Case Number: 18-2419

FBI Headquarters Investigation: Agencies Refusing to Search for Records of Trump Interference to Protect Hotel

March 4, 2019
Three federal agencies appear to be stonewalling our investigation into whether Trump canceled a multibillion-dollar FBI relocation project in order to benefit his D.C. hotel.

No Records and Withheld Records Responses from GSA regarding White House FBI Headquarters Meetings

December 7, 2018
The General Services Administration provided a single letter responding to three separate FOIA requests. The letter states that GSA has no records responsive to American Oversight's FOIA requests for meeting notes, agendas, or other materials related to meetings that took place at the White House regarding the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project on December 20, 2017 or June 15, 2018.  For the meeting that took place in January 2018, GSA claims that any records it has are exempt from release under FOIA.

New Lawsuit Seeks Details of White House, Trump Organization Involvement in FBI Headquarters Decision

October 23, 2018
American Oversight today filed a suite of lawsuits to uncover the role that President Trump and the Trump Organization played in reversing a long-time plan to relocate the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters outside of Washington, DC. In its current location at the J. Edgar Hoover building, FBI headquarters sits a block away from the Trump International Hotel.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ, FBI, OMB, and GSA – White House Meetings Regarding FBI Headquarters

October 23, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against DOJ, FBI, OMB, and GSA seeking records of White House meetings regarding the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project.

FOIA to OMB Seeking June Meeting Notes Regarding the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project

August 30, 2018
FOIA to OMB seeking all meeting notes, agendas, informational material, readouts, and follow-up conversation notes related to the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project from any White House meetings that may have addressed the topic and that took place on or about June 15, 2018, with GSA Administrator Emily Murphy, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray, OMB Deputy Director Russ Vought, White House Counsel Don McGahn, White House Director of Legislative Affairs and Assistant to the President Marc Short, and/or President Donald Trump in attendance.

FOIA to OMB Seeking January Meeting Notes Regarding the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project

August 30, 2018
FOIA to OMB seeking all meeting notes, agendas, informational material, readouts, and follow-up conversation notes related to the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project from any White House meetings both in Chief of Staff John Kelly's office and in the Oval Office that may have addressed the topic and that took place on or about January 24, 2018, with GSA Administrator Emily Murphy, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and/or President Donald Trump in attendance.

FOIA to OMB Seeking December Meeting Notes Regarding the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project

August 30, 2018
FOIA to OMB seeking all meeting notes, agendas, informational material, readouts, and follow-up conversation notes related to the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project from any White House meetings that may have addressed the topic and that took place on or about December 20, 2017, with GSA Administrator Emily Murphy, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, and/or GSA Public Buildings Service Commissioner Daniel Mathews in attendance.

FOIA to GSA Seeking June Meeting Notes Regarding the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project

August 30, 2018
FOIA to GSA seeking all meeting notes, agendas, informational material, readouts, and follow-up conversation notes related to the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project from any White House meetings that may have addressed the topic and that took place on or about June 15, 2018, with GSA Administrator Emily Murphy, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray, OMB Deputy Director Russ Vought, White House Counsel Don McGahn, White House Director of Legislative Affairs and Assistant to the President Marc Short, and/or President Donald Trump in attendance.

FOIA to FOIA to GSA Seeking January Meeting Notes Regarding the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project

August 30, 2018
FOIA to GSA seeking meeting notes, agendas, informational material, readouts, and follow-up conversation notes related to the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project from any White House meetings both in Chief of Staff John Kelly's office and in the Oval Office that may have addressed the topic and that took place on or about January 24, 2018, with GSA Administrator Emily Murphy, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and/or President Donald Trump in attendance.

FOIA to GSA Seeking December Meeting Notes Regarding the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project

August 30, 2018
FOIA to GSA seeking all meeting notes, agendas, informational material, readouts, and follow-up conversation notes related to the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project from any White House meetings that may have addressed the topic and that took place on or about December 20, 2017, with GSA Administrator Emily Murphy, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, and/or GSA Public Buildings Service Commissioner Daniel Mathews in attendance.