Judicial Watch and Daily Caller file suit to obtain information pertaining to Biden's Senate records

Biden's Senate records are kept at the University of Delaware

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Joe Biden in August 2019
Joe Biden in August 2019
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Updated: July 8, 2020 - 5:53pm

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Government watchdog Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller News Foundation are suing the University of Delaware to try to get the publicly-funded school to turn over Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's elected office records. 

The suit was filed July 2 in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware after the school rejected the Freedom of Information Act requests pertaining to Biden's Senate records and other related documents, saying that public money is not spent on Biden's documents.

Judicial Watch contends that the assertion about the public money was submitted "without corroboration."

“The University of Delaware should stop protecting Joe Biden and provide the public access to his public records, as Delaware law requires,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement.

The conservative watchdog group is seeking records relating to any communication from January 1, 2018, until now between Biden or his representatives and individuals representing the college. Judicial Watch is also seeking any records that concern the proposed release of Biden's Senate records. 

The Daily Caller is seeking to obtain the former senator's records from the university as well as other information related to Biden's records.

Prior to filing the suit, both organizations petitioned the state Office of the Attorney General about the university's denial of their FOIA requests. The office determined that the college's move did not constitute a FOIA violation, according to the filing.

“The University of Delaware should do the right thing and turn over Joe Biden’s public records as required by law,” Daily Caller News Foundation co-founder and President Neil Patel said in the Judicial Watch statement. “Partisan gamesmanship by a public university is unseemly and unlawful. If they don’t want to do the right thing, we will force them in court.” 

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