Case Number: 17-2093

Emails Show Political Interference with FOIA and Resistance to Transparency at HUD

August 14, 2018
Documents obtained by American Oversight show that Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials circumvented standard Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) policies to deal with politically-sensitive requests related to the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and complained about inquiries from members of Congress.

HUD Emails Regarding the Handling of FOIA Requests

May 14, 2018
HUD records of communications sent or received by political appointees or SES staff regarding FOIA requests. The documents are largely Congressional communications about the FOIA process.

HUD Records of Carson Decision Memos

March 19, 2018
Documents from the Department of Housing and Urban Development related to American Oversight's FOIA request for decision memos signed by Secretary Ben Carson. This is the second production of documents HUD has released in response to this FOIA.

Inside the Documents: Ben Carson Jr’s HUD Emails

February 16, 2018
The documents we obtained revealed how Ben Jr. used his special access to play matchmaker between his business contacts in the city and his powerful father.

New HUD Emails Show Secretary Ben Carson’s Son Taking Role at Agency

February 1, 2018
Emails and other documents uncovered by American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) show that Secretary Ben Carson's son, Ben Carson Jr., has been using his influence at the agency to connect business associates with senior government officials.

HUD Records Relating to Ben Carson Jr

February 1, 2018
Documents from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) related to the role of Secretary Carson's son, Ben Carson Jr., at the department and his participation in a listening tour event in Baltimore.

HUD Records of Communications with Fred Trump III

December 15, 2017
Documents from HUD in response to our FOIA request for communications between selected HUD officials and Fred Trump III or anyone acting on his behalf or on behalf of Colliers International, and meetings or meeting invitations including selected HUD officials and Fred Trump III or anyone acting on his behalf or on behalf of Colliers International.

New Lawsuit Seeks Answers about Ben Carson’s Management of HUD

October 10, 2017
Is Secretary Ben Carson using his position at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide special access to his own son and a relative of President Trump? American Oversight is going to court to get answers.

FOIA Request to HUD Regarding Ben Carson Jr. and Interprise Partners

August 25, 2017
FOIA request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development regarding Ben Carson's involvement and meetings seeking all relevant communications related to his visits and Interprise Partners.