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News Roundup: Transparency and Oversight Are More Important Than Ever

March 27, 2020
During ordinary times, government transparency maintains a functioning democracy. But during the coronavirus outbreak, it can also save lives.

FOIA to OPM Seeking the Resignation Letter or Farewell Email of Former Director Cabaniss

March 24, 2020
FOIA to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) seeking the resignation letter and/or farewell email of former Director Cabaniss in light of reports that Cabaniss may have been pushed out by political appointees looking to ensure political loyalty of government officials.

FOIA to OPM Seeking the Email Communications of Former Director Cabaniss Before His Resignation

March 24, 2020
FOIA to Office of Personnel Management (OPM) seeking the email communications of former Director Cabaniss, in light of reports that he may have been pushed out by political appointees looking to ensure political loyalty of government officials.

FOIA to the DHS Inspector General Seeking Records Underlying am Inspector General’s Report on Detention Centers

March 20, 2020
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) seeking records underlying DHS OIG report OIG-18-67: ICE’s Inspections and Monitoring of Detention Facilities Do Not Lead to Sustained Compliance or Systemic Improvements.

Three Years of American Oversight

March 19, 2020
These are anxious and uncertain times. But as American Oversight marks its third anniversary, our work to expose corruption, self-dealing and other misconduct continues.

Complaint: American Oversight v. FBI – Clinton Email Investigation Leaks to Giuliani During 2016 Campaign

March 9, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for communications — including emails, text messages, and phone logs — between New York Field Office FBI officials and Rudy Giuliani, during the 2016 presidential election. In October 2016, then-director of the FBI James Comey reportedly launched an investigation into potential FBI leaks to Giuliani about an investigation into former Secretary of State and then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email use.

DOL Response to Request for Records Regarding Rule that may Discriminate against LGBTQ Workers

March 9, 2020
Records from the Department of Labor in response to American Oversight's request for communications between DOL officials and anti-LGBTQ groups to determine whether these groups influenced DOL’s recently-proposed rule allowing federal contractors to cite religious defenses if accused of discriminatory employment practices.

News Roundup: Rising Coronavirus Fears and Sinking Public Trust

March 6, 2020
The uncertainty and fear surrounding the coronavirus have laid bare the deadly consequences of President Donald Trump’s demand for obsequious loyalty and a refusal to take responsibility for mistakes.

FOIA to State Seeking Communications of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Levant Affairs Regarding the Withholding of Aid to Lebanon

March 5, 2020
FOIA to the Department of State seeking communications and calendars of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Levant Affairs in light of the withholding of military and economic assistance to Lebanon.

FOIA to USAID Seeking Communications of Assistant Administrator of the Middle East Bureau Regarding the Withholding of Aid to Lebanon

March 5, 2020
FOIA to U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeking communications and calendars of Assistant Administrator of the Middle East Bureau in light of the withholding of military and economic assistance to Lebanon.