Friday, May 23, 2014

Clinton Library Has 22,000 Pages on HRC's Chad Griffin

Way before he was designated the gay Rosa Parks by New York Times reporter Jo Becker in her book "Forcing the Spring", Chad Griffin back in the early days of the Bill Clinton White House administration worked in the public affairs for two years.

He now serves as president of the Human Rights Campaign and I think we need to sunshine more of his past, so I filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas, for copies of any and all records related to his work at the White House.

The library replied recently and said they possess 22,812 pages of materials related to Griffin. Quite a high number, so I've chatted over the phone with a FOIA staffer at the library about obtaining only records of substance and not paying for copies of irrelevant emails or news clippings merely passed along by Griffin to White House colleagues.

I should know by the end of next week how many of those thousands of materials are substantive and worth paying for copies of, and once I get that info there are still a half dozen or so other steps the library has to go through before anything is released to me.

Stay tuned for updates.

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