AAF Expands FOIA after Apparent DOJ Document Destruction

February 6th, 2024

Advancing American Freedom has reopened its FOIA request into DOJ memos referencing “radical traditionalist Catholic ideology” after the initial FOIA was denied last September. It now appears DOJ believed at that time all documents pertaining to AAF’s initial FOIA request were destroyed.

“After Congressional investigators revealed the FBI might have destroyed all documents related to the AAF FOIA request, there should be answers to why that action was taken,” said J. Marc Wheat, AAF General Counsel. “The government is accountable to the people, and questions regarding the targeting of religious groups by the Department of Justice or FBI should receive answers not shredders.”

The letter to the Department of Justice can be found here.