DC Circuit Strikes Down Bid to Hide Records re Donor-provided ‘Staff’

Court orders House to brief whether the Congress, Speaker, and Oversight Committee are immune from public scrutiny

Committee use of donor-provided ‘staff’ to drive “year-long investigation” — apparently (see UPDATE, below) later handed over to plaintiffs’ bar — at issue

See here, here, here, here, here and/or here for the fascinating backstory behind this suit, and the weaponization of a congressional “climate” investigation launched at political opponents.

UPDATE: Sure enough, that ‘congressional investigation’ was then provided to the plaintiffs’ bar which, as Schilling argued, seems to have been involved in arranging for it in the first place (regardless, as he also showed, donor groups boasted of giving money to support it).
“The brief marks the first time that documents obtained through a 14-months-long congressional investigation into Exxon, Chevron, Shell, and BP’s climate disinformation have been cited in a climate accountability lawsuit. It also details new revelations about Shell’s internal knowledge of climate change risks in the 1970s and 80s that were first reported by DeSmog earlier this month. “

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