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News Roundup: Fiona Hill’s Warnings, Nikki Haley’s Emails, and Matt Bevin’s Stay at Trump’s Hotel

November 22, 2019
As we wait for the State Department to produce documents in our lawsuit for Ukraine-related records (Friday is their deadline), plenty has happened on Capitol Hill.
(Photo: Brookings Institution)

Nikki Haley Sent Classified Emails on an Unclassified Email System

November 21, 2019
Documents obtained by American Oversight suggest that Haley used her less-secure, unclassified email for communications about a 2017 North Korean missile launch because she had forgotten the password for her classified email system.

The Trump Administration’s Questionable Email Practices

November 21, 2019
From Nikki Haley’s use of a non-classified email system for classified communications to the extensive use of personal email accounts for official business on the part of White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and former VA Secretary David Shulkin, the Trump administration has supplied numerous examples of officials who seem to have forgotten that the rules apply to them, too.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking External Communications With Personal Attorneys of President Trump

November 20, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking external communications between senior DOJ officials and personal attorneys of President Trump.

Former DOJ Civil Rights Official Acknowledges He Made Incorrect Statement in Sworn Declaration

November 19, 2019
Former Justice Department official John Gore is being forced to revise past statements he made about emails he sent about official business from a personal account.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records Regarding Federal Spending at Trump Properties

November 19, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records regarding federal spending at Trump properties, including any guidance issued regarding use of Trump properties for official business, as well as any expenses paid to Trump properties.

News Roundup: Impeachment Inquiry Goes Public

November 15, 2019
The latest on the impeachment inquiry, plus more on our investigations into Pompeo's political ambitions and threats to voting rights at the state level.

The Latest in Our Lawsuit to Force the VA to Recover Shulkin’s Emails Sent Using Personal Account

November 15, 2019
A federal judge declined to grant the government’s motion to dismiss American Oversight’s lawsuit against the VA for failing to recover the former secretary’s official emails sent from personal accounts.
Former VA Secretary David Shulkin

No Records Response from ICE for Media Stored on El Paso Processing Center Employee Phones

November 13, 2019
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stated it had no records in response to our request for photographs, videos, or audio recordings captured between February 26, 2019 and March 12, 2019 and stored on El Paso Processing Center employee phones

NRR from DOD for Communications Sent to or Received by Any of Jared Kushner’s Non-Governmental Emails

November 12, 2019
The Department of Defense stated it had no records in response to American Oversight's request for communications between select Defense officials and any of Jared Kushner's non-governmental email addresses.