Entity: Department of State

Investigations Update: Family Separation, Unmarked Law Enforcement, and Trump’s Campaign Rallies

June 30, 2020
Here’s a look at the investigations our team has been pursuing through public records requests and Freedom of Information Act litigation in the last week.

New Lawsuit for Records Related to Firing of State Department Inspector General

June 26, 2020
American Oversight is suing for records that can shed light on the multiple scandals that have dogged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo since early in his tenure.

American Oversight’s Investigations into Trump’s Foreign Policy, and Five Key Takeaways from John Bolton’s Book

June 26, 2020
John Bolton's new book has brought renewed attention to a number of President Trump's corrupt foreign policy actions. Here's what we're still investigating.
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Complaint: American Oversight v. State – Pompeo’s Conduct and the Firing of State Department Inspector General

June 26, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of State for records concerning investigations into Secretary Mike Pompeo, including emails sent by Inspector General Steve Linick to agency officials and specific directives sent to his office. This lawsuit also seeks Pompeo’s emails regarding Linick, his written responses to inquiries related to his role in an arms deal, and calendars reflecting meetings between Linick and Pompeo.

FOIA to State Seeking Scheduler Communications for Secretary Pompeo

June 26, 2020
FOIA to the Department of State seeking communications between schedulers and advance team personnel for Secretary Mike Pompeo and any external organizations or individuals.

FOIA to State Seeking Records Related to Barsa’s Letter to UN Secretary General Guterres on Global Covid-19 Response Plan

June 23, 2020
A FOIA request to the State Department seeking guidance documents and communications regarding USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa’s May 18, 2020 letter to UN Secretary General António Guterres in which Mr. Barsa condemned the consideration of reproductive healthcare as an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

News Roundup: The Administration’s Failure to Confront Two National Crises

June 19, 2020
The Trump administration's responses to the deadly coronavirus pandemic and to nationwide protests against systemic racism in law enforcement have been both harmful and insufficient.

FOIA to State Seeking Email Communications with WHO

June 16, 2020
FOIA Request to the Department of State seeking email communications with the World Health Organization. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on the circumstances surrounding the Trump administration's decision to withhold aid to the WHO during April 2020.

FOIA to State Seeking Records Reflecting Discussions or Negotiations Between State and WHO

June 16, 2020
FOIA Request to the Department of State seeking records reflecting discussions or negotiations between the Department and the World Health Organization regarding reforming the organization. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on the circumstances surrounding the Trump administration's decision to withhold aid to the WHO during April 2020.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies for Communications Regarding Congressional Probes of Burisma

June 12, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking communications with congressional staff responsible for congressional probes of former Vice President Biden’s son and Burisma.