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Judicial Watch Sues to Expose DOJ FISA Warrant Abuses and Continued Stonewalling of Congress Relating to Russia Collusion Investigation

Contact: Jill Farrell, Judicial Watch, 202-646-5188

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for all records of communications between both the DOJ and the Federal Bureau of Investigation with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence regarding the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against foreign policy advisor Carter Page and other members of Trump campaign (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-01088)).

The suit was filed after both the Justice Department and the FBI, a division of the DOJ, failed to respond to separate February 9, 2018, FOIA requests seeking:

  • Any records of communications between DOJ officials and Members of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary ("USSCJ") and/or their staff members regarding USSCJ's attempts to acquire the applications and renewals for FISA warrants against Carter Page...