Bloomberg Law
Nov. 26, 2019, 11:02 PM

FBI Can’t Be Mum on Russia Probe’s Docs on Perkins Coie Lawyer

David McAfee
David McAfee
Staff Correspondent

The FBI failed to convince a Washington D.C. federal judge that it was allowed to respond to a FOIA request for records about a Perkins Coie attorney’s involvement in its investigation into Russian election interference by saying that it could neither confirm nor deny the records’ existence.

Conservative activist group Judicial Watch Inc. sued the FBI seeking information based on Congressional testimony from former FBI General Counsel James Baker, who said he met with Perkins Coie attorney Michael Sussman and received information related to the Russia probe. The FBI issued a “Glomar” response, saying it shouldn’t have to disclose any ...

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