Washington Post: Conservative group sues for FEC report on Crossroads GPS (In the News)

By Josh Hicks

The Center for Competitive Politics has asked for an unpublished report on the FEC’s review of Crossroads GPS, but the agency has declined to provide the document under a Freedom of Information Act request, citing an exemption that allows agencies to withhold details of their deliberative processes.

Government-transparency advocates have criticized the Obama administrationfor its increased use of the exemption in recent years.

The Center for Competitive Politics said in a statement Monday that the FEC report is “of great importance to the regulated community” because it would help groups understand the general counsel’s thinking when it comes to interpreting the law.

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