White House Directive on Congressional Oversight Requests Classified as “Presidential Record,” Not Subject to Disclosure under the FOIA

A report published earlier this month by the General Services Administration (“GSA”) Inspector General (“IG”) provides new and illuminating, as well as concerning, details about the White House’s directives to agencies for responding to congressional oversight requests from Democratic legislators and other individual members of Congress.  The IG report confirms […]

The Twitter Presidency: Records, Ethics, and Legal Implications (a Series)

At Cause of Action Institute, we work to ensure that the government follows the laws, rules, and standards that apply to it. This is one post in a series addressing various legal implications of the use of social media platforms by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and their respective staffs. […]

The Twitter Presidency: Records, Ethics, and Legal Implications (a Series)

President Donald Trump has harnessed the power of social media, particularly via Twitter using his @realDonaldTrump account, in a way not contemplated by traditional political and policy strategies. For the first time in history, a president not only has the means to communicate to the public directly, unfiltered, and in […]