The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit last week against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office seeking communications between the office and Bloomberg’s gun control group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
The Freedom of Information Law lawsuit seeks to compel the mayor’s office to produce all communications between the Office of the Mayor, the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), and Vice President Joe Biden.
Judicial Watch is also asking the court to force the mayor’s office to produce records of a January 9 meeting attended by MAIG representatives, Biden, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
“We have good reason to suspect that New York taxpayers have been forced to foot the bill for Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-gun group,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “We have records showing that other municipalities also foot part of his anti-gun lobbying efforts. And it is well past time for the public to have a full accounting from Mayor Bloomberg about MAIG taxpayer-funded activities.”
Judicial Watch seems to think that records will show that Bloomberg was using taxpayer dollars to fund the activity of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. It will be a minor miracle if the miniature mayor actually produces the documentation however; they’re roughly as accountable as Eric Holder’s Department of Justice.