Entity: Department of State

News Roundup: Continuing Our Investigation of Coronavirus Response

March 13, 2020
As we all take steps to mitigate the severity of the outbreak, American Oversight is continuing to investigate the Trump administration’s troublingly inadequate response to the crisis.

State Records of Communications and Calendar Entries for Ukraine Special Representative Kurt Volker

March 10, 2020
Department of State records in response to American Oversight’s request for calendar entries and specific communications of Ukraine Special Representative Kurt Volker, who had reportedly assisted the president’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani in his efforts to meet Ukrainian officials to encourage an investigation of the president’s perceived political opponents.

No Records Response from State Regarding Communications about Ukraine Envoy Kurt Volker’s Contacts with Rudy Giuliani

March 10, 2020
The Department of State stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for records reflecting communications of Ukraine Envoy Kurt Volker with or about the president’s personal lawyers. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on any potential efforts to influence Ukrainian investigations of President Trump’s potential political opponents.

FOIA to State Seeking Records Concerning Gordon Sondland’s Firing and Jennifer Williams’ Reassignment

March 9, 2020
FOIA to the Department of State seeking records concerning the dismissal of Ambassador Gordon Sondland and reassignment of Jennifer Williams.

FOIA to State Seeking Report on Coronavirus Disinformation

March 9, 2020
FOIA to the Department of State seeking the Global Engagement Center report on coronavirus disinformation on social media.

FOIA to State Seeking Emails and Other Evidence Concerning Coronavirus Disinformation

March 9, 2020
FOIA to the Department of State seeking emails sent by Lea Gabrielle, special envoy and coordinator of the Global Engagement Center, containing key terms likely to relate to coronavirus disinformation and reports concerning coronavirus disinformation.

FOIA to State Seeking Evidence Concerning Coronavirus Disinformation Provided to Social Media Companies

March 9, 2020
FOIA to State seeking evidence provided to social media companies concerning coronavirus disinformation.

Complaint: Bartlett v. State – Records Referencing Lawrence Bartlett

March 6, 2020
Lawsuit filed by Lawrence Bartlett, represented by American Oversight, against the Department of State for records reflecting emails or correspondence sent or received by specific officials from other U.S. government agencies that reference Bartlett by name or title between January 20, 2017, and March 20, 2018.

News Roundup: Rising Coronavirus Fears and Sinking Public Trust

March 6, 2020
The uncertainty and fear surrounding the coronavirus have laid bare the deadly consequences of President Donald Trump’s demand for obsequious loyalty and a refusal to take responsibility for mistakes.

FOIA to State Seeking State’s Investigative Report of Pompeo Storage Unit Burglary

March 6, 2020
FOIA to State seeking Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s investigative report regarding a November 2018 burglary of Pompeo congressional campaign’s storage units.