Entity: Department of Defense

DOD Records Regarding Using the 2001 AUMF to Conduct Military Action Against Iran

November 6, 2019
Department of Defense records in response to our requests seeking legal analysis regarding using the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) to conduct military action against Iran.

News Roundup: Corruption, Plain and Simple

October 18, 2019
Many words and phrases have swirled around the past few years to describe the Trump administration’s full range of wrongdoing. But it all comes down to one word: corruption.

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.

No Records Response from DOD Regarding Communications About Trump’s Use of an Insecure Cell Phone

September 27, 2019
The Department of Defense stated that it has no records responsive to American Oversight's request for email communications (including emails, email attachments, calendar invitations or entries) within the White House Communications Agency related to the New York Times article published on October 24, 2018, regarding the President's use of unsecured iPhones, as well as the President's October 25, 2018 tweet on the topic.

No Records Response from DOD Regarding President Trump’s Call with Ukrainian President Zelensky

September 27, 2019
The Department of Defense stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for 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.

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.