Entity: Department of State

News Roundup: The Trump Administration and the Hatch Act

June 14, 2019
Like many norms in the Trump era, the prohibition on federal employees engaging in political activity while at work has been routinely tested by this administration.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway

FOIA to State Seeking Talking Points Regarding Any Transfer of Value for U.S. Person Imprisoned in North Korea

June 12, 2019
FOIA to the Department of State seeking final talking points including any discussion of any potential or completed transfer of value—monetary or otherwise—in exchange for the U.S. person imprisoned in North Korea, Otto Warmbier.

FOIA to State Seeking Records of a Transfer of Value for a U.S. Person Imprisoned in North Korea

June 12, 2019
FOIA to the Department of State seeking records of a transfer of value—monetary or otherwise—in exchange for the U.S. person imprisoned in North Korea, Otto Warmbier.

FOIA to Treasury Seeking Records of a Transfer of Value for a U.S. Person Imprisoned in North Korea

June 12, 2019
FOIA to the Department of State seeking records of a transfer of value—monetary or otherwise—in exchange for the U.S. person imprisoned in North Korea, Otto Warmbier.

News Roundup: Investigating Outside Influence and Political Appointments at the State Department

June 7, 2019
American Oversight filed numerous FOIA requests for records of outside influence on American foreign policy and information about a high-level appointee.

FOIA to State Seeking Communications Between Ambassador Craft and Extractive Industries, Climate Denial Groups

June 6, 2019
FOIA to State seeking communications between US Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft and outside organizations, including with coal, oil, and gas interests, and groups associated with climate change denial.

FOIA to State Seeking Embassy Communications Concerning Trump Properties

June 4, 2019
FOIA to the State Department seeking communications of U.S. ambassadors and high-ranking embassy personnel concerning Trump Organization properties around the world.

FOIA to State Seeking Communications Concerning Expansion of the Mexico City Policy

June 4, 2019
FOIA to the State Department seeking communications concerning the Mexico City Policy (also known as the "Global Gag Rule"), and communications with external organizations known for promoting anti-choice agendas.

FOIA to State Requesting Records Related to Brian Bulatao

June 3, 2019
FOIA to the State Department requesting records related to the duties and activities of Brian Bulatao, the president's nominee to be Under Secretary of State for Management.

FOIA to State Seeking State Communications with Pro-Hungary Lobbying Firms

June 3, 2019
FOIA to the State Department seeking communications of high-ranking state officials with pro-Hungary lobbying firms.