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CREW: Department of Homeland Security: Regarding Interference with FOIA Review

On February 10, 2011, CREW filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking documents that would shed light on the truthfulness of allegations that political appointees at DHS have interfered with the agency’s FOIA review process. Rep. Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is investigating this matter based on what he has identified as information from a “whistleblower” confirming political interference in DHS’s FOIA processing. DHS has denied the claim.