This is from TimHoward717 – although it is very informal and not ‘news per-say, we thought readers would be interested in light of recent revelations and the high profile case this has become.
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac: Light Of Truth FOIA Campaign Set To Launch by TimHoward717
Some of our readers came up with a brilliant plan today to launch a coordinated FOIA (Freedom of information act) campaign. You can see how this came about in the comments section of last nights post 7/31/14. I think its a great idea.I believe we have a distinguished guest participating occasionally in our comments section as well. We should come up with the search terms, date’s etcetera. It will be very helpful to coordinate everything from this one post to avoid redundant requests. For starters, I think we should request documents related to the discovery issues. We also can come up with many of our own. Dan W already had this idea, “I’m considering it. I think the FHFA’s admission in its report to congress that there was a conflict of interest between being a Fannie Mae / Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me (OTCBB:FNMA) and Freddie Mac / Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (OTCBB:FMCC) regulator and conservator would be an interesting on to FOIA on “.
I will be updating this post as we proceed. Here are the links to both the FHFAs and the treasury departments FOIA web pages.
The FHFAs page has some very useful information. It will be interesting to see how much information they disclose. We can then turn over denials for attorneys to review. This will be an excellent way to ensure that we keep the flow of critical data to the public. I know for a fact our message is having an effect across all spheres of influence and power. This will only help further our cause.
I attended a moving community band performance on a town green tonight; I will be attaching a video to a post that will be very fitting in the next few days. Keep the Faith
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac – Department of the Treasury: Freedom of Information Act
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
31 CFR Part 1
Departmental Offices; Disclosure of Records: Freedom of Information Act
AGENCY: Department of the Treasury.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: This document amends the Department of the Treasury’s regulations on the disclosure of records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The amendment incorporates requirements of the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–231) with respect to records maintained in electronic formats, the timing of agency responses to FOIA requests, and other procedural matters.
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 30, 2000.