Documents ‘raise more questions’ About DOI Lawyer Who Sought Ethics Waiver

Documents released as the result of litigation over a Freedom of Information Act request show a former Department of the Interior nominee sought an ethics waiver to work with former clients involved in litigation against the Department.

Caleb Lombardo, Interior Newswire

Documents released as the result of litigation over a Freedom of Information Act request show a former Department of the Interior nominee sought an ethics waiver to work with former clients involved in litigation against the Department. 

Michael Chamberlain, Director of Protect Public Trust, a government watchdog, said, “The Biden Administration is touting itself as the most ethical in history, but the Department of the Interior certainly doesn’t appear to have gotten that message. From the beginning of this administration they’ve been acting as if they have something to hide and, with the documents EPA was able to obtain after filing suit, it appears they probably do. This sparks the question of what else is going on that the public should be concerned about?”

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