Transparency

Search Warrant Shows Trump under Investigation for Possible Espionage Act Violations

The seven-page document includes a brief description of everything the FBI confiscated.

Senate Chairman Presses for Details on Deleted Jan. 6 Texts

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, wants officials to explain what they know about the deletion of texts potentially relevant to ongoing inquiries into the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and why seemingly routine records management directives were ignored.

GovExec Daily: What Happens After The Mar-A-Lago FBI Search?

Federal employment attorney Dan Mayer joins the podcast to discuss records management and what feds need to know.

How the FBI Knew What to Search for at Mar-A-Lago – and Why the Presidential Records Act Is An Essential Tool for the National Archives and Future Historians

A presidential scholar sets the history and context for the battle over President Trump’s official records – and says it isn’t the first records battle between the government and a former president.

Analysis: 3 Ways Governments Can Regain Citizens’ Trust

Transparency, efficiency and accountability are the key ingredients to rebuilding confidence.

DOJ’s New FOIA Guidance Promotes Openness

The new guidelines follow bipartisan calls from lawmakers for updates.

Lawmakers Are Considering Updates to Records Management Legislation

Experts told lawmakers at a Senate hearing on Tuesday that updates to federal records legislation are needed to put the National Archives in charge of presidential records.

Cross-Agency Collaboration Key to FOIA Challenges

Increasing the speed and accuracy of FOIA processing not only benefits an agency’s employees by freeing up their time, but it also builds public trust when government agencies efficiently address citizens' concerns.

The House Oversight Committee Continues Its Probe Into Trump Records

A House committee is asking for more information about records from the Trump administration. One area of focus is missing social media records.

All American Presidents Have Lied – the Question Is Why and When

A political philosopher argues that while all American presidents may lie, those who appear to lie for the public good are often celebrated.

GovExec Daily: Biden's Ethics Promises Remain In-Progress

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the administration's efforts toward long-term change.

The Paywall That Continues to Stand in the Way of Government Transparency

Congress should act now to ensure Americans receive the free and unfettered online access to federal court records they deserve.

Trump Wants the National Archives to Keep His Papers Away from Investigators – Post-Watergate Laws and Executive Orders May not Let Him

Donald Trump’s lawsuit to stop the release to Congress of potentially embarrassing or incriminating documents puts the National Archives in the middle of an old legal conflict.

EPA Directs Employees Not to Talk to the Press

Agency faces criticism of hypocrisy after promising new era of transparency.

Trump, Defying Custom, Hasn’t Given the National Archives Records of His Speeches at Political Rallies

All presidents must deposit transcriptions of their public statements with the National Archives. But in the case of Donald Trump, there's something missing.