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.
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.
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 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.
FOIA to HUD seeking former senior advisor and current Region II Administrator Lynne Patton communications with or about John Bennardo, Legacy Builders, Favaro, LLC, Favara, LLC, Blair Brandt, Next Step Realty, and Heritage Builders.
Housing and Urban Development records regarding Lynne Patton's communications with the Trump family. Prior to joining HUD as a political appointee, Patton worked as an event planner--she planned Eric Trump's wedding.