The Maine member of President Trump’s voter fraud commission has written a pointed letter to its executive director, demanding he be given documents and kept informed about the group’s activities and charging that there is “a vacuum of information.” Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, one of four Democrats on the 12-person commission, sent the letter Tuesday after learning from a reporter that a commission staffer had been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. Dunlap said he had not only not known ahead of time about the arrest last week of researcher Ronald Williams II but he was not even aware he had been hired – or that the commission had any staff members apart from its executive director, Andrew Kossack. Williams, whose employment has been terminated, faces 11 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography, officials told The Washington Post.
“It is rather frustrating to me as a Commissioner that intelligence of this development was presented to me in the form of a text message from a journalist,” Dunlap wrote.
Dunlap charged that he and other commissioners are being kept in the dark about ongoing policy development and actions, said he has “received utterly no information or updates” of any kind since the commission’s last meeting Sept. 12 and does not know whether another meeting was planned.