Trump administration sued for refusing to turn over docs about far-right Bible study group

Aug 23, 2018

By Alex Bollinger

A watchdog organization has filed a lawsuit to get information from the Trump Administration about Bible study sessions that are being held for Cabinet members.

Conservative pastor Ralph Drollinger has been running Capitol Ministries since 2010 with the intent to influence U.S. representatives. In 2015, he expanded his ministry to include the Senate.

Last year, Drollinger bragged about his influence in the Trump Administration, claiming that several cabinet-level officials were attending Bible study meetings. He mentioned Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Environmental Protection Agency director Scott Pruitt, and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, among others.

Drollinger said that it was the first Cabinet-level Bible study group in “at least 100 years.”

For the past nine months, the People for the American Way (PFAW) says that they have been trying to get the Trump Administration to release information about these Bible study meetings under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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