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Dan Metcalfe, Adjunct Professor of Law, American University

The IRS keeps revealing more instances of lost emails of employees in its tax exempt division. This week's revelation from the House Ways and Means Committee follows Friday's disclosure that a computer crash eliminated thousands of emails from former division chief Lois Lerner. Investigators now say another six division employees had their computers crash. Two Republican lawmakers call on the Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS. Commissioner John Koskinen faces skeptical members of Congress today. Dan Metcalfe is an American University law professor and executive director of the Collaboration on Government Secrecy. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the records management side of this issue.

Tags: IRS , American University , Federal Drive , House Ways and Means Committe , Lois Lerner

Friday - 06/20/2014, 01:22am EDT
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Dan Metcalfe, Adjunct Professor of Law, American University

The Associated Press reports the government is going to unusual lengths to cloak the use of surveillance technology by local police. Rarely has the federal government interfered in local open-records conflicts. But recently, the FBI told a court in Arizona, releasing information about police surveillance would make it harder for the bureau to protect the public from terrorism. Dan Metcalfe is an American University law professor and executive director of the Collaboration on Government Secrecy. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss how often the federal government intervenes in record requests involving non-federal agencies.

Tags: American University , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 11:10am EDT
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Dan Metcalfe, adjunct professor of law at American University

Why can't the government do a better job at Freedom of Information Act requests?

Tags: FOIA , Freedom of Information Act , American University , Collaboration on Government Secrecy

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 09:42am EDT
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