Lawsuit accuses DOJ of hiding records about bias in Hunter Biden and Durham probes
- July 18, 2022
More than a year after Protect the Public’s Trust filed a FOIA request for records relating to potential conflicts of interest, the department has yet to inform the watchdog whether it will comply.
Madeleine Hubbard, Just the News
The Department of Justice is withholding records about potential bias and conflicts of interest in high-profile cases, including the Durham probe and the Hunter Biden investigation, prompting a government ethics watchdog to file a lawsuit accusing the department of “hiding” information from the public.
In June 2021, Protect the Public’s Trust filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the DOJ for records from the agency’s Justice Management Division. More than a year later, the department has yet to inform the watchdog whether it will comply with the request, according to the lawsuit.
The Biden administration “has filled some of the highest ranks of DOJ with officials who have been criticized for possible bias or potential conflicts of interest in high-profile cases,” Protect the Public’s Trust alleged in a press release, citing media reports and public documents.