Congressman Bob Barr (R-GA) on Friday filed suit in federal district
court in Washington, DC against the Clinton White House for illegally
requesting from the FBI and illegally transferring to publisher Larry
Flynt, spinmeister James Carville, and reporter Dan Moldea, his FBI
file. Flynt, Carville, and Moldea subsequently used information, which
Barr contends must have been obtained from his FBI file, in an attempt
to discredit him in his capacity as a critic of the White House.
Also named in the lawsuit is the Clinton Justice Department for acceding to the illegal White House request for Barr’s confidential FBI file. Barr contends that both the White House and the Justice Department violated the Privacy Act and asks for compensatory and punitive damages as well as attorney’s fees.
Barr is represented by Judicial Watch, which is already litigating a "Filegate" lawsuit on behalf of others whose FBI files were misused by the White House.
[The full text of the complaint filed Friday in federal court is available in the Verbatim section of this issue]
Published in the June 28, 1999 issue of The Washington Weekly Copyright © 1999 The Washington Weekly (http://www.federal.com) Reposting permitted with this message intact
Barr's people must be reading my web site. See what I posted on January 16, 99:
June 30, 1999
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