Russia is all over the news these days. The Democrats charge the Russians colluded with the Trump campaign to get him elected. The GOP says Hillary Clinton’s financial windfall of some $140 million donated by Russians to her foundation should be investigated. It was Russian “sources” who supplied details of the largely discredited “dossier” about then-candidate Trump.
So when the government has details in an unclassified report about Russian intervention, it seems reasonable that information should be available to the public.
The Washington watchdog Judicial Watch, however, was denied access through a Freedom of Information Act request and filed a lawsuit against the office of the Director of National Intelligence.
The ODNI failed to respond to an Aug. 4, 2017, FOIA request seeking the intelligence community assessment required by Section 502 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Judicial Watch said.
That law requires the DNI, “not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this act,” to give to congressional committees a report on the “funding of political parties and nongovernmental organizations in former Soviet states and countries in Europe by the Russian Security Service since January 1, 2016.” (Read more from “Feds Sued for Refusing to Reveal Unclassified Report on Russian Meddling” HERE)