Heritage Foundation Files Seven Lawsuits Against FBI After Agency Fails To Release Records

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The Heritage Foundation announced Monday that it has filed seven lawsuits against the FBI after the agency failed to respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) records requests.

Heritage’s Oversight Project is filing lawsuits to obtain records about alleged partisan FBI behavior against conservatives, the think tank said in a press release. The group’s oversight project was launched in 2022 to pursue investigations of the Biden administration. (RELATED: New Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts Slams ‘Out Of Touch’ ‘Elitists’ Karl Rove, George Will)

The organization filed FOIA requests about the FBI’s alleged surveillance of social media users, lack of resourcing during Black Lives Matter riots in Summer 2020, work on Jan. 6th Capitol riot cases, criminal standards for the Trump and Biden classified documents cases, and other bureau activities.

“Biden’s DOJ and FBI made clear they are perfectly willing to selectively enforce the law. This double standard driven war, particularly on conservatives, must stop,” Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts said. “Americans have a right to know why and how the FBI is targeting everyday Americans and others whom Joe Biden, Merrick Garland, and their lieutenants smear as ‘domestic terrorists.'”

Heritage’s Oversight Project filed similar FOIA lawsuits in September against the Justice Department and National Archives for records pertaining to the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago and its treatment of President Biden’s classified documents investigation.