Entity: Agency for International Development

Investigations Update: Family Separation, Unmarked Law Enforcement, and Trump’s Campaign Rallies

June 30, 2020
Here’s a look at the investigations our team has been pursuing through public records requests and Freedom of Information Act litigation in the last week.

FOIA to USAID Seeking Senior Adviser Kozma’s Calendars and Sent External Emails

June 24, 2020
FOIA request to the U.S. Agency for International Development seeking Senior Adviser Bethany Kozma’s calendars and sent external email communications.

FOIA to USAID Seeking Assistant Administrator Bekkering’s Calendars and Sent External Emails

June 24, 2020
FOIA request to U.S. Agency for International Development seeking Assistant Administrator Michelle Bekkering’s calendars and sent external email communications.

FOIA to USAID seeking the Acting Administrator Barsa’s Calendars and Sent External Emails

June 23, 2020
FOIA to U.S. Agency for International Development seeking Acting Administrator John Barsa’s calendars and sent external email communications.

FOIA to USAID Seeking Communications Related to Barsa’s Letter to UN Secretary General Guterres on Reproductive Healthcare

June 23, 2020
A FOIA request to the U.S. Agency for International Development for guidance documents and communications regarding Acting Administrator John Barsa’s May 18, 2020 letter to UN Secretary General António Guterres in which Barsa condemned the consideration of reproductive healthcare as an essential service during the Covid-19 pandemic.

No Records Response from USAID Regarding John Barsa Communications with Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Muslim Groups

June 4, 2020
The U.S. Agency for International Development stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for Assistant Administrator John BarsaÕs communications with certain anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant groups. American Oversight sought these records to understand whether and to what extent Mr. BarsaÕs work at USAID has been influenced by individuals and organizations with records of bias against immigrants and Muslim individuals.

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.

FOIA to USAID for Rachael Baitel Emails Regarding Coronavirus Supplies

May 19, 2020
FOIA to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeking emails between USAID Advisor Rachael Baitel and current White House advisers, including Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

News Roundup: Who Will Watch the Inspectors General?

May 8, 2020
Every week seems to bring a new example of President Donald Trump’s disdain — or fear — of independent oversight.

FOIA to USAID Email Communications Regarding Pause of World Health Organization Funding

May 7, 2020
FOIA request to U.S. Agency for International Development seeking email communications regarding pause of WHO funding.