For Immediate Release
Naomi Seligman 202.408.5565
CREW Asks DoJ for Records Regarding Decision to Fund Murtha Pet Project
WASHINGTON - In response to press reports that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is
supporting $44 million in funding for the National Drug Intelligence
Center (now the Center for Strategic Intelligence) in the FY 2010
budget, after years of pushing for the center's closure, CREW filed a
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with DOJ asking for records
regarding the department's sudden about-face. CREW asked
for records related to the effectiveness of the center as well as any
documents related to DOJ's new position. Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) is the
center's primary patron and his earmarks for it have been controversial.
Read CREW's FOIA request, our request for expedition, and the related article from The Hill on the right.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting ethics and accountability in government and public life by targeting government officials -- regardless of party affiliation -- who sacrifice the common good to special interests. CREW advances its mission using a combination of research, litigation and media outreach.