Case Number: 19-1286

State Correspondence Regarding Foreign Government Leases at Trump’s New York Properties

August 19, 2019
Records from the Department of State in response to our request seeking Office of Foreign Mission approvals for foreign governments to lease property at the Trump World Tower and Trump Tower in New York.

News Roundup: Setbacks for Freedom of Information

June 28, 2019
Supreme Court decisions, limits on FOIA, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's D.C. landlord.
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News Roundup: The Trump Administration and the Hatch Act

June 14, 2019
Like many norms in the Trump era, the prohibition on federal employees engaging in political activity while at work has been routinely tested by this administration.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway

News Roundup: Above the Law

May 3, 2019
From his mixing of business with public service to his resistance to congressional investigations, Trump and his administration have been operating as if they are above the law.

New Evidence of Emoluments Violations Prompts American Oversight Lawsuit

May 3, 2019
Recently revealed State Department approvals are glaring new evidence that the president is violating the emoluments clause.
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Complaint: American Oversight v. State and DOJ – Emoluments Violations

May 3, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against the State and Justice Departments for records related to President Donald Trump’s potential violations of the Constitution’s emoluments clause, specifically the leasing of a Trump property to multiple foreign governments.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding Legal Analysis Conducted After the 2016 Presidential Election

March 5, 2019
FOIA to DOJ requesting any legal analyses conducted by the Office of Legal Counsel after the 2016 presidential election related to how the foreign emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution could affect the State Department's Office of Foreign Missions' ability to approve foreign government leases, purchases, changes in use, or sales of units at Trump Organization properties.

FOIA to State Department Regarding Legal Analysis Conducted After the 2016 Presidential Election

March 5, 2019
FOIA to the State Department requesting any legal analyses conducted after the 2016 presidential election related to how the foreign emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution could affect the Office of Foreign Missions' ability to approve foreign government leases, purchases, changes in use, or sales of units at Trump Organization properties.

FOIA to State Department Requesting Diplomatic Correspondence Related to Foreign Mission Acquisitions of Trump Properties

March 5, 2019
FOIA to the State Department requesting diplomatic notes, letters, or other correspondence related to the Office of Foreign Missions' decisions on any foreign missions' request to lease, purchase, rent, or sell any property at Trump Tower in New York.