A Wisconsin court has ordered the state Assembly’s election investigation to stop deleting records. Meanwhile, new details have emerged about congressional leaders’ initial response to the Jan. 6 attack.
Records released by the Department of Defense in response to American Oversight’s request for email communications regarding the appointment process of Michael Ellis as general counsel of the National Security Agency.
A Dane County Circuit Court judge ordered the Assembly’s Office of Special Counsel, which is overseeing the partisan investigation of the 2020 election, “not to delete or destroy any record” that could be responsive to American Oversight’s public records requests.
In a recent letter, the Wisconsin Assembly’s office conducting its partisan election review admitted that it “routinely deletes” public records, maintaining — incorrectly — that it is not subject to the state’s public records retention law.
Our fight for records from election reviews isn’t just about transparency — it’s also about exposing the blatantly partisan and dangerously anti-democratic motivations behind those sham investigations.