforce two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests from last summer that sought records detailing Durham’s independence from political interference.
One of those requests concerns DOJ’s hiring of Susan Hennessey inside the department’s National Security Division. Prior to her appointment by President Biden’s administration, Hennessey deleted thousands of tweets from her Twitter account, including posts that had disparaged the investigation run by Durham, the group said.
“Empower Oversight has been incredibly patient in attempting to work with the Justice Department since last summer,” Empower Oversight Founder and President Jason Foster said. “But the issues raised in our filings are key to ensuring public faith in the integrity, independence, and objectivity of the DOJ’s handling of the Durham probe.”
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