Judicial Watch files FOIA lawsuits for records on Mar-a-Lago raid

Judicial Watch said the government has not determined whether it intends to comply with the FOIA request filed more than a month ago.

Updated: September 27, 2022 - 5:10pm

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Non-profit legal watchdog organization Judicial Watch on Tuesday announced it filed two Freedom of Information Act lawsuits against the Justice Department in order to obtain records about the FBI's raid of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.

Judicial Watch said in the lawsuit that on Aug. 9, one day after the FBI's raid of Trump's Florida home, it filed a FOIA request followed by subsequent requests for information about the raid, but the government has not determined whether it intends to comply with any of the group's demands, let alone produce any of the requested records.

Judicial Watch is also suing for records of meetings about the Trump search warrant involving FBI Director Christopher Wray and other top officials at the agency.

"The raid on President Trump's home was an outrageous, reckless and unprecedented abuse of power – and the unlawful Biden agency secrecy about the raid only adds to the scandal," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said.

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