Groups see new openings for digging up dirt on Trump
Added 04-20-21 03:58:02pm EST - “Public interest groups determined to stay focused on the Trump administration say they have new openings for unearthing information now that the past government's political appointees have departed.” - Thehill.com
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Public interest groups determined to stay focused on the Trump administration say they have new openings for unearthing information now that the past government’s political appointees have departed.
Various groups that flooded the government with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests say the departures have greased the wheels of various agencies’ public records shops.
Requests ranging from the pandemic response and the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol are moving forward, potentially aiding activists eager to bring new dirt to light.
“I think there's a ton left to understand about what went wrong during the Trump administration and what norms were broken, what ethical violations occurred, and I do think we’ve only scratched the tip of the iceberg,” said Lisa Gilbert with Public Citizen, who organizes the Not Above the Law coalition of more than 100 different interest groups.
And representatives of whistleblowers who spoke out against the Trump administration are optimistic additional witnesses will step forward without the same fears of retaliation.
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