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FOIA News: Daily Dot FOIA'd Every Trump Cabinet Member’s Travel Records

FOIA News (2017)Kevin SchmidtComment

We FOIA’d every Trump Cabinet member’s travel records—here’s what we got back

By Ellen Loanes, Daily Dot, Nov. 1, 2017

In the interest of transparency, the Daily Dot has requested the travel records for all military and private chartered travel request for all Cabinet secretaries through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A request for the travel records of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who travels on a government plane, is currently in the works.

Thus far, the Daily Dot has received records from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, as well as a statement from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) claiming that no records exist related to Secretary Ben Carson’s military or private charter air travel. The Daily Dot has requested information related to his commercial travel as well, but we have not yet received any response to that request. You can see the documents we have received below:

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