Obama DoJ stonewalls on records in Siegelman case

Obama DOJ Is Stonewalling on Records Connected to Siegelman Case

The Obama Justice Department is withholding more than 250 documents related to the recusal of
the U.S. attorney whose office oversaw the prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman.

John Aaron, an attorney in Alabaster, Alabama, filed a Freedom of Information request in early
2006 seeking information about the recusal of Leura Canary. The Justice Department, then under
the control of George W. Bush, turned over almost no information, so Aaron filed a federal lawsuit
in 2009.

Barack Obama appointees, of course, now oversee the Department of Justice (DOJ). But Aaron’s lawyer says the department continues to stonewall and has asked a judge to throw out the lawsuit.

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