1/ And now for a Freedom of Information pro-tip of the day:
If a government agency is denying your request for a copy of records or internal e-mails or what-have-you, for no apparent logical or legal reason, go make a new FOI request for their staffers' 📅 DAILY CALENDARS. 📅
2/ Yes, you really can make agencies print out and send a day-by-day PDF of each of their employees' Outlook calendars (and they almost always use Outlook). Just make sure to give them a start and end date for the data export.
You would be AMAZED at what you can find in there.
3/ The names of all the people they met with. The subjects of the boardroom and phone and video conferences they held. The weekly project check-ins.
The companies to whom they are planning to sell exclusive access to our public records.
(Ooops, did we say that part out loud?)