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Sun May 6, 2018, 12:47 PM

EPA clamps down on document requests linked to Pruitt

Source: Politico



This does look like the most burdensome review process that I’ve seen documented,’ one public records expert says.

By ALEX GUILLÉN 05/06/2018 06:48 AM EDT

Top aides to Scott Pruitt at the EPA are screening public records requests related to the embattled administrator, slowing the flow of information released under the Freedom of Information Act — at times beyond what the law allows.

Internal emails obtained by POLITICO show that Pruitt's political appointees reviewed documents collected for most or all FOIA requests regarding his activities, even as he’s drawn scrutiny for his use of first-class flights and undisclosed dealings with lobbyists.

While past administrations have given similar heads-ups to political aides for certain records requests, FOIA experts say this high-level vetting at EPA appears to have increased compared with the Obama era.

"This does look like the most burdensome review process that I've seen documented," said Nate Jones, director of the FOIA Project at George Washington University's National Security Archive.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/06/pruitt-epa-document-requests-570289

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Reply EPA clamps down on document requests linked to Pruitt (Original post)
DonViejo May 2018 OP
TeamPooka May 2018 #1
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:54 PM

1. it's cover up time!

This is the DU member formerly known as TeamPooka.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:55 PM

2. The longer he Doesn't get fired

 

The longer he hurts Republicans for the midterms.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 01:01 PM

3. Pruitt sure spends a helluva lot of time hiding things

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 02:42 PM

4. Remember how the Reich howled...

...about Obama and his keeping secrets and destroying information? That "Obama) spent over a million dollars to keep his records and his past sealed?" That "Obama is the) First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records"?

And now we have Pruitt. Brought to you by a traitor who has never released his tax records or an honest health report.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 04:55 PM

5. Yet more obstruction....

from the guy who said he'd have the most transparent administration ever! Yeah, right, Donnie Dullard.

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