Media FOIA Requests to EPA Spiked After Trump Election, Data Reveal

The number of Freedom of Information Act requests the Environmental Protection Agency received from mainstream outlets such as the New York Times and Washington Post spiked immediately after Republican President Donald Trump took office, according to a Free Beacon analysis of FOIA requests by the media from 2013 to the present.

New York Times Adds Large Correction to Front-Page Story on Scott Pruitt

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

The New York Times over the weekend issued a lengthy correction to a front-page story on Environmental Protection Agency officials claiming that Scott Pruitt, the EPA’s administrator, used his position to solicit favors to admit that one of the incidents cited did not actually happen while he was with the agency.

EPA ‘Whistleblower’ Had Run-Ins With Law Enforcement, Other Background-Check Red Flags

Donald Trump and Kevin Chmielewski

A former Trump campaign personal assistant turned Environmental Protection Agency whistleblower repeatedly cited by Democrats has a long history of run-ins with law enforcement, including a warning from a Secret Service detail, debt problems and other red flags that could have sunk his mandatory background check, legal experts say.