Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Department of Defense seeking all photographs and/or video recordings of Osama bin Laden taken during and/or after the U.S. military operation in Pakistan that resulted in bin Laden’s death.
The request to the Defense Department was filed May 3. An identical request was filed with the CIA.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, the agencies have 20 business days legally to respond.
“President Obama’s decision not to release the bin Laden photos is at odds with his promises to make his administration the most transparent in history,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Judicial Watch hopes its FOIA requests will provide a mechanism to release these records in an orderly fashion in compliance with the FOIA law. President Obama’s reluctance to spike the football is not a lawful reason for withholding these historic public documents from the American people. We are prepared to go to court to obtain this information.”