Watchdog group files FOIA lawsuit regarding records of Energy secretary’s consulting business
- February 10, 2022
DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm has been in ethics hot water since assuming her position with the Biden administration.
Sophie Mann, Just the News
A watchdog group on Thursday filed a federal FOIA lawsuit against the Energy Department to obtain records related to the activities of agency Secretary Jennifer Granholm, the subject of numerous ethics complaints since assuming office last year.
The suit was filed by the political ethics watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust.
Protect the Public’s Trust is trying to get ahold of records of conversations pertaining to Granholm and her husband’s role with their consulting firm.
Michael Chamberlain, the director of the watchdog group, says he remains baffled by the lack of transparency from the Energy Department, considering the ethics concerns related to Granholm.
“One would think they would want to be even more transparent about these issues,” he said. But so far we’ve had to resort to litigation to force the transparency the American public deserves.”