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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.



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