Vice News is suing the FBI. It doesn’t get much more radical than that.
The outlet has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in conjunction with MIT doctoral candidate Ryan Shapiro that demands “the bureau release records related to its curious disclosures, behind-the-scenes actions, and apparent leaks in the days leading up to the U.S. presidential election.”
“Despite subsequent disclosures of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, since its inception, the FBI staunchly maintained it was a purely apolitical entity,” the complaint notes. “However, numerous leading political and news media figures from across the political spectrum explicitly assert the FBI repeatedly and with significant impact affected the outcome of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.”