Entity: Department of Commerce

News Roundup: Trump and Barr Unleash Attack on Protesters — and the Constitution

June 5, 2020
The irony of protests against police brutality being met with violent escalation by law enforcement is perhaps matched only by the authoritarianism of the president and attorney general. 
(Photo: Ted Eytan)

NOAA Communications Regarding Trump Hotels During Hurricane Dorian

June 1, 2020
Communications from the National Hurricane Center at the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) seeking any communications with the White House regarding the President's privately-owned hotels and resorts in South Florida during Hurricane Dorian.

FOIA to Commerce Seeking Secretary Ross’s Communications with Senator McConnell

May 29, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Commerce seeking Secretary Wilbur Ross and other Commerce officials’ email communications with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell regarding the decennial census.

FOIA to Commerce Seeking Communications with External Individuals and Entities

May 29, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Commerce seeking Commerce officials’ email communications with external individuals and entities.

FOIA to the Census Bureau Seeking Sent Communications Regarding Coronavirus

May 29, 2020
FOIA request to the Census Bureau seeking officials’ sent email communications containing key terms relating to the coronavirus.

News Roundup: The Subversion of Justice at the Justice Department

May 15, 2020
From investigations into the president’s perceived enemies to interference in the criminal cases of Trump allies like Flynn and Roger Stone, the ongoing politicization of the department is a dangerous threat to the rule of law.

FOIA to Commerce Seeking Guidance Regarding Officials Participating in Campaign Events

May 14, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Commerce seeking guidance regarding participation by top-level agency officials in Trump campaign events.

News Roundup: Miracle Drugs and Trump’s Alternate Reality

April 24, 2020
Trump has seemingly failed to learn that no amount of political spin can minimize his administration’s mismanaged pandemic response.

FOIA to Commerce Department Seeking External Communications of Clark Barrow

April 21, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Commerce seeking external email communications of Clark Barrow, associate director, Office of the Executive Secretariat.

Commerce Emails Regarding Ethics Advice for Sec. Ross

April 15, 2020
Department of Commerce email records of ethics advice given from agency counsel to Secretary Ross about meetings with business leaders and Secretary Ross's holdings.