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Was once a republican. long long ago, in a far, far away place. I apologize.

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White House Redacts Meeting Minutes on the Presidential Transition

From http://Govexec.com

White House Redacts Meeting Minutes on the Presidential Transition

“If there’s anything that needs to be redacted that’s a sign that there’s something that shouldn’t be going on,” said New York University’s Paul Light.

COURTNEY BUBLÉ | JULY 21, 2020 03:45 PM ET

The Trump administration has redacted the meeting minutes pertaining to its presidential transition activities, which are required by law, raising concerns from former officials and experts.

As the November election approaches, the Trump administration must adhere to various legal requirements to ensure a smooth and peaceful transition of power if the president is not reelected. Under the 2015 Presidential Transitions Improvement Act, which amended the 1963 Presidential Transition Act, the president must establish a White House coordinating committee and council of agency transition directors six months prior to the election. In its guidance in April on how agencies should be preparing, the Office of Management and Budget noted that the latter council would meet on May 27.

Government Executive submitted a request for the meeting minutes under the Freedom of Information Act and on Friday received a response that was almost entirely redacted. The text under sections titled “Key discussion items from the meeting” and “Key action items from the meeting” was completely blacked out.


Robert Shea, a principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector and former senior OMB official, was surprised.
“I can’t see anything … that’s not in the public interest and that’s worthy of redacting,” he told Government Executive on Monday. “I’m trying to rack my brain as to what would be so secretive that redactions were required. The members of that meeting ought to be public, the general planning on what’s allowed and what’s required under the new law shouldn't be confidential in my view. So yeah, it does surprise me.”


Secret planning?

Suspect killed in deputy-involved shooting after mask fight

Source: ABC 12 , Flint, Michigan

DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) - One man has died following an incident that began at a Quality Dairy located at 7120 Lansing Road in Dimondale around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Michigan State Police said a masked man from Lansing, 77, and an unmasked man from Grand Ledge, Sean Ruis, 43, got into an altercation regarding wearing masks.

Police said the customer, Ruis, who was not wearing a mask was refused service by the store.

MSP said Ruis pulled out a knife and stabbed the 77-year-old Lansing man and then fled the scene from in a car.

(more at link)

Read more: https://www.abc12.com/2020/07/14/update-fight-over-masks-leads-to-stabbing-shooting-death/

Delta Township is near Lansing, Michigan.

An unmasked guy in a store is asked to leave-

A guy pulls out a knife and stabs the 77-year old masked customer standing there.

What is this country coming to?

More at link.
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