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Secrecy and Suspicion Surround Trump's Deregulation Teams

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The Times and ProPublica identify more possible conflicts among appointees, as Democrats in Congress demand greater transparency from the White House. "The Trump administration has stacked the teams with political appointees. A full vetting of industry connections has been difficult because some agencies have declined to provide information about the appointees — not even their names. In a letter to the White House, the lawmakers suggested that withholding names could violate the Freedom of Information Act. These  'Task Forces must have an effective and transparent guard against conflicts of interest, especially those in which industry lobbyists seek to overturn environmental and health protections for financial gain; it appears,” “that the current Task Forces are already failing on this front, and instead are actively hiding their members and their meetings from public view.'”

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