Entity: Department of State

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Trump Appointees Accusing Career Staff of Disloyalty

March 29, 2018
Following reports that high-level Trump administration officials expressed concern about the “loyalty” of career civil servants at the State Department, and even explored ways to “purge” some of those career employees from their positions. American Oversight submitted this FOIA to determine whether similar conversations occurred at other agencies.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Appointee Resumes

March 22, 2018
American Oversight sued 18 agencies in order to force the release of resumes for political appointees across the Trump administration. This is the second lawsuit that American Oversight has filed seeking appointee resumes. FOIA requests included in this complaint cover appointees who joined the administration in the time period follow the first sets of resumes we obtained in 2017.

New Lawsuit: How Much are Cabinet Officials Spending on Office Upgrades

March 14, 2018
After uncovering new details about office renovation expenses at HUD and the EPA, American Oversight filed a broad, multi-agency lawsuit to find out how much taxpayer money senior Trump administration officials – including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross – have spent to upgrade their personal offices. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Office Renovation Expenses

March 14, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against 16 federal agencies seeking records of expenditures made to upgrade or renovate the offices of senior political appointees. 

FOIA to State Regarding 2018 Midterm Elections and Election Security

March 13, 2018
FOIA to State seeking communications related to election security and the 2020 midterm elections.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Senior Official Calendars

March 8, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight seeking calendars for senior political appointees at Commerce, Education, EPA, DOE, DHS, Interior, Labor, DOT, HHS, HUD, SBA, State, Treasury, and USDA.

State Department Records Regarding Mexico Relations

March 7, 2018
Records from State in response to our FOIA seeking department preparations or plans to collect money from Mexico to pay for the construction of a border wall.

FOIA to State Regarding Applications for Case By Case Waivers Following Travel Ban

March 2, 2018
FOIA seeking information related to the number of applicants requesting a waiver, the number of applicants granted such a waiver, and the number of applicants denied such a waiver.

FOIA to State Regarding Denial Of Case By Case Waivers Following Travel Ban

March 2, 2018
FOIA to State seeking information related to any and all decisions to deny any applicant a waiver from the requirements of the January 27, 2017 Executive Order, the Second Executive Order, or the Proclamation.

FOIA to State to Shed Light on Case by Case Waivers

March 2, 2018
FOIA to State seeking any and all decisions to grant any applicant a waiver from the requirements of the January 27, 2017 Executive Order, the Second Executive Order, or the Proclamation.