Nonprofit Is Suing Ben Carson’s HUD for ‘Dodging’ Record Requests About White House Bible Study

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Since taking office, President Donald Trump’s cabinet has engaged in weekly Bible studies. According to CBN News, Capitol Ministries founder Ralph Drollinger, who leads studies at the U.S. House and Senate, also leads them at the White House.

CBN News reported that attendees include Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

However, on Thursday, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a lawsuit against Secretary Ben Carson’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The state/church watchdog claimed HUD repeatedly denied fee waivers on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests “where disclosure of the requested documents is likely to cast the agency or HUD Secretary Ben Carson in a negative light.” – READ MORE

Trump held a cabinet meeting today at the White House with his senior staff in attendance.  The president spoke about the imminent passage of tax reform for the GOP and his new foreign policy.  Before the meeting, Trump asked Ben Carson to say a prayer. Trump also had a message for the media built in.

Trump said “I’m going to ask Ben Carson to pray,” before gesturing to the media in the room, saying, “You can stay if you want to because you need the prayer more than I do, I think.”

Trump continued “Maybe a good solid prayer and they’ll be honest. Ben is that possible?”. – READ MORE

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