Entity: Department of Housing and Urban Development

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Trump Appointees Accusing Career Staff of Disloyalty

March 29, 2018
Following reports that high-level Trump administration officials expressed concern about the “loyalty” of career civil servants at the State Department, and even explored ways to “purge” some of those career employees from their positions. American Oversight submitted this FOIA to determine whether similar conversations occurred at other agencies.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Appointee Resumes

March 22, 2018
American Oversight sued 18 agencies in order to force the release of resumes for political appointees across the Trump administration. This is the second lawsuit that American Oversight has filed seeking appointee resumes. FOIA requests included in this complaint cover appointees who joined the administration in the time period follow the first sets of resumes we obtained in 2017.

HUD Emails Regarding the Handling of FOIA Requests

March 22, 2018
HUD records of communications sent or received by political appointees or SES staff regarding FOIA requests. The documents are largely Congressional communications about the FOIA process.

HUD Records Relating to Decision Memos Signed by Secretary Carson

March 19, 2018
Documents from the Department of Housing and Urban Development related to American Oversight's FOIA request for decision memos signed by Secretary Ben Carson. This is the second production of documents HUD has released in response to this FOIA.

New Emails Show Secretary Carson Knew About $31,000 Table

March 14, 2018
New emails uncovered by American Oversight show that HUD Secretary Ben Carson and wife were actively involved in selection and purchase of a $31,000 dining set - contradicting previous claims by Carson and HUD officials that he had not been aware of the purchase until after the fact.

HUD Secretary Carson Office Renovation Expense Records

March 12, 2018
Emails and other records regarding office renovation expenses for HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Senior Official Calendars

March 8, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight seeking calendars for senior political appointees at Commerce, Education, EPA, DOE, DHS, Interior, Labor, DOT, HHS, HUD, SBA, State, Treasury, and USDA.

Ethics Watchdog Sues HUD for Emails from Carson Family, Lynne Patton, Trump Organization

March 6, 2018
Non-partisan ethics watchdog American Oversight filed a sweeping new lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today seeking emails and other documents from HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Carson's wife and son – both of whom have been active in department business – and senior political appointees including Lynne Patton. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. HUD – Carson and Patton Communications

March 6, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) seeking emails and other documents from HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Carson's wife and son – both of whom have been active in department business – and senior political appointees including Lynne Patton. 

FOIA to HUD Seeking Communications with Sinclair Broadcasting

March 1, 2018
FOIA to HUD regarding the potential influence of Sinclair Broadcasting Group on HUD’s operations seeking related communications.