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Trump’s Ambassadors: Financial Disclosures

Nominees for high-level positions have to file financial disclosures and ethics agreements with the Office of Government Ethics. For some reason, the OGE posts these revealing documents for only the highest-paid officials. Ambassadors don’t earn enough to get posted, so their disclosures have to...

Mnuchin Watch

High-level government officials have to file disclosures when they sell, transfer, or buy stock and other securities worth $10,000 or more. On this page I’ll be posting these forms as they’re filed by Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin (estimated worth: $500 million). On...

National Reconnaissance Office: Use of Social Media

National Reconnaissance Office social media documents [PDF \ 62 megs]   What are the policies for using Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and other social media and messaging apps at America’s spy-satellite agency, the National Reconnaissance Office? I filed a Freedom of Information Act request to find...

Deleted Document: Pipeline Repairs

For years, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s website had a policy document about the repair of natural gas pipelines. Now it’s gone. I located a copy in the Wayback Machine’s snapshots of the FERC site and am posting it below. Guidance on Repairs to Interstate...

Presidential Transition Briefings

Most federal agencies are required to prepare documents to help ease presidential transitions. These documents usually deal with the agency’s mission, structure, budget, and future, and they range from a few pages to thousands of pages. I’ve filed Freedom of Information Act requests for...

The Other Animal-Welfare Documents APHIS Deleted

Note: The documents links aren’t working right now. I’ll get them fixed soon and will remove this notice when things are back to normal. >>> They did it again. At the beginning of February, the USDA’s animal-welfare division (APHIS) suddenly deleted tens of thousands...