Biden admin hit with lawsuit for stonewalling Pete Buttigieg’s government jet records

Jun 15, 2023 | True Patriot News Daily

The Biden administration is facing a lawsuit for allegedly withholding records related to the travel expenses of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. The lawsuit accuses the administration of stonewalling and violating the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which requires government agencies to provide access to public records. The records in question pertain to the use of government jets by Secretary Buttigieg and his staff, including details on the costs and purposes of these trips. Critics argue that transparency and accountability are crucial when it comes to public officials' use of taxpayer-funded resources, and the lawsuit seeks to compel the administration to release the requested information.

The lawsuit against the Biden administration highlights the ongoing tension between government transparency and the protection of sensitive information. While it is essential to safeguard national security and privacy concerns, it is equally important for the public to have access to information about government officials' actions and use of public resources. The outcome of this case may have broader implications for the balance between transparency and accountability in government, as well as for future requests for information under the FOIA.

To learn more about the Judge that banned phones for Biden's Lawsuit, please read this article from Fox News. An excerpt of the article has been copied below: 

A government watchdog group is filing a federal lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), arguing the agency has stonewalled records detailing Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg's use of private government jets.

The group, Americans for Public Trust (APT), said it has repeatedly requested FAA records detailing how often Buttigieg has used the agency's small fleet of jets and the taxpayer costs associated with those flights. But, according to its lawsuit first seen by Fox News Digital, the FAA has improperly delayed producing the records on three separate information requests filed by APT.

“Pete Buttigieg abused taxpayer dollars by using a private jet to fly domestically and internationally,” Caitlin Sutherland, APT's executive director, told Fox News Digital. “It’s been six months since we helped expose Secretary Buttigieg’s trips, but his agency refuses to tell the American people how much they’re on the hook for his extravagant travel arrangements.”