Gage Skidmore / Flickr Ben Carson...
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Claiming that the records are ‘not in the public interest’, the Department of Housing and Development has once again refused a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request to waive expensive fees in order to obtain HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s travel records. Why? This is the third denial of this FOIA request from the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) organization. 

Given how freely other members of Trump’s Cabinet have been with the usage of extremely expensive taxpayer-funded private jets, you don’t have to be a brain surgeon to realize the taxpayer-funded travel records of a government official are, in fact, in the public interest. Especially amid reports his wife and daughter travel everywhere with him.

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