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The Trump Administration’s Escalating Tension with Iran

January 7, 2020
From the decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement in May 2018 to the killing of a top Iranian commander in the first days of 2020, tensions between the United States and Iran have increased significantly. American Oversight has launched an investigation to shed light on the Trump administration’s management of foreign policy decisions regarding Iran.

NRR from FEMA Regarding the Impact of the Partial Government Shutdown on Agency Operations and Research

December 19, 2019
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) stated that it had no documents responsive to American Oversight's request for records related to the impact of the partial government shutdown on agency operations, scientific research, and public safety programs.

Lawsuit over Administration’s Unlawful Seizure of Trump-Putin Meeting Notes Moves Forward

December 11, 2019
A federal judge rejected the government’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the administration had committed a serious violation of federal records laws after a 2017 meeting between Trump and Putin.

How ‘Sharpiegate’ Turned a Simple Misunderstanding into a Media Frenzy — and Headache for NOAA Employees

November 14, 2019
Newly released public documents related to Hurricane Dorian show how an apparent misunderstanding spiraled into the politicization of basic government functions.

NOAA Communications Regarding Trump Hotels During Hurricane Dorian

November 6, 2019
Communications from the National Hurricane Center at the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) seeking any communications with the White House regarding the President's privately-owned hotels and resorts in South Florida during Hurricane Dorian.

DOJ Records Regarding White House Responses to Pipe Bombs

October 30, 2019
Department of Justice records in response to American Oversight's request for all final talking points prepared or sent by DOJ or the FBI from the White House, concerning the pipe bombs mailed to prominent individuals, including Democratic officials and former officials, in October 2018. The initial FOIA request from American Oversight also asked for any talking points from the White House concerning the October 27, 2018 mass shooting attack at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

FOIA to NHC Seeking Communications Regarding Trump Hotels During Hurricane Dorian

October 25, 2019
A FOIA to the National Hurricane Center at the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) seeking any communications with the White House regarding the President’s privately-owned hotels and resorts in South Florida during Hurricane Dorian.

USGS Records Regarding the Impact of the 2019 Government Shutdown

October 11, 2019
Records from the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey regarding the impacts of the federal government shutdown that lasted from December 2018 until January 2019. 

FOIA to CBP Seeking Communications Related to Public Statements about Bahamian Refugees from Hurricane Dorian

October 10, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Customs and Border Protection seeking communications about public statements made by the president about Bahamian refugees from Hurricane Dorian.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Communications Related to Transport of Bahamian Refugees from Hurricane Dorian

October 10, 2019
FOIA to CBP seeking communications with Caribbean cruise ship companies related to transport and immigration processing of Bahamian refugees from Hurricane Dorian.