DHS called FOIA vetting ‘bananas’ – Jennifer Epstein and MJ Lee –

Ahead of a congressional hearing this week on whether senior political appointees at the Department of Homeland Security have blocked the release of some documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act, a series of newly uncensored emails indicates that some staffers complained for months of internal “meddling” by Obama-appointed officials.

Obtained by The Associated Press, the emails describe “crazy” and “bananas!” political reviews of document requests, and “constant stonewalling” as files went to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s political staff as part of the pre-release vetting process.