In this week’s FOIA roundup, the Navy Times investigates the jet that drew a giant penis over Washington state, text messages indicate that Michigan Representative Larry Inman sought campaign contributions in exchange for his vote, and records reveal that West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has been largely absent from his legislative responsibilities.
In response to a FOIA request by Taylor Scott Amarel, the Federal Communications Commission has released nearly two year’s worth of Chairman Ajit Pai’s calendar. That’s a lot of entries to look over, which is why we’re asking for your help.
Smart FOIA requests recently have shown how a government immigration complaint database has channelled fear and paranoia, helped a reporter see which journalists and activists get under a politician’s skin, and helped dig into how Trump officials are spending their time. Plus a new audit finds mix news out of Illinois.