"Cummings Demands EPA Subpoena For Pruitt’s Public Records Policy"

"The top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee is pressing Chairman Trey Gowdy to subpoena EPA and force the agency to release information about how Scott Pruitt's aides scrutinized politically sensitive documents before releasing them.

That demand comes after POLITICO reported in May that that political appointees screened releases related to Pruitt as the agency struggled to keep up with a surge of document requests that led to a massive spike in transparency lawsuits.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the committee's ranking member, said in a letter to Gowdy there was enough evidence that former EPA chief's political aides clamped down on politically sensitive public records requests and delayed the release of others to justify a subpoena for agency records."

Anthony Adragna and Alex Guillén report for Politico July 13, 2018.


"EPA Aide: Scrutiny Of ‘Politically Charged’ Records Requests" (AP)

"Top Dem: EPA Slowed ‘Politically Charged’ FOIA Requests" (The Hill)

Source: Politico, 07/16/2018