Executive Branch

White House Admin Office E-Mails Not Covered By FOIA, Federal Judge Says

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Although the White House Office of Administration has for decades considered itself subject to the Freedom of Information Act, in fact FOIA doesn’t apply to White House e-mails held there because the office isn’t an agency under the statute, a federal judge said today.

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly reached that conclusion because the office doesn’t have authority over the White House, reports the Washington Post.

“The group that filed the lawsuit, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), said it is appealing the decision,” the Post writes.

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