What Does the FBI Have on the Obama Gang?

JUDICIAL WATCH — For several years we have been seeking records of then President-elect Barack Obama’s interview with two FBI agents and two assistant U.S. attorneys regarding former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who was sentenced to fourteen years in federal prison for attempting to sell Obama’s vacated Senate seat.

Our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests were rejected, and so we have now filed a lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No 1:16-cv-00576)) against the U.S. Department of Justice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking the FBI interview records of Obama, Rahm Emanuel, and Valerie Jarrett.

The FBI denied our June 1, 2011, FOIA request seeking:

  • Records of FBI interviews with Barack Obama concerning or relating to Rod Blagojevich, including but not limited to notes, summaries, and recordings of the interview.
  • Records of FBI interviews with Rahm Emanuel concerning or relating to Rod Blagojevich, including but not limited to notes, summaries, and recordings of the interview.
  • Records of FBI interviews with Valerie Jarrett concerning or relating to Rod Blagojevich, including but not limited to notes, summaries, and recordings of the interview.
  • Records concerning any of the aforementioned interviews with Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel, or Valerie Jarrett.

The FBI contends the release of these records “could reasonably be expected” to interfere with law enforcement proceedings and withheld them under Exemption 7 (which allows agency to withhold certain law enforcement records).

Here is the background:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FILES AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF JUDICIAL WATCH TAXPAYER LAWSUIT TO PREVENT D.C. GOVERNMENT FROM ILLEGALLY SPENDING TAXPAYER MONEY — JUDICIAL WATCH

NEW BALANCE CLAIMS OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PROMISED SHOE CONTRACT FOR SILENCE ON TPP — HOT AIR

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