Case Number: 19-2728

News Roundup: One Firing, Multiple Scandals

May 22, 2020
Trump's firing of the State Department's inspector general has unearthed a series of concerning stories about the conduct of the very person who pressed for the firing — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

American Oversight Requests Expedition of Requests for Records of Pompeo Complaints

May 18, 2020
News reports have indicated that Trump's move to oust the State Department's inspector general was urged by Secretary Mike Pompeo.

State Records Regarding Analyses on the Legality of Initiating Military Conflict with Iran Under the 2001 AUMF

December 16, 2019
Records from the Department of State in response to American Oversight's request for legal analyses regarding the legality of initiating war or military conflict with Iran under the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) and without seeking additional congressional authorization.

News Roundup: Photos of Detention Centers for Migrant Children; Stephen Miller’s Hand in Immigration Policy

September 13, 2019
Investigating the Trump administration's harsh immigration restrictions, Jared Kushner's role in Middle East policy, and influence and access at DeVos' Education Department.
Abbott House in Irvington, New York

New Lawsuit Seeks State Department Records of Jared Kushner’s Middle East Trips

September 12, 2019
American Oversight sued the State Department for records related to Jared Kushner-led delegations and escalating U.S.-Iran tensions.

Complaint: American Oversight v. State – Jared Kushner’s Delegation to the Middle East

September 12, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of State for communications regarding Jared Kushner’s diplomatic trips to the Middle East, as well as records concerning a proposed arms deal with Saudi Arabia and legal justification for the use of force against Iran using the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

FOIA to State for Email Communications and WhatsApp Messages During Kushner Delegations to the Middle East

July 30, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Department of State seeking email communications and WhatsApp messages of U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook during Kushner Delegations to the Middle East

FOIA to State Requesting Ethics Documents For Former Acting Assistant Secretary of Legislative Affairs Charles Faulkner

July 3, 2019
FOIA to State Department seeking any conflicts, ethics waivers, ethics authorizations, or recusal determinations made or issued for former Acting Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Legislative Affairs Charles Faulkner.

FOIA to State Seeking All Communications Between Former Acting Assistant Secretary Charles Faulkner and External Groups

July 3, 2019
FOIA to State seeking all records reflecting communications between former Acting Assistant Secretary of Legislative Affairs Charles Faulkner and outside entities, including his former employer BGR Group and client Raytheon.

FOIA to State Seeking Legal Analyses Regarding the Legality of Initiating Military Conflict with Iran under the 2001 AUMF

May 29, 2019
FOIA to DOJ seeking legal analyses regarding the legality of initiating war or military conflict with Iran under the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force and without seeking additional congressional authorization.