Entity: Department of Defense

American Oversight Sues for Records About Trump’s Actions During Jan. 6 Attack

March 10, 2021
What role, if any, did the former president have in the delayed response to the Capitol riot? And how did the White House and other senior government officials respond to the attack he incited?

American Oversight v. DOD and Army – Communications with White House on Day of Congressional Certification of 2020 Election Results 

March 10, 2021
American Oversight lawsuit against the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army seeking the release of communication with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows during the congressional certification of the 2020 election results on Jan. 6, 2021.

American Oversight v. DOD, Army, NGB, and the DOJ – Call Logs from Jan. 6, 2021

March 10, 2021
American Oversight lawsuit against the Department of Defense, the National Guard Bureau, the U.S. Army, and the Department of Justice seeking the release of agency call logs during the congressional certification of the 2020 election results on Jan. 6, 2021.

American Oversight Sues for Top Officials’ Communications from Day of Capitol Riot

March 9, 2021
We’re seeking records from the Departments of Defense, Justice and Homeland Security that could shed light on how Trump administration officials responded to the Jan. 6 riot, including the delay in National Guard deployment.

American Oversight v. DOD, NGB, ARMY, DOJ, and USSS – Communications and Directives About Capitol Attack During Congressional Certification of 2020 Election Results

March 9, 2021
American Oversight lawsuit against the Department of Defense, the National Guard Bureau, the U.S. Army, the Department of Justice, and the U.S. Secret Service seeking the release of communications and directives concerning the events at the Capitol building during the congressional certification of the 2020 election results on Jan. 6, 2021.

Army Records Regarding Pompeo’s Use of Military Housing

March 8, 2021
Records from the U.S. Army in response to American Oversight's request for record sufficient to identify any housing rent or lease payments made by Secretary Mike Pompeo, any member of his family, or the State Department to any military component for housing provided in the Washington, D.C. region.

American Oversight Obtains New Records of Trump Officials’ Military Flights to Mar-a-Lago, Elsewhere

March 4, 2021
The Trump administration had attempted to use dubious claims to withhold the information, which show multiple 2017 trips by Tom Price, Mick Mulvaney, Rick Perry, and others.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Decision Memoranda Signed by Top Officials During Presidential Transition

March 3, 2021
FOIA requests to multiple agencies seeking decision memoranda signed by top officials during the presidential transition period between the Trump and Biden administrations.

Investigations Update: Texas Energy Crisis, Covid-19 in Poultry Plants, and New Legislation in Missouri

February 23, 2021
See the latest in our investigations into the recent power outage in Texas, industry influence over the Trump administration’s coronavirus response, and Missouri legislation that protects drivers who hit protesters with their cars.

Investigations Update: State Pandemic Responses, Space Command Headquarters Location, and Trump’s Refusal to Concede

February 16, 2021
See the latest in our investigations into the federal pandemic response, Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results, and the decision to put U.S. Space Command headquarters in Alabama.