Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is under scrutiny after a whistleblower in his office alleged that the governor’s staff blocked the release of records related to his taxpayer-funded travel. The whistleblower, whose name has been withheld, wrote in a memo to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that DeSantis’ staff blocked the release of the travel records based on “political considerations.” The memo states that the records were requested by a reporter in December 2020, but were not released for another two months, until “the political atmosphere got worse for the Governor.” The memo also states that the governor’s staff interfered with the release of the records by instructing the agency responsible for the their distribution not to provide them to the reporter. Furthermore, the whistleblower claims that when the reporter asked to speak to someone in the Governor’s Office of Communications, she was told no one was available. The whistleblower alleges that the interference was in violation of the law, as well as the Governor’s own Executive Order, which requires transparency in government. The allegations come at a time when DeSantis is under increased scrutiny over his travel expenses, as well as his response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s unclear if the whistleblower’s allegations are true, as no evidence has been presented to corroborate the claim. However, if these claims are true, it could be seen as a violation of the public’s trust and could lead to further investigations of the Governor. In the meantime, DeSantis and his staff have declined to comment on the allegations. It remains to be seen if the allegations will lead to any further action.