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The 2020 Foilies Awards: Recognizing the year’s worst in government transparency 

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The Busiest Government Office Award

U.S. Department of Justice

In response to yet another FOIA request from BuzzFeed reporter Jason Leopold, this time for documents relating to the Mueller investigation, the Justice Department claimed it has as many as 19-billion responsive documents. This would mean the investigation had generated or collected more than 28-million documents each day, weekends included.

Although Mueller's investigation lasted 22 months, the DOJ told Leopold it would take 2,300 years for it to review and produce the requested records for public disclosure. Leopold tweeted that he is exploring cryogenics as a way to review the records in the 4320s.

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