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FOIA News: Thoughts on Trump and FOIA

FOIA News (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Transparency And FOIA In The Age Of Trump

Here's to hoping it won't be a total eclipse from the start

By Scott A, Leadingham, Quill, Feb. 23, 2017

What does the Trump administration mean for freedom of information, public records, and general government accountability and transparency? Maybe the news media should shy away from the prediction business based on the not-too-stellar record of poll watching in 2016. No matter who is president, there’s an ever-increasing need for vigilance from journalists to safeguard the values of government transparency and openness underscored by the Freedom of Information Act and all public records laws.

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