Entity: Department of State

FOIA Request to State Department Communications with Mexico Regarding Border Wall

June 16, 2017
Diplomatic communications with Mexico regarding the proposed border wall.

Investigation of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Apparent Presence at ExxonMobil Deal Signing

May 31, 2017
American Oversight is launching an investigation today into Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s apparent presence at a signing ceremony in Saudi Arabia for a potential joint venture agreement reached between his former employer ExxonMobil and the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).

FOIA Request to State Department Regarding Saudi Arabia Tillerson Signing Ceremony

May 31, 2017
FOIA to State seeking records of the signing ceremony in Saudi Arabia and Tillerson’s attendance, including briefing books or photos.

FOIA Request to State Department Seeking Communications Between Tillerson and Exxon

May 31, 2017
FOIA seeking communications or calendar entries for meetings between Tillerson or his Chief of Staff and Exxon officials.

FOIA Request to State Department Seeking Tillerson Ethics Waivers

May 31, 2017
FOIA to State Department seeking conflicts or ethics waivers issued to Secretary Tillerson.

Ethics Watchdog Calls for Investigation into Pattern of Promoting Trump Family Ventures on Government Websites

May 3, 2017
One week after the State Department was forced to apologize for advertising President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort on government websites, American Oversight today called for an investigation into why the taxpayer-funded Voice of America is promoting Ivanka Trump’s new book.

American Oversight Files IG Complaint over State Department Promotion of Mar-A-Lago

April 25, 2017
American Oversight today filed a complaint with the State Department’s Inspector General and the Office of Government Ethics after discovering the State Department is promoting President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort on U.S. embassy websites.

FOIA Request to State Department Regarding an Article Promoting Mar-a-Lago on Government Websites

April 25, 2017
FOIA to State seeking records relating to the creation and distribution of an article promoting the Mar-a-Lago resort on official government websites.

FOIA Request to Multiple Agencies for Ethics Waivers Provided to Political Appointees

March 22, 2017
FOIA request to multiple agencies for ethics waivers provided to political appointees in light of the Office of Government Ethics request for information.