Scott Pruitt wins 2017 Golden Padlock

Investigative Reporters and Editors

Investigative Reporters and Editors | Scott Pruitt wins 2017 Golden Padlock

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Torture report must be released, not buried

Open the Government 

OTG: Torture Report Must Be Released, Not Buried |

In a troubling rejection of transparency and accountability, the Trump administration has reportedly begun returning federal agency copies of the Senate Torture Report to Congress. At the request of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), the CIA, the CIA Inspector General, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have all sent their copies to Congress.


Under Trump, inconvenient data is being sidelined

 Washington Post

Under Trump, inconvenient data is being sidelined

Workplace violations, climate, animal welfare and ethics records are less accessible.


Spicer argues that more public disclosure is unnecessary, even harmful

The New York Times

Spicer Argues That More Public Disclosure Is Unnecessary, Even Harmful

The White House defended its less-is-more practices, saying that releasing information on wide topics would impede President Trump’s ability to govern.