Entity: Department of Defense

Investigations Update: Mike Pompeo’s Abuses of Office, Trump’s Loyalty Purges, and Caring for Uninsured Covid-19 Patients

July 8, 2020
From voting rights to the pandemic, here's a look at our new investigations from the past week.
Mike and Susan Pompeo in January 2019

FOIA to DOD Seeking Leadership Communications About Food Shortage Predictions

July 6, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Defense seeking leadership’s communications about potential and actual food shortages.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Food Supply Chain Task Force’s Records

July 6, 2020
FOIA to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Defense, and U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking the records of a publicly reported Food Supply Chain Task Force.

FOIA to DOD Seeking Options Presented to White House in Response to Protests

July 2, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Defense seeking briefings of “show of force” options presented to officials at the White House in response to protests in Washington, D.C.

Investigations Update: Family Separation, Unmarked Law Enforcement, and Trump’s Campaign Rallies

June 30, 2020
Here’s a look at the investigations our team has been pursuing through public records requests and Freedom of Information Act litigation in the last week.

FOIA to DIA Seeking Records Related to Any Potential DIA Response to Domestic Protests

June 29, 2020
FOIA to Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) seeking records regarding DIA’s potential response to domestic protests, including documents regarding intelligence reports and requests for information.

American Oversight’s Investigations into Trump’s Foreign Policy, and Five Key Takeaways from John Bolton’s Book

June 26, 2020
John Bolton's new book has brought renewed attention to a number of President Trump's corrupt foreign policy actions. Here's what we're still investigating.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

FOIA to Multiple Agencies for Records Related to Unidentified Federal Police, Use of Force Guidelines, and Deployment Orders at Protests

June 25, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records reflecting directives and guidance given to federal police forces regarding self-identification and display of badges and uniforms, use of force guidelines, or deployment orders.

FOIA to DOD for “VIP Updates” Provided to the Covid-19 Supply Chain Task Force

June 25, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Defense asking for a "VIP updates" spreadsheet and other records used to prioritize information provided to the Covid-19 Supply Chain Task Force by associates of President Donald Trump or White House adviser Jared Kushner.

News Roundup: The Administration’s Failure to Confront Two National Crises

June 19, 2020
The Trump administration's responses to the deadly coronavirus pandemic and to nationwide protests against systemic racism in law enforcement have been both harmful and insufficient.