Case Number: 18-2463

More Examples of Personal Email Use and Heavy-Handed Outside Influence at the VA

August 13, 2019
New documents provide further examples of the influence that outside groups and individuals — including three members of Mar-a-Lago resort — have exerted on the nation’s veterans policy.

VA Records Regarding Concerned Veterans of America

July 8, 2019
Veterans Affairs documents in response to our FOIA request seeking records related to Concerned Veterans for America.

Documents Reveal Extent of Koch-Funded VA Privatization Group’s Influence

June 4, 2019
The high-level influence within the Trump administration of the Koch-funded Concerned Veterans for America — which pushes for privatization of the VA — is evident in hundreds of pages of public records.

No Records Response from OEHRM for Communications with Outside Influences on the Agency

May 31, 2019
No records response from the Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM) regarding outside influence on the agency. (VA-18-0298, VA-18-0299)

News Roundup: Investigating State-Level Threats to Democracy

May 17, 2019
With so much attention trained on tackling federal misconduct in the Trump administration, corruption at the state and local levels has flourished and often gone unchecked.

Top VA Officials Used Personal Email to Communicate with Mar-a-Lago Members

May 14, 2019
American Oversight is demanding that the Department of Veterans Affairs recover former Secretary David Shulkin’s personal emails with Trump associates who have exerted high-profile influence on the nation’s veteran policy.

American Oversight Letter to VA Secretary Regarding Personal Email Use

May 14, 2019
American Oversight sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilke asking him to uncover records after American Oversight records found that senior VA officials, including former Secretary David Shulkin, used personal electronic messaging accounts to communicate with private individuals, including associates of the president to discuss agency business and appear to have failed to follow proper procedures for transferring those records to agency custody.

Complaint: American Oversight v. VA and DOD – Mar-a-Lago Crowd Influence

October 25, 2018
Lawsuit seeking records from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense regarding the role that three members of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club may have had in shaping policy decisions.

FOIA to VA Seeking Communications with Concerned Veterans for America

August 23, 2018
FOIA to VA seeking communications with outside entities to shed light on whether or not Concerned Veterans for America is having on wide-ranging policy discussions that affect millions of Americans, as well as influence of private individuals with connections to the president on federal government actions and policies.

FOIA to DOD Seeking Communications with or Regarding Concerned Veterans for America

August 23, 2018
FOIA to DOD seeking communications with or regarding Concerned Veterans for America to shed light on CVA's influence on wide-ranging policy discussions that affect millions of Americans, as well as on the influence of private individuals with connections to the president on federal government actions and policies.