Entity: Department of State

News Roundup: A Coordinated Coup Attempt

January 14, 2022
We’ve written a lot about the Big Lie’s evolution — from fear-mongering about voter fraud to the attempts to subvert the 2020 election, to the ongoing partisan election reviews — and the network of activists who have been keeping this anti-democratic movement alive.

State Emails Between Former Lobbyist Mari Stull and White House Officials 

November 12, 2021
Records from the State Department in response to American Oversight’s request for communications between White House officials and now-former State Department appointee Mari Stull, who was a lobbyist prior to joining the Trump administration. This request was made following reports that State employees were being investigated by Stull to determine if they were disloyal to the Trump administration. These records span May 2018 to January 2019, when Stull worked as a senior adviser at the Bureau of International Organization Affairs at the Department of State. 

State Communications Containing Coronavirus-Related Terms from January to March 2020

October 14, 2021
Records from the Department of State in response to American Oversight’s request for communications containing key terms related to Covid-19. These records span from January through May 2020.

News Roundup: Congressional Hearing on Arizona ‘Audit’; Lawsuit Against Wisconsin Assembly; and New Report on Trump’s DOJ Pressure Campaign

October 8, 2021
Arizona’s bogus election review continues to have far-reaching, democracy-undermining effects in Texas, Wisconsin, and elsewhere.

News Roundup: The Evolution of the Big Lie

September 16, 2021
This week saw two major victories for transparency in Arizona and Pennsylvania — and new developments in the partisan election investigation in Wisconsin.

News Roundup: The Big Lie’s Infiltration of State Governments

September 3, 2021
On Tuesday, the Arizona Senate released tens of thousands of pages of records related to its partisan election "audit."

FOIA to State for Records Reflecting Communications with Council for National Policy

August 31, 2021
FOIA to the Department of State seeking email communications of certain officials with the group Council for National Policy.

State Records Regarding Stephen Miller’s Influence on Immigration Policy

August 24, 2021
Records from the Department of State in response to American Oversight's request for records regarding former White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller's influence on immigration policy.

State Records of Gordon Sondland Emails from May Through September 2019

August 19, 2021
Records form the Department of State in response to American Oversight's request for email communications of the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland containing key terms related to reported efforts of the president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, to encourage the government of Ukraine to investigate President Trump’s perceived political opponents.

State Communications with Susan Pompeo

August 12, 2021
Records from the Department of State in response to American Oversight's request for records reflecting communications between agency employees and Susan Pompeo, spouse of Secretary Mike Pompeo.