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VICE News filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the IRS demanding Donald Trump's tax audits, and against the FBI for any investigations into some inflammatory Trump comments.
The FBI released on Friday files related to its investigation of Clinton's use of an unsecured email server to discuss classified information.
Secret letters from the FBI to the US State Department released exclusively to VICE News reveal the probe into Hillary Clinton's emails was rooted in fears of potential espionage.
Although US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan once suggested justices don't use email, documents obtained by VICE News show that's not entirely true.
After nearly a decade of attempts to increase transparency, the FOIA Improvement Act will codify Obama's dictum that the government should be more open.
Barack Obama, who vowed on his first day in office to "usher in a new era of open government," will sign into law long-awaited FOIA reform, the White House says.
A Department of Defense report shows that before transferring detainees to other countries, the US required only non-binding assurances torture wouldn't be used.
The Obama administration bills itself as the "most transparent in history," but recently released documents show that behind the scenes, the administration has been fighting against government transparency.
US citizens and al Qaeda members Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan wanted to attack the US before they were killed by a 2011 CIA drone strike in Yemen.
While US Attorney General, Eric Holder Used Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Birth Name as His Official Email Address
In order to combat spam and avoid being inundated with correspondence from the public, Holder used the name Lew Alcindor for his Justice Department email address.
Military commanders reacted to an infamous detainee hunger strike and subsequent raid at Guantanamo with disdain and resentment, emails obtained by VICE News show.
The Obama administration calls itself the most transparent in history — yet remains extraordinarily secretive. Still, this year saw several victories in the fight for greater government transparency.
For the first time, documents obtained by VICE News show that the FBI knew radical US blogger Samir Khan was planning on fleeing to Yemen.
Declassified reports from the CIA's Office of Inspector General shed light on cases involving alleged criminal wrongdoing and violation of agency policies.
Shortly after the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013, the NSA asked all Americans for suggestions on how it could better protect civil liberties. The agency received 14 emails.
Heavily redacted FBI documents obtained by VICE News shed light on the FBI's response to a report revealing the derogatory name had been used on an agency form.
The government has insisted that the documents are related to ongoing law enforcement work, and are therefore not subject to FOIA requests.
Months before Samir Khan was killed in a US drone strike in Yemen, the FBI reached out to the Joint Special Operations Command about the radicalized North Carolina blogger.
The NSA said it found three emails Edward Snowden sent to the agency's Oversight and Compliance Office before he leaked documents — but they didn't express any relevant concerns.