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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 Antitrust Division Seeking AAG Delrahim’s Resume and Ethics Documents

January 22, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division seeking resumes, ethics waivers or authorizations, and recusal determinations, as well as SF-50s, for Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim.

FOIA to DOJ Antitrust Division Seeking AAG Delrahim’s Calendars

January 22, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division seeking all calendars for Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim.

FOIA to DOJ Antitrust Division Seeking AAG Delrahim’s Text Messages

January 22, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division seeking all text messages sent or received by Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim regarding official agency business.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Records Deemed Non-Responsive to Request for Communications Concerning Judicial Nominations

January 16, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking records that DOJ initially deemed were responsive to a FOIA for communications concerning judicial nominations, which were then deemed non-responsive and not produced.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Any List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees Preferred by Former Justice Kennedy

January 16, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking any list of potential Supreme Court nominees recommended or preferred by former Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Energy Department Agrees to Release Ukraine Documents This Month

January 13, 2020
The administration agreed to search for and release multiple categories of Ukraine-related records to American Oversight, prioritizing any records of Rick Perry’s communications with high-level Ukrainian officials and associates of Rudy Giuliani.

DOI Calendars for Deputy Chiefs of Staff Downey Magallanes and Michael Argo and CoS Scott Hommel

January 10, 2020
This is a response to our request for the calendars of certain political appointees within the Department of the Interior includes the calendars of Deputy Chief of Staff Downey Magallanes from September 2017 through March 2018 and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Michael Argo from November 2017 through May 2018. In August 2018, we received calendars for Chief of Staff Scott Hommel from Jan 30, 2017 - July 2, 2018, and Deputy Secretary and OFAS conference rooms from January 23 - June 5, 2018.

In the Documents: Stephen Miller’s Emails with Top ICE Official

January 6, 2020
Records provide a glimpse of how White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller has used his network of fellow immigration hardliners to advance his policy goals.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

HUD Calendar Entries for Senior Agency Officials and Calendar Invitations to Lynne Patton

December 31, 2019
Records from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reflecting calendar entries and attachments for senior officials at the agency. These records also include invitation entries for Lynne Patton spanning through August 2019.