by Chris White
April 12, 2017

A conservative legal group is seeking communications from EPA officials who may have used a cell phone encryption app to prevent government oversight.

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request Wednesday to obtain communications from agency employees who allegedly used the encryption app “Signal” to undercut President Donald Trump’s agenda…

Various reports have surfaced showing the EPA’s penchant for hiding internal communications. Conservative legal group Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal), for instance, published a report in 2016 showing agents knowingly shifting certain messages about EPA-related business to non-official email accounts. E&E Legal’s findings, which were obtained through a FOIA request, show the exercise was rampant during the Obama administration.

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