Media-Filed Suits Seek Records from the Trump Administration
(31 May 2017) Numerous reporters and news organizations have already taken federal agencies to court seeking government records from the Trump administration. Details on all media-filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits filed through the initial four months of the Trump administration are now available, along with similar information during the previous Obama and Bush administrations.

During the last six months new lawsuits were filed by a total of 10 different news organizations and 29 individual reporters. The most frequent filer was investigative journalist Jason Leopold. Leopold filed 7 new FOIA lawsuits during the past six months. In two of these he joined with his new employer, Buzzfeed, Inc. The second most active media filer was The New York Times. It filed 6 new FOIA lawsuits. The Washington correspondent for the Times, Charlie Savage, was also a named plaintiff for four of these suits.

The complete Media List compiles information on each news organization and reporter since 2000 who filed a FOIA federal lawsuit. To access this free interactive tool and view the names of all 436 media filers and the details about each case go to:

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