Case Number: 18-512

No Records Response from HUD Regarding Phone Calls Between Lynne Patton and the Trump Family

April 5, 2019
No records response from the Department of Housing and Urban Development regarding phone logs showing calls between Region II Administrator Lynne Patton and various members of the Trump family.

HUD Officials’ and Staffers’ 2017 Calendars

March 5, 2019
HUD officials and staffers' 2017 calendars obtained in both November and August 2018, and March 2019.

No Records Response from HUD Regarding Phone Calls with Carson Family

February 28, 2019
No records response from the Department of Housing and Urban Development regarding phone logs showing communications between certain officials and the Carson family.

New Emails Show Senior HUD Official Cited Trump Family in Personnel Dispute

December 31, 2018
"Eric Trump agrees ... and told me to call Jared, if necessary," wrote senior HUD official and former Trump family aide Lynne Patton in a 2017 email to White House staff, uncovered by American Oversight.
Lynne Patton at the 2016 Republican National Convention

HUD Emails Between Lynne Patton and White House Officials in 2017

December 21, 2018
Records from the Department of Housing and Urban Development including emails between Lynne Patton, who was then a senior advisor to Secretary Carson, and employees in the Executive Office of the President at the White House. The emails include a February 2017 exchange in which Patton references consulting with Eric Trump about a personnel dispute

HUD Communications Between Lynne Patton and the Trump Family

September 26, 2018
Housing and Urban Development records regarding Lynne Patton's communications with the Trump family. Prior to joining HUD as a political appointee, Patton worked as an event planner--she planned Eric Trump's wedding.

HUD Communications Regarding Candy Carson Travel and Other Agency Resources

September 24, 2018
Housing and Urban Development records regarding Candy Carson's involvement at the agency, including records about her travel, HUD meeting attendance, and HUD documents and resources shared with her.

HUD Communications Between Particular Staffers

June 29, 2018
Housing and Urban Development communications between Secretary Carson, his wife Candy Carson, or his son Ben Carson Jr., and HUD staffers Beth van Duyne, John Gibbs, Christopher Bourne, or Lynne Patton.

New Emails Show Secretary Carson Knew About $31,000 Table

March 14, 2018
New emails uncovered by American Oversight show that HUD Secretary Ben Carson and wife were actively involved in selection and purchase of a $31,000 dining set - contradicting previous claims by Carson and HUD officials that he had not been aware of the purchase until after the fact.

Ethics Watchdog Sues HUD for Emails from Carson Family, Lynne Patton, Trump Organization

March 6, 2018
Non-partisan ethics watchdog American Oversight filed a sweeping new lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today seeking emails and other documents from HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Carson's wife and son – both of whom have been active in department business – and senior political appointees including Lynne Patton.