AAF FOIAs Biden DOJ’s Catholic Targeting

Advancing American Freedom today issued a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for records of DOJ’s communications with non-DOJ personnel about “Radical-Traditionalist Catholic Ideology” that comprised the basis for a leaked FBI memorandum relating to the surveillance and infiltration of Catholic groups in America.

“This leaked document targeting traditional Catholics is disturbing to all people of faith,” said J. Marc Wheat, AAF General Counsel. “The first amendment guarantees free exercise of religion, without surveillance or fear of being labeled as extremists by the federal government.”

Advancing American Freedom has also submitted a FOIA request to DOJ regarding records about the violent attacks against pro-life organizations after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and a FOIA request seeking external communications about DOJ’s inexplicable subpoena served on Eagle Forum of Alabama; neither request has yet to receive an answer.