Case Number: 18-2565

What We Learned from the Yovanovitch and McKinley Transcripts

November 7, 2019
We read between the lines of Yovanovitch and McKinley's testimony — here are eight takeaways and clues about documents that we're using in our ongoing investigation.

State Emails Between Mari Stull and White House

June 18, 2019
Records from the State Department in response to our FOIA seeking Mari Stull's email correspondence with White House officials.

Department of State Calendars for Senior Adviser Mari Stull

April 18, 2019
Department of State calendars for Senior Adviser Mari Stull, including entries from April 2018-February 2019.

News Roundup: Sunshine Week Draws to a Close

March 15, 2019
As Sunshine Week ends, examples of the Trump administration’s attempts to avoid accountability and to prevent government documents from seeing the light of day continue to pile up.

American Oversight Sues State Department for Evidence of Alleged Political Loyalty Tests

November 7, 2018
American Oversight today sued the Department of State to uncover evidence of alleged political retaliation. This is the watchdog’s fourth suit in its Parallel Investigations Initiative, which aims to amplify congressional oversight by targeting records that will likely also be sought in committee investigations after the House of Representatives changes hands.

Complaint: American Oversight v. State – Political Retaliation

November 7, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of State to uncover evidence of alleged political retaliation against career holdovers and those perceived to be disloyal to President Trump.

FOIA to State Seeking State Officials’ Communications Regarding Retaliation Against Career Civil Servants for Lack of Loyalty

September 28, 2018
FOIA to State seeking officials Mike Pompeo, T. Ulrich Brechbuhl, Rex Tillerson, Christine Ciccone, Makan Delrahim, Sean Doocey, Julia Haller, Brian Hook, Edward Lacey, Kevin Edward Moley, Mari Stull, or Matthew Mowers's communications containing search terms related to career holdovers.

FOIA Seeking Communications Containing Search Terms Regarding Sahar Nowrouzzadeh

September 28, 2018
FOIA to State seeking all email communications of State officials Mike Pompeo, T. Ulrich Brechbuhl, Rex Tillerson, Christine Ciccone, Makan Delrahim, Sean Doocey, Julia Haller, Brian Hook, Edward Lacey, Kevin Edward Moley, Mari Stull, or Matthew Mowers containing the following search terms: Sahar or Nowrouzzadeh. Politico reported that Nowrouzzadeh was reassigned at State.

FOIA to State Seeking Mari Stull’s Emails Regarding Her Review of State Employees’ Social Media

June 21, 2018
FOIA to State following reports that State employees were being investigated and having their social media pages reviewed by former lobbyist Mari Stull to see if they were being disloyal to the Trump administration. This FOIA is seeking Stull's communications including terms related to social media and the administration.

FOIA to State Seeking Nikki Haley’s Communications

June 21, 2018
FOIA to State following reports that State employees were being investigated to see if they were being loyal to the Trump administration. This FOIA is seeking Nikki Haley's communications containing the following terms: Loyal, Loyalist, Loyalty, Holdover, "Deep State," MAGA, Swamp, and "America First."