Entity: Department of State

FOIA to State Seeking Cables Regarding President Trump’s Refusal to Concede Election

February 9, 2021
FOIA records request to the Department of State seeking agency cables concerning former President Donald Trump's refusal to concede the 2020 election.

Investigations Update: The Efforts by Trump — and Top Officials — to Overturn the Election

February 2, 2021
See the latest in our investigations into Trump’s efforts to overturn the presidential election and multiple state lawmakers’ ties to the Capitol attack.
Left to right: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, former President Donald Trump, and Maryland Delegate Daniel Cox.

FOIA Request to OPM and State Regarding Political Appointees Converting to Career Status

February 1, 2021
FOIA requests to the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of State seeking specific records for political appointees converting to career status, including resumes and SF-50 forms.

FOIA Request to State Seeking Email Communications of Potential Political ‘Burrowers’

February 1, 2021
FOIA request to the Department of State seeking sent external emails (as well as emails containing specific keywords) of agency staff that may have recently switched their job status from political appointee to career status.

State Records in Response to Request for Linick’s Emails Regarding Whistleblower Complaints Against Pompeo’s Conduct

January 22, 2021
Records from the Department of State in response to American Oversight's request for all email communications sent or received by Inspector General Steve Linick regarding any whistleblower complaints containing allegations that concern the conduct of Secretary Mike Pompeo.

State Phone Call Records of Communications Between Pompeo and Senators

January 11, 2021
Heavily redacted phone call records in response to American Oversight's request for records reflecting communications between Secretary Pompeo and top staffers and Senators Cotton and Rubio.

State Communications Related to Ukraine During July – Sept 2019

January 7, 2021
Records from the Department of State in response to American Oversight's request for communications regarding efforts to encourage an investigation of the president’s perceived political opponents. These records include communications concerning Ukraine and span from July to September 2019.

News Roundup: A Dark Day

January 7, 2021
Wednesday’s mob attack on the U.S. Capitol was a frightening and astounding display of violence instigated by the president himself.

Open Questions About President Trump’s Abuses of Office

December 28, 2020
Trump’s time as president was defined by multiple financial conflicts of interest and unprecedented abuses of power that touched nearly every aspect of public life — and there’s still a lot the American public needs to know.

Letter to Multiple Agencies Concerning Federal Workers’ Whistleblower Rights

December 21, 2020
Government Accountability Project and American Oversight joint letter to 25 federal agencies concerning the whistleblower rights of federal workers and agency responsibility to inform them of their rights during presidential transitions of power.