Federal agency hiding whether judge watched pornography on taxpayers’ dime
- October 19, 2022
Gabe Kaminsky, Washington Examiner
A federal agency is concealing whether a judge spent time at work browsing pornography after a conservative watchdog group requested the government hand over proof, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner.
In May, the commission issued a so-called Glomar denial, telling AAF it can “neither confirm nor deny the existence” of the sought records, documents show. The commission admitted it “located one record” responsive to AAF’s request but claimed it involved “personal privacy protections,” according to emails.
“If agencies are allowed to interpret certain exemptions to FOIA, specifically those related to personnel matters, too broadly they could effectively prevent the public from holding any officials accountable for misconduct,” Chamberlain told the Washington Examiner.