Dunlap said after the commission was disbanded that he was more determined than ever to get the information he believed he was entitled to.Meanwhile, the Huffington Post reports that the ACLU filed an emergency motion in federal court to stop the commission from transferring data to the federal Department of Homeland Security, which the Trump administration had suggested would now take up the pretend investigation into the make-believe problem. However, Justice Department attorneys now say that the commission will not turn over voter data to other agencies, so this particular circus may have closed up its tent. The legal trouble, however, will continue, as a number of other entities have pending lawsuits seeking internal documents.
“Perhaps the only surprising aspect of the Department of Justice response is their rich blend of arrogance and contempt for the rule of law,” Dunlap said in a statement Saturday. “It is unthinkable, unconscionable, and un-American that the administration would engage in actions that demonstrate such a flagrant disregard for a court ruling and the rule of law.”
“I think my access—and the access to the information by the rest of the now-former members of the commission—is more critical than ever,” he added. “The government cannot cloak major undertakings in changes to public policy in total secrecy without any public scrutiny or accountability.”