Jason Chaffetz to Justice Department FOIA Officer: "You Live In La-La Land"

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The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hears from Melanie Anne Pustay, who heads the Justice Department's Office of Information Policy.



REP. JASON CHAFFETZ: Are you kidding me? The Department of Justice gives themselves a five out of five on proactive disclosure. Do you really think anybody in the world believes the Dept. of Justice is at the top of their game, they've got an A+. Five for five?

MELANIE PUSTAY, JUSTICE DEPT.: Yes I absolutely do.

CHAFFETZ: You live in la-la-land. You live in a fantasy land because it ain't working. I'm sure you're a very nice person, and I'm sure most of the people are very nice people. It ain't working.

550,000 times Americans put forward requests, and got a rejection saying it doesn't qualify. Do you think that is working? Do you think that is presumption of openness? Do you think that is proactive disclosure?

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