Entity: Department of Housing and Urban Development

New Emails Show Senior HUD Official Cited Trump Family in Personnel Dispute

December 31, 2018
"Eric Trump agrees ... and told me to call Jared, if necessary," wrote senior HUD official and former Trump family aide Lynne Patton in a 2017 email to White House staff, uncovered by American Oversight.
Lynne Patton at the 2016 Republican National Convention

HUD Emails Between Lynne Patton and White House Officials in 2017

December 21, 2018
Records from the Department of Housing and Urban Development including emails between Lynne Patton, who was then a senior advisor to Secretary Carson, and employees in the Executive Office of the President at the White House. The emails include a February 2017 exchange in which Patton references consulting with Eric Trump about a personnel dispute

FOIA to HUD Seeking Communications In Light of Hatch Act Guidance

December 20, 2018
FOIA to HUD seeking communications containing pro-Trump phrases to determine if the OSC's new Hatch Act guidance, which prohibits discussions of impeachment and resistance, also applies to pro-Trump speech.

HUD Records Related to Senior Advisor’s Promotion

December 18, 2018
Housing and Urban Development records in response to our FOIA seeking all SF-50 forms related to Mason Alexander and a change in position or title, as well as records showing the official titles and duties of Alexander.

American Oversight Expands Its Investigation of Administration’s Improper Email Use

November 29, 2018
After last week’s Washington Post report that Ivanka Trump used a personal email account for official business on hundreds of occasions, American Oversight is continuing its investigation not just into the extent to which the president’s daughter and senior adviser violated records rules, but also into whether such risky actions extended to other officials within Trump’s cabinet.

FOIA to HUD Seeking Secretary Carson’s Personal Email Communications

November 29, 2018
FOIA to HUD seeking communications any non-governmental email address attributed to Secretary Ben Carson, as well as emails he forwarded to his government account.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications Regarding Ivanka Trump’s Use of Personal Email

November 20, 2018
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking communications with the agencies, the White House, and Ivanka Trump’s law firms regarding Ivanka Trump and her use of personal email.

HUD Emails Involving Armstrong Williams

October 22, 2018
Housing and Urban Development emails involving Carson-ally Armstrong Williams and related email domains. American Oversight requested these records because of the long relationship between Carson and Williams, who is a business partner of Sinclair Media.

No Records Response From HUD Regarding Communications With Armstrong Williams and Sinclair Media

October 22, 2018
Housing and Urban Development stated that it had no records of communications with Armstrong Williams or Sinclair Media for a particular set of custodians. This is an interim response; additional custodians are currently being searched/reviewed.

FOIA to HUD Seeking Updated Senior Staff Calendars

October 17, 2018
FOIA to HUD seeking calendars for Secretary Ben Carson, Pamela Hughes Patenaude, Sheila Greenwood, Deana Bass, Lynne Patton, and Dana Page, among others from December 1, 2017 through the date of search.