Truthout Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Suing CIA, FBI, DOJ

It can sometimes take years for a FOIA request to be processed and for a response to come. That’s why in 2007, a provision was put in by Congress mandating that each government agency give an estimated date to those who file a request of when they’ll take action. But it looks like not all government agencies are following the rules and now a lawsuit has been filed against the FBI, CIA, Department of Defense, and other agencies for failing to comply with the law. Truthout’s Jason Leopold, who sued the FBI and other government agencies this week for allegedly violating a FOIA provision, explains.