I'm working on a major project with my manager. I've got the impression for a while he is 'keeping me out the loop' - I'm not being told of developments in the project.
I have become concerned as the project is stalling, I don't want him to be able to scapegoat me as the manager and say I haven't done the work. He has instructed me to hold back tasks whilst telling higher up we are doing them. The project generally is stalling due to external reasons which he is looking at and this might explain why he has done this.I'm aware he is in a tricky position.
Recently, I had an email from our partners about a client for the project. I cc'd the contact into an email to him with their suggested next steps (so they could see I'd passed this on, and also requesting a new spreadsheet they mentioned we are now working from which I hadn't been given by my manager).
He's now asked I don't cc any internal or external contacts into emails to him. Two problems with this 1) He could claim I just didn't tell him 2) We work in a small team and these emails are relevant to others i.e. I'm working on some tasks that directly affect them, or one of their clients. I'm wondering if they way around this is to forward on emails (when relevant) to the internal/ external contacts and so avoid ccing. What should I do?