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Case TitleCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00007
Date Filed2018-01-03
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON
Case DescriptionCitizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning the decision to invite reporters to the agency on December 12, 2017 to share with them private text messages sent during the 2016 presidential campaign by two former FBI investigators on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team. CREW also requested expedited processing. In partial response to its request, DOJ's Office of Inspector General provided CREW a December 15 letter indicating that DOJ had not consulted OIG as to whether disclosure would raise ethical problems. The Office of Information Policy acknowledged receipt of CREW's request and told CREW that its request was still pending. After hearing nothing further from any component of the agency, CREW filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2018-01-031COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5270667) filed by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Attorney Generl, # 3 Summons Department of Justice, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney)(Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 01/03/2018)
2018-01-032LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON (Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 01/03/2018)
2018-01-03Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (zmd) (Entered: 01/03/2018)
2018-01-033SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (md) (Entered: 01/03/2018)
2018-01-164AMENDED COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE filed by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON.(Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 01/16/2018)
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