In The News
February 1, 2023

Sharyl Attkisson

The watchdog group Empower Oversight…is suing for documents that could explain why the foreign broadcasting group Al Jazeera appears to have received favored treatment from the US Dept. of Justice.

Al Jazeera, says Empower Oversight, has failed to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), as required by US law.

Empower Oversight’s lawsuit seeks to enforce a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for all documents between members of Congress, the Justice Dept. and Al Jazeera lawyers regarding the foreign agents registration process.

“FARA and FOIA are important statutes designed to ensure transparency for the American people. The public deserves to know why the DOJ has failed to require a media organization it says is obligated to register as an agent of a foreign government to do so.  DOJ’s stonewalling of Congress and the public on this issue is unacceptable.” – Jason Foster, President and Founder of Empower Oversight

Read the full article HERE.