The US Postal Service released Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s daily calendar in response to a lawsuit on Tuesday but all of the information was redacted, HuffPost reports.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demanded DeJoy turn over his calendar four months ago during a House hearing on USPS changes he had ordered that led to a nationwide mail slowdown. The agency finally released his calendar on Tuesday in response to a public records lawsuit by the watchdog group American Oversight.
The group published images of the calendar on Twitter, showing that it was “almost entirely redacted.”
"Shrouding his calendar in secrecy likely violates the letter of the law, and certainly violates its spirit," Austin Evers, executive director of American Oversight, told HuffPost. "DeJoy works for the public, but you wouldn't know it from his calendar. Even in the Trump era, this is an extraordinary level of obfuscation."
"Yeaaaah that's not gonna work," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response to the redacted calendar.
The House Oversight Committee issued a subpoena for his calendar in September.
Ocasio-Cortez grilled DeJoy at the hearing over whether the calendar was subject to the Freedom of Information Act and whether his staff had deleted anything from the calendar. DeJoy denied that anything was deleted.
The hearing came after DeJoy was accused of slowing down the mail with new rules he implemented after his appointment in May.
DeJoy sticking around:
Unlike other Trump appointees, DeJoy will likely remain at the head of the USPS after President-elect Joe Biden takes office since the president does not have the authority to remove a postmaster general.
With the election over, DeJoy has resumed the changes that led to the slowdown in the first place.
“Haul louis dejoy in front of a criminal grand jury for his postal sabotage and subversion of our elections,” Rep Bill Pascrell demanded on Tuesday.