Entity: Department of State

FOIA to State Regarding John Bolton Seeking Information Related to His Previous Position

April 9, 2018
FOIA to State regarding the appointment of John Bolton seeking forms for the Authorization for the Removal of Personal Papers and Non-Record Materials (or any similar form) completed by, or on behalf of John Bolton and Frederick Fleitz, Chief of Staff to former Undersecretary for Arms Control John R. Bolton.

FOIA to State Seeking Memoranda By John Bolton

April 9, 2018
FOIA to State seeking all memoranda authored or signed by John R. Bolton, former Undersecretary for Arms Control and Ambassador to the United Nations.

FOIA to State Seeking John Bolton Communications

April 9, 2018
FOIA to State seeking communications with, to or from John R. Bolton, in his roles as former Undersecretary for Arms Control and Ambassador to the United Nations.

State Department Memos for Tillerson Mexico Meetings

April 6, 2018
Briefing memos prepared by the State Department for former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's meetings with Mexican government officials in 2017. The memos include the issue of President Trump's border wall proposal under the heading "Watch Out For / If Raised."

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.