Ethics watchdog SUES the Department of Transportation for refusing to hand over documents on whether taxpayer resources were used to facilitate or promote Pete Buttigieg’s documentary Mayor Pete
- April 7, 2022
Morgan Phillips, Daily Mail
Ethics watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) filed a lawsuit against the Department of Transportation (DOT) for refusing to respond to their request for documents related to whether taxpayer money was used to produce ‘Mayor Pete,’ a documentary profiling the DOT secretary currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
The watchdog claimed that the release of the documentary during Buttigieg’s time at the helm of DOT rose questions about whether any officials in the department ‘improperly used official time and resources to facilitate or promote the film highlighting the Secretary.’