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American Oversight Is Investigating Impeachment Adviser Pam Bondi’s Communications with State Department Official

January 27, 2020
While significant attention was given to Bondi’s hiring in November, little to nothing has been said about the hiring of her former aide as the State Department’s White House liaison.
Pam Bondi on Nov. 27

PI Motion: American Federation of Government Employees and AFGE Local 2578 v. OSC — Federal Employee Free Speech Rights

January 24, 2020
Motion for preliminary injunction filed by the American Federation of Government Employees and AFGE Local 2578 asking a federal court to immediately suspend controversial guidance issued by the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) in late 2018 that has effectively barred federal workers from expressing views about the impeachment of President Donald Trump while at work. AFGE is represented by the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP and American Oversight.

News Roundup: Evidence of Obstruction

January 24, 2020
We uncovered emails revealing new details about the Ukraine scandal, and the next day, they were on the Senate floor in the impeachment trial.
Representative Jason Crow holds up a heavily-redacted email from the Office of Management and Budget during the Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday

FOIA to DOJ for Records of Visits by Personal Attorneys and Other Specific Individuals

January 23, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for records reflecting visits, such as visitor logs or security staff emails, made by Rudy Giuliani, Victoria Toensing, Joseph DiGenova, Lev Parnas, and other specific individuals at two DOJ locations.

OMB Releases 192 Pages of Ukraine Records to American Oversight

January 22, 2020
At 11:58 p.m. on Jan. 21, minutes before the deadline, the OMB released Ukraine-related documents, including records that have not been produced to Congress in its impeachment investigation.

OMB Records Related to Ukraine Assistance Funding

January 22, 2020
Records from the Office of Management and Budget in response to American Oversight’s request for directives and communications that may relate to any effort to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate one of President Trump’s political opponents as part of an effort to give the president an electoral advantage.

FOIA to EPA Seeking Emails with White House Regarding California

January 22, 2020
FOIA request to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking emails between senior EPA officials and the White House regarding the state of California, localities within California, and California public officials.

News Roundup: The Evidence Continues to Mount

January 17, 2020
No matter how much the administration stonewalls, new evidence in the Ukraine investigation continues to emerge. 

FOIA to State Seeking an Email Chain from January 2019 Regarding Giuliani’s Efforts to Secure a Visa for Viktor Shokin

January 17, 2020
FOIA to the Department of State seeking a complete email chain from January 2019 referenced in Deputy Assistant Secretary Kent’s October 19 testimony regarding Mr. Giuliani’s efforts to secure a visa for former Ukrainian prosecutor general Shokin. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on whether and to what extent the political interests of the president have influenced the administration’s policies overseas.

FOIA to State Seeking Communications About Rudy Giuliani’s Effort to Secure a Visa for Viktor Shokin

January 17, 2020
FOIA to the Department of State seeking all records reflecting communications of senior State Department officials regarding Rudy Giuliani’s effort to secure a visa for former corrupt prosecutor general of Ukraine, Viktor Shokin. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on whether and to what extent the political interests of the president have influenced the administration’s policies overseas.