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

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NATIONAL SECURITY ARCHIVE
  • National Security Archive

The Pointless Redaction Award

The Mueller Report

Among the many blacked-out sections of the Mueller Report, a few redactions particularly stood out. The National Security Archive reported that the Justice Department redacted sections of public news stories that the Mueller Report quotes or cites. For example, the report cites a CNN headline as: "[Redacted] Says He Won't Agree to Plea Deal" — but the CNN story is freely available online, and a quick Google search shows that the redacted words are "Roger Stone Associate."

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