Watchdog sues Interior for Secretary Haaland’s calendar records says largely missing from public

Group says during the two previous administrations secretary’s calendar regularly posted on the department’s website.

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The watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust filed a lawsuit Wednesday in federal court seeking unreleased records of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s schedule and travel log, following indications, the organization said, that “political appointees may be responsible for the lack of transparency.”

The group said that during the last two administrations the secretary’s calendar was regularly posted on the department’s website and that the suit follows a request in May for the information via a Freedom of Information Act request. 

The group also said concerns about political appointees’ possible involvement in the nondisclosure is based on comments by the department’s director of communications.

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