House Lawyer Says Nothing Abnormal About Confidentiality Requests

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Earlier this week we reported that BuzzFeed reporter Mary Ann Georgantopoulos had released a copy of an April letter sent by House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) to the Department of the Treasury asserting control over all correspondence between FSC and Treasury as “congressional records” and claiming their exemption from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Georgantopoulos now reports that the same letter was also sent by Hensarling to 11 executive office agencies and offices which have dealings with FSN including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She reports that…(read more)

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