Entity: Department of the Interior

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 NPS Regarding White House Rose Garden Donations

August 24, 2020
FOIA request to the National Park Service seeking records of any donors and donations for the White House Rose Garden Redesign Project.

DOI Calendars of Senior Political Appointees Scott Hommel, Vincent DeVito, Andrea Travnicek, and Rick May

August 17, 2020
Department of Interior calendars for senior political appointees Vincent DeVito, Andrea Travnicek, and Rick May. Timeframe includes March 2017 through February 2019.

Investigations Update: ‘Burrowing In,’ Voter Fraud Task Forces, and Federal Law Enforcement

July 28, 2020
Our latest investigations into political appointees moving to permanent positions, the designation of "antifa" as a terrorist group, and state-level voter fraud task forces.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records Regarding Political Appointees Converting to Career Status

July 20, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking SF-50s for political appointees converting to career status, as well as records to identify requests and responses from OPM regarding passing over preference eligibles.

Investigations Update: Family Separation, Unmarked Law Enforcement, and Trump’s Campaign Rallies

June 30, 2020
Here’s a look at the investigations our team has been pursuing through public records requests and Freedom of Information Act litigation in the last week.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies for Records Related to Unidentified Federal Police, Use of Force Guidelines, and Deployment Orders at Protests

June 25, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records reflecting directives and guidance given to federal police forces regarding self-identification and display of badges and uniforms, use of force guidelines, or deployment orders.

BLM Emails Regarding Deputy Director for Policy and Programs William Pendley

June 24, 2020
Bureau of Land Management email communications regarding Deputy Director for Policy and Programs William Pendley.

No Records Response from DOI Regarding Acting Director Pendley’s Communications and Activities

June 22, 2020
The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for records reflecting communications between Acting Director William Perry Pendley and industry interests.

No Records Response from DOI Regarding Federal Spending at Trump Properties

June 18, 2020
The Department of the Interior stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for records regarding federal spending at Trump properties, including any guidance issued regarding the use of Trump properties for official business, as well as any expenses paid to Trump properties.