Friday, February 11, 2011
‘Bombshell’ Charge: DOJ Whistleblower Says Liberal FOIA Requests Get VIP Treatment
Attorney General Eric Holder and the Obama administration’s Justice Department have come under fire in the past for allegedly letting politics tip the balance of Justice. Specifically, J. Christian Adams, a former DOJ official, made news last year when he publicly accused the agency of racial bias in handling the 2008 election voter intimidation case involving the New Black Panther Party.
On Thursday, Adams leveled more accusations at Holder’s Justice Department, claiming its compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) had been politicized. According to documents obtained by Adams, FOIA requests from liberals or other politically connected civil rights groups are often given same-day attention by the DOJ, while requests from conservatives or Republican-affiliated groups face long delays or are ignored altogether. READ MORE...