Entity: U.S. Agency for International Development

FOIA to USAID Seeking Communications of Assistant Administrator of the Middle East Bureau Regarding the Withholding of Aid to Lebanon

March 5, 2020
FOIA to U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeking communications and calendars of Assistant Administrator of the Middle East Bureau in light of the withholding of military and economic assistance to Lebanon.

FOIAs to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications Regarding White House Efforts to Retaliate Against Officials Based on Political Loyalty

February 25, 2020
FOIAs to multiple agencies seeking communications of White House liaisons regarding any efforts to target officials based on perceptions of insufficient political loyalty to the president.

USAID Records Regarding Directives to Withhold Aid from Ukraine

December 23, 2019
Records from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in response to American Oversight's request for any directives to withhold aid from Ukraine in light of reports that President Trump sought to withhold such aid before speaking with Ukraine’s president and potentially pressuring Ukraine to commence an investigation of one of the president’s political opponents.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records Regarding Federal Spending at Trump Properties

November 19, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records regarding federal spending at Trump properties, including any guidance issued regarding use of Trump properties for official business, as well as any expenses paid to Trump properties.

No Records Response from USAID Regarding Contracts with Unsuccessful Nominee Mark Montgomery

September 30, 2019
The United States Agency for International Development stated that it had no records of contracts with unconfirmed nominee Mark Montgomery. American Oversight asked for these records to identify situations where agencies may have used contracts to circumvent the Senate confirmation process.

Release of Trump–Zelensky Call Readout Raises Questions About Justice Department Involvement

September 25, 2019
If the president or his advisers thought the released summary transcript would be another supposed “total exoneration,” they were mistaken.
(White House Photo)

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Any Directives to Withhold Aid from Ukraine

September 24, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking any directives to withhold aid from Ukraine in light of reports that President Trump sought to withhold such aid before speaking with Ukraine’s president and potentially pressuring Ukraine to commence an investigation of one of the president’s political opponents.

News Roundup: Trump, Giuliani, and Ukraine

September 20, 2019
“Unprecedented” is a word that has been used a lot in the past few years — including this week.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

FOIA to USAID for John Barsa Communications With Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Muslim groups

September 16, 2019
FOIA to USAID for Assistant Administrator John Barsa’s communications with certain anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant groups. American Oversight seeks to understand whether and to what extent Mr. Barsa’s work at USAID has been influenced by individuals and organizations with records of bias against immigrants and Muslim individuals. This FOIA request was made with the Southern Poverty Law Center.

FOIA to USAID Seeking Communications with the Office of the Vice President

August 7, 2019
FOIA to United States Agency for International Development seeking all communications between certain high-level agency officials and certain senior officials in Vice President Mike Pence’s office.