White House Official Accused of Trying to Hide Communications

A conservative think tank is alleging the White House is skirting transparency laws by allowing President Barack Obama’s science adviser to use a private email account to conduct government business.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has sued the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to produce the work-related emails of its director, John Holdren, that were sent from a private email account and thus hidden from the Freedom of Information Act and archiving laws.

The lawsuit alleges that Holdren used an email account from his former employer Woods Hole Research Center, an environmental advocacy group. Continue>>>