Entity: HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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 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.

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.

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.

Complaint: American Oversight v. HHS, CDC, CMS, and FDA – Pfizer Communications About a Covid-19 Vaccine

December 9, 2020
American Oversight lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Food and Drug Administration seeking the release of agencies’ communications with the pharmaceutical company Pfizer regarding a Covid-19 vaccine.

Investigations Update: Preservation of White House Communications, Federally Deputized Portland Police, Trump Aide Banned from DOJ

December 8, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the Trump administration’s compliance with document preservation laws, law enforcement’s response to social unrest, and Covid-19 precautions at the state level.

Covid-19 Oversight News: Vaccine Distribution, State-by-State Discrepancies, and the Worsening Crisis

December 7, 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.

CDC Email Communications Regarding Pause of World Health Organization Funding

December 1, 2020
Heavily redacted communications from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to American Oversight's request for emails concerning a pause on WHO funding.