Why Mayor Bloomberg is refusing to provide these documents isn't obvious nor is it obvious why Judicial Watch is requesting these particular documents. I assume that Judicial Watch knows something (or thinks that they know something) about these particular discussions. Bloomberg has been previously caught using taxpayer money to fund MAIG
. In any case, it will be interesting to see what is discovered here. Judicial Watch has given Bloomberg and his gun control group difficulties before
. This is from part of their press release:
Judicial Watch Sues Mayor Bloomberg for Documents on his Anti-Gun Group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on October 4, 2013, it filed a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) lawsuit with the Supreme Court of the New York requesting that the office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg be ordered to produce all records of communications between the Office of the Mayor, the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), and Vice President Joe Biden. The FOIL suit also requested that the mayor’s office be required to produce records of a January 9, 2013, meeting attended by MAIG representatives, Biden, and Attorney General Eric Holder. (Judicial Watch v. Office of the Mayor (No. 15913412013))
Specifically, Judicial Watch seeks the following records pursuant to a January 15, 2013, FOIL request (amended on July 10, 2013):
- Any and all records of communication between Mayor Bloomberg and/or Chief Advisor to the Mayor for Policy and Strategic Planning John Feinblatt and Mr. Mark Glaze, Director of Mayors against Illegal Guns and a Principal at The Raben Group, LLC between December 14, 2012 and January 22, 2013.
- Any and all records of communications between Mayor Bloomberg and/or any official, employee, or representative of the Office of the Mayor and Vice President Joe Biden and/or any official, employee, or representative of the Office of the Vice President of the United States.
- Any and all records regarding, concerning or related to the January 9, 2013 White House meeting attended by Chief Advisor to the mayor for Policy and Strategic planning John Feinblatt, Vice President Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder, and others. This request includes, but is not limited to, any and all notes, talking points, briefing books, and internal memoranda produced in the preparation for, during, and/or subsequent to the meeting.
Labels: Bloomberg, Mayors Against Illegal Guns