DOJ, FBI Must Provide Discovery In Defamation Suit Over Buzzfeed Article
Mealey's (August 9, 2018, 2:39 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Information sought by Buzzfeed from several governmental entities is relevant to its defense in an underlying defamation lawsuit over an article on purported Russian attempts to hack the Democratic National Committee (DNC) database, a District of Columbia federal judge ruled Aug. 3, also deeming the requested discovery to be not privileged or burdensome (Buzzfeed Inc., et al. v. U.S. Department of Justice, et al., No. 1:17-mc-02429, D. D.C., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130480).
(Memorandum opinion and order available. Document #24-180816-008R.)