Docs Reveal Betsy DeVos Sought Advice On Prosecuting Employees Who Leaked Department Budget Data

The Washington Post reports:

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos asked her department’s Office of Inspector General if grounds existed to prosecute employees who leaked budget data to The Washington Post and unclassified information to Politico, according to an internal department report.

The response: It would be challenging, because the department has “little” written policy or guidance on how employees are supposed to handle information.

“While evaluating the . . . incidents of alleged unauthorized releases of non-public information, we identified challenges to criminal prosecution or taking significant administrative actions against individuals responsible for the release of this type of information,” the report said.