Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for records ordered declassified and released by President Trump the day before he left office.
The records relate to “Crossfire Hurricane,” the controversial spy operation against President Trump, his 2016 presidential campaign, and other Trump associates, and have yet to be made public by the Biden Administration.
The lawsuit was filed after the DOJ failed to respond to a February 17, 2022, FOIA request for:
- All records regarding the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation that were provided to the White House by the Department of Justice on or about December 30, 2020.
For purposes of clarification, the records sought are those described in a January 19, 2021 Presidential Memorandum.
- All records of communication between any official or employee of the Department of Justice and any official or employee of any other branch, department, agency, or office of the federal government regarding the declassification and release of the records described in part one of this request.
Read former President Trump’s memo below authorizing the declassification and release of the records: