Obama library locks up critical files being sought

The watchdog group Judicial Watch had filed a Freedom of Information Act requesting all information regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of identities “of any US citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team.”

Judicial Watch had also asked for all information that Rice had turned over to any National Intelligence member, agency, official, employee or representative, including data about any suspected Russian interference in the 2016 election, the hacking of the DNC and suspected communications between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Data was requested for the time period of January 1, 2016 to April 4, 2017.

All that information is suddenly not available, unfortunately.

Judicial Watch announced Monday that the National Security Council informed them in a letter on May 23, 2017, that all the requested information has been moved to the Obama Library, where it will stay under lock and key for five years.

According to the letter:

“Documents from the Obama administration have been transferred to the Barack Obama Presidential Library.  You may send your request to the Obama Library.  However, you should be aware that under the Presidential Records Act, Presidential records remain closed to the public for five years after an administration has left office.”

Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, responded that they are considering legal options to get the documents.

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