The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired a top consultant to investigate the agency’s employees who criticize the Trump administration.
Allan Blutstein, a vice president at the opposition research firm Definers Public Affairs, reportedly filed dozens of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the agency over the past year to find dirt on agency employees who criticized the EPA or the Trump administration while on the clock, the New York Times revealed.
“I wondered if they were emailing critical things about the agency on government time and how frequently they were corresponding about this,” Blutstein told the Times in an interview. “And did they do anything that would be useful for Republicans.”
Blutstein added that he specifically looked into government employees who were members of the “resistance.”