Republicans grill DHS officials on FOIA delays (AP) – 679th Edition

31 03 2011

FILE - In this March 15, 2011 file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano addresses the National Fusion Center Conference in Denver. The Homeland Security Department demoted a senior career employee who confidentially complained to the inspector general that political appointees were improperly interfering with requests for federal records by journalists and watchdog groups. (AP Photo)AP – House Republicans grilled senior officials from the Homeland Security Department on Thursday over a congressional investigation into the agency’s now-rescinded practice of requiring secretive reviews by political advisers of hundreds of requests for government files under the Freedom of Information Act.

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