CREW requests SBA records on White House interference
- Copies of all calendars and/or other records reflecting meetings Senior White House Counsel Mary Anne Bradfield had from January 20, 2017, to the present;
- Documents reflecting the mission, responsibilities, duties of the Senior White House Counsel position currently held by Ms. Bradfield; and
- All communications between Ms. Bradfield and White House Deputy Chief Staff Rick Dearborn and/or his top aide John Mashburn, from January 20, 2017, to the present.
The requested records would shed light on the role these officials are playing and the extent to which agency decisions are being dictated by the White House through a process divorced or separate from agency heads. Further, at a time when the president is proposing massive cuts to federal agencies and sharply decreasing the federal workforce, there is great public interest in the extent to which the president has bloated federal agencies with political aides dedicated to serving the separate political interests of the White House.
On September 7, 2017, CREW filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on two counts: the improper denial of a fee waiver for filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Read more about our lawsuit here.
2017-3-24 FOIA Request U.S. Small Business Association – White House Adviser
FOIA Production (Documents) 12-7-2017