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FOIA News: GOP Governors Use FOIA Against CFPB

FOIA News (2017)Ryan MulveyComment

Republican governors serve CFPB director with FOIA demands

Joe Mont, Compliance Week, Aug. 16, 2017

Turning up the heat on Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Republican governors have served him with another Freedom of Information Act Request.

On Aug. 15, the Republican Governors Association filed their second FOIA for records related to Cordray’s “potential violation of the Hatch Act while exploring a run for Ohio Governor.”

The request, they say, “ follows revelations that Mr. Cordray actively discussed the Ohio governor’s race with the chairman of the Hamilton County Democratic Party.” The initial FOIA request, on Aug. 1, FOIA follows one the RGA submitted on Aug. 1, requested information and communication relating to Cordray’s activity surrounding a potential run.

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