Entity: Department of Defense

FOIA to DOD Seeking Legal Analysis Regarding the Withholding of Funds Appropriated for Ukraine

October 11, 2019
FOIA to DOD seeking legal analysis regarding any decisions to withhold funds or assistance designated for Ukraine. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on whether and to what extent the political interests of the president have influenced the administration's policies and actions in Ukraine. 

Rejection from DOD Regarding Trump’s Use of An Insecure Cell Phone

October 1, 2019
The Department of Defense rejected American Oversight's request for records of communications regarding a New York Time articled published on October 24, 2018, concerning the President's use of unsecured iPhones, as well as the President's October 25, 2018 tweet on the topic.

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 Records Regarding President Trump’s Call with Ukrainian President Zelensky

September 25, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking all versions of transcripts, readouts, summaries, or other notes reflecting the contents of President Trump’s call on July 25, 2019, with Ukrainian President Zelensky.

FOIA to DOD Seeking Communications Reflecting Efforts to Pressure Ukraine to Investigate the President’s Political Opponents

September 24, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Defense (DOD) seeking email communications that may relate to any untoward effort to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate one of President Trump’s political opponents, Joe Biden, in an effort to give the president an electoral advantage.

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.

FOIA to DOD Seeking Records Reflecting Secretary Esper’s Ethics Compliance

September 6, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Defense seeking records reflecting the implementation of Secretary Esper’s ethics screening arrangement, which is necessary to prevent Esper from participating in matters affecting his former employer, defense contractor Raytheon. Esper was a top lobbyist for Raytheon immediately prior to joining the Trump administration.

No Records Response From DOD Regarding Deputy Secretary Shanahan Communications About The ‘Space Force’

September 4, 2019
No records response from the Department of the Defense regarding communications from Deputy Secretary Patrick Shanahan about Boeing's Air Force One contract or the creation of a so-called "space force."

News Roundup: Mueller Speaks

July 26, 2019
Special Counsel Robert Mueller made his long-awaited and much-anticipated appearance before Congress on Wednesday.

FOIA to HHS, VA, and DOD Asking for Documents Used to Screen Prospective Members to Federal Pain Management Task Force for Conflicts

July 22, 2019
FOIA to HHS, VA, and DOD asking for any documents reflecting guidance or criteria for screening prospective members to the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force for conflicts of interest.