The Biden administration is being sued once again after failing to provide records of ethics waivers.
The Daily Caller reported, The Department of Education “is wrongfully withholding non-exempt agency records” related to ethics laws and waivers granted to political appointees, Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) argued in a lawsuit filed last Friday. The group submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the department in June 2021 seeking records dating back to November 23, 2020 but no documents have been provided.
This is just another example of the Biden Administration failing to remain transparent after vowing to do so.
“The Department of Education has certainly earned a failing grade for their response to this Freedom of Information Act request. With the outsized influence that teachers’ unions, for example, have been able to exert on federal agencies and the fact that several high-ranking ED officials have connections to them, it is vital for the American public to know about any waivers that political appointees have received.” Said Michael Chamberlain, director of Protect the Public’s Trust.
PPT has reportedly filed 19 freedom of information act requests regarding ethics pledges that Biden makes his staffers take. The group alleges that Biden gives certain cabinet members “ethics waivers” that allow them to engage in activities otherwise deemed unethical.
According to the PPT, Biden has doled out at least 60 waivers thus far.