A Republican research group has requested the emails of E.P.A. employees critical of the agency. Now the E.P.A. has hired an affiliated company.
A top executive has submitted at least 40 Freedom of Information Act requests targeting employees known to be questioning management at the E.P.A.
The administration’s refusal to turn over the names of people who met with the president at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s private club, escalates a legal battle.