Entity: Department of State

News Roundup: A Dark Day

January 7, 2021
Wednesday’s mob attack on the U.S. Capitol was a frightening and astounding display of violence instigated by the president himself.

Open Questions About President Trump’s Abuses of Office

December 28, 2020
Trump’s time as president was defined by multiple financial conflicts of interest and unprecedented abuses of power that touched nearly every aspect of public life — and there’s still a lot the American public needs to know.

Letter to Multiple Agencies Concerning Federal Workers’ Whistleblower Rights

December 21, 2020
Government Accountability Project and American Oversight joint letter to 25 federal agencies concerning the whistleblower rights of federal workers and agency responsibility to inform them of their rights during presidential transitions of power.

News Roundup: The Long Month Ahead

December 17, 2020
With just over a month left in his administration, there is still plenty of time for President Donald Trump to cause lasting damage.

Investigations Update: Preservation of White House Communications, Federally Deputized Portland Police, Trump Aide Banned from DOJ

December 8, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the Trump administration’s compliance with document preservation laws, law enforcement’s response to social unrest, and Covid-19 precautions at the state level.

News Roundup: As Covid-19 Rages, Trump Offers Rants and Reprieves

December 3, 2020
As the president remains focused on conspiracies and loyalty, the U.S. is facing a dire stage of the pandemic.

FOIA to State Seeking Communications of Key Agency Officials with White House

December 1, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of State seeking communications of key agency officials, including emails, attachments, complete email chains, text messages, and messages on electronic messaging platforms. American Oversight seeks these communications in order to create a broad historical record for evaluating politicization during the Trump administration.

News Roundup: Overstepping Authority and Undermining Democracy

November 19, 2020
It’s now been nearly two weeks since Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election, but President Trump and his most partisan supporters continue their attempts to thwart the will of U.S. voters.

News Roundup: Trump’s Warped Priorities

November 12, 2020
As the nation rapidly approaches a quarter of a million deaths, President Trump is consumed with delegitimizing the election by pushing dangerous and unfounded claims about voter fraud.

FOIA to State for Records of Expenses from Trips to Swing States

November 12, 2020
FOIA request to Department of State seeking records reflecting expenses incurred from trips of top officials to swing states in the run-up to the 2020 election.