FOIA Number: USDA-19-0704

News Roundup: The Trump Administration and the Hatch Act

June 14, 2019
Like many norms in the Trump era, the prohibition on federal employees engaging in political activity while at work has been routinely tested by this administration.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications in Light of Hatch Act Guidance

June 10, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Agriculture seeking communications of Director of Communications Tim Murtaugh containing pro-Trump phrases to determine if the OSC's new Hatch Act guidance, which prohibits discussions of impeachment and resistance, also applies to pro-Trump speech.