Entity: Department of State

FOIA to State Seeking Communications Regarding Brazilian Assistance for Trump in U.S. Elections

September 15, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of State seeking communications about Trump’s request for election assistance from Brazil using ethanol tariffs.

News Roundup: What Trump Knew, and What We Know

September 10, 2020
We’ve known for months that President Donald Trump has been downplaying the severity of the coronavirus. In the spring, we knew that Covid-19 wasn’t just like the seasonal flu, despite Trump’s reassurances that it was. And we’ve known that the pandemic won’t just “disappear,” no matter how many times the president insists it will.

Investigations Update: Pompeo’s RNC Speech, DeJoy’s Calendars, and Kentucky’s Voter Fraud Task Force

September 9, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Pompeo’s unprecedented convention appearance, the cost of Chad Wolf’s July trip to Portland, and more.

FOIA to State Seeking Dissent Memos Regarding Pompeo’s Appearance at Republican National Convention

September 1, 2020
FOIA request to the State Department seeking dissent memos regarding Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s video appearance at the Republican National Convention.

FOIA to State Seeking Ethics Complaints Regarding Pompeo’s Appearance at Republican National Convention

September 1, 2020
FOIA request to the State Department seeking ethics complaints or concerns regarding Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s video appearance at the Republican National Convention.

FOIA to State Seeking Legal Analyses Regarding Pompeo’s Appearance at Republican National Convention

September 1, 2020
FOIA request to the State Department seeking legal analyses regarding Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s appearance at the Republican National Convention.

FOIA to State Seeking Expenses Associated with Secretary Pompeo’s Speech at Republican National Convention

September 1, 2020
FOIA request to the State Department seeking expenses associated with Secretary Mike Pompeo’s appearance at the Republican National Convention, filmed during official travel to Israel.

FOIA to State Seeking Communications with Republican National Convention Organizers

September 1, 2020
FOIA request to the State Department seeking communications with the organizers of the Republican National Convention.

FOIA to State Seeking Communications Regarding Republican National Convention

September 1, 2020
FOIA request to the State Department regarding Secretary Mike Pompeo’s appearance at the Republican National Convention.

Investigations Update: Attorney General Barr’s Conduct, Airline Industry Influence, and Trump’s Suggestion to Postpone the Election

August 25, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into William Barr’s politicization of the Justice Department and industry’s influence over pandemic relief fund allocation.