Watchdog files FOIA suit against DOJ over al Jazeera foreign agent case – IOTW Report

Watchdog files FOIA suit against DOJ over al Jazeera foreign agent case

JTN:

Awatchdog group has filed a suit against the Department of Justice seeking documents related to the agency’s failed attempt to force the news organization, Al Jazeera, to register as a foreign agent.

Empower Oversight has contended that the DOJ ignored its Freedom of Information Act request for 12 months. The DOJ previously found that Al Jazeera engaged in “political activities” on behalf of Qatar and that AJ+, in particular, was “obligated to register” as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Al Jazeera is a state-funded media outlet operating on behalf of the Qatari monarchy.

In the letter, Chief of the DOJ’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section Jay Bratt told Al Jazeera’s lawyers that AJ+ “has engaged and is still engaged in political activities within the United States and has acted and continues to act as a publicity agent within the United States, on behalf of the Government of Qatar and Al Jazeera Media Network (“AJMN”), each of which is considered a foreign principal under [FARA].” more


2 Comments on Watchdog files FOIA suit against DOJ over al Jazeera foreign agent case

  1. New Ideas

    Since the NEWS is all Hot & Bothered about New Laws and Classifications . . .

    How about this:

    All FARA REGGED AGENTS
    EACH AND EVERY ONE
    Must not only be registered inside this Country
    With Proper ID and Passes
    Shall present such said ID at the start of every meeting with anybody involving a financial interaction.

    This means before any and every meeting with Congress peoples and officials
    And Airports and Cash Registers
    Like when you get Carded for Beer
    You MUST SHOW ID AT ALL TIMES
    NO MATTER HOW OLD YOU LOOK
    ID REQUIRED TO BE PRESENTED FOR ALL FINANCIAL DEALINGS

    That would be a FARA Law I would Support

    Far Out, Man

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