Entity: Department of Commerce

Commerce Communications Regarding Tom Barrack and Westinghouse

May 23, 2019
Department of Commerce communications from the Bureau of Industry and Security mentioning individuals and organizations connected to a reported plan to sell nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.

News Roundup: Casinos and Questions

May 10, 2019
Climate change, the Mueller report, and three new lawsuits.
Donald Trump and Matt Schlapp in 2018 (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

FOIA to NOAA Seeking Communications Regarding Federal Climate Change Reports

May 9, 2019
FOIA to NOAA seeking communications relating to U.S. Global Change Research Program reports confirming the scientific consensus on anthropogenic climate change.

Bureau of Industry and Security Communications with Individuals Connected to Saudi Nuclear Plan

May 6, 2019
Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security records of communications with individuals and organizations connected with a reported plan to sell nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. This production consists of one email from Dane Poneman of Centrus Energy to Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration Rich Ashooh.

American Oversight v. Commerce, Treasury, and State – Sheldon Adelson Influence

May 6, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against the departments of Commerce, Treasury, and State to shed light on casino-owner and Trump donor Sheldon Adelson's influence over federal policy.

Lawsuits Seek Information on Whether Casino Magnates Have Cashed In on Relationships to Trump Administration

May 6, 2019
Two new lawsuits seek records related to Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn, casino magnates and major Trump donors whose businesses have likely benefited from the current administration.

No Records Response from the U.S. Department of Commerce Regarding Communications Between Top NSC and BIS Officials

April 29, 2019
The U.S. Department of Commerce stated that it had no records of communications between then National Security Council (NSC) members Derek Harvey, K.T. McFarland, Michael Flynn, and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) employees Nazak Nikakhtaris, Carol Rose, Richard Ashooh, and Matthew Borman.

No Records Response from Commerce Regarding Communications With National Security Council Officials

April 24, 2019
Commerce stated that it had no records in response to our request for communications between the International Trade Administration and National Security Council officials Derek Harvey, K.T. McFarland, and Michael Flynn.

FOIA to Census Seeking Political Appointee Resumes and Calendars

April 22, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Census Bureau seeking resumes and calendars of certain political appointees.

No Records Response from CommerceÕs International Trade Administration Regarding communications with Tom Barrack, Rick Gates and others

April 12, 2019
The Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration stated that it had no records regarding communications with Tom Barrack, Rick Gates and others American Oversight asked for these records after the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform detailed how senior White House officials in the early days of the Trump administration worked outside standard policymaking processes to advance a nuclear exports plan involving sharing nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia.