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Trump’s Latest Lawsuit Hinders Jan. 6 Accountability

On Monday, October 19, 2021, former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit to block the release of records detailing his communications leading up to and during the January 6 attack   Read Full


Beyond Accolades: Garland’s Support for Transparency Should Mark New Era at the DOJ

Attorney General Merrick Garland championed the importance of the Freedom of Information Act in a video message to employees of the Department of Justice’s Office of Information Policy during Sunshine   Read Full


Free Flow of Information Throughout Government Fosters Accountability

Guest Blog by Kathryn Foxhall, veteran reporter on federal health issues. Over the last 25 to 30 years there has been a surge in entities public and private prohibiting employees   Read Full


For Strong Pandemic Responses, Scientific Integrity Safeguards are Essential

Guest blog by Liz Borkowski, Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health, George Washington University. One of the great success stories of the Biden administration’s first months is the fact that more   Read Full


Advocates push Biden for swift action on Accountability 2021 recommendations

Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of the importance of open government and freedom of information is this week, and we are amplifying the recommendations in Accountability 2021 now and in   Read Full


CLC Calls for Biden Administration To Restore Government Accountability Through Ethics Reforms

This blog post from our friends at Campaign Legal Center on Accountability 2021 was originally published here. By Delaney MarscoDecember 2, 2020 Campaign Legal Center (CLC) has joined a nonpartisan coalition,   Read Full


Trump’s COVID-19 infection raises unanswered questions about health, accountability to Americans

Trump’s recent coronavirus diagnosis is calling attention to secrecy surrounding the president’s latest health records. Trump’s medical team refuses to disclose when the president last tested negative for COVID-19, leaving   Read Full


COVID-19 secrecy rampant as agencies clampdown on FOIA

When the coronavirus pandemic swept through the United States earlier this year, the federal government actively worked to curtail the public’s right to information under the Freedom of Information Act   Read Full


New Lawsuit Fights Back Against White House’s COVID-19 Communication Secrecy

Even as the deaths of Americans from COVID-19 climb past 175,000, the Trump administration continues to oppose scientific transparency. After five months of being stonewalled by the Center for Disease   Read Full


Trump Administration Awards $55 Million N95 Masks Contract to Questionable Company

The shortage of N95 masks, vital medical supplies that can help curb the spread of COVID-19, has made headlines due to the pandemic. This time because the Trump administration awarded   Read Full