SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania — Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is in the process of filing a lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James for allegedly leaking to the press a list of donors to her nonprofit Stand for America.
Last week Haley released the findings of the New York Freedom of Information Act request she filed late last month with James’s office.
Haley’s team requested records of all Freedom of Information Act requests about Stand for America from Jan. 1, 2019, to the present. James’ office responded, “Please be advised that the Office of the Attorney General has conducted a diligent search and has located no records that respond to your request.”
The attorney general’s answer raises more questions than answers and leaves open the possibility that the attorney general’s office illegally sent donor data or emailed it via unofficial emails, then leaked it to Documented, the watchdog group that gave Haley’s donor list to Politico.
Last Tuesday, Haley sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding that the Department of Justice investigate the illegal delivery, receipt and public disclosure of a list of the identities of donors to Stand for America.