Entity: HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Investigations Update: Voting Rights in Georgia, Trump Loyalists at the Pentagon, and Giuliani’s Dubious Investigations

December 22, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into voter-roll purge attempts in Georgia, the White House’s Defense Department politicization, and vaccine-related pressure on the FDA

News Roundup: The Long Month Ahead

December 17, 2020
With just over a month left in his administration, there is still plenty of time for President Donald Trump to cause lasting damage.

Investigations Update: Political Interference in Coronavirus Data, Texas Election Lawsuit, and State Officials’ Voter-Fraud Allegations

December 15, 2020
See the latest in our investigation into attempts to overturn election results and efforts to meddle with pandemic-related scientific work.

Covid-19 Oversight News: Vaccine Distribution Begins, CDC Record Preservation, and PPP Failures

December 14, 2020
For the latest news on the pandemic, as well as updates on various oversight investigations, sign up for our weekly Covid-19 Oversight News email.

The CDC Director Reportedly Ordered Staff to Delete Email from Trump Political Appointee — We’re Demanding the Administration Preserve Those Records

December 11, 2020
We’re calling on the CDC and HHS to ensure the email is recovered, as required by federal law.

Letter Demanding CDC Compliance with Records Preservation Law

December 11, 2020
American Oversight letter to the National Archives and Records Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requesting immediate action to ensure that federal records within the custody of CDC leadership are appropriately preserved or recovered. American Oversight submitted this letter in light of news reports that Redfield allegedly instructed staff to delete an email from a Trump political appointee concerning official government business.

FOIA to CDC Seeking Directives Regarding Destruction of Agency Records

December 11, 2020
FOIA request to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeking all records reflecting directives from senior officials regarding the deletion or destruction of agency records.

FOIA to CDC Seeking Sent Emails and Text Messages from Senior Officials

December 11, 2020
FOIA request to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeking sent email communications and text messages from Director Redfield and Chief of Staff Witkofsky.

FOIA to CDC Seeking Email Deleted at Direction of Director Redfield

December 11, 2020
FOIA request to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeking an email mentioned by Dr. Charlotte Kent in a congressional interview, which she said was directed to have been deleted by CDC Director Robert Redfield.

American Oversight Sues for Trump Administration Communications with Pfizer

December 9, 2020
The lawsuit was filed the same week as news outlets reported that over the summer the administration turned down an offer from Pfizer to purchase additional doses of its vaccine.