Entity: Department of the Interior

BLM Emails Regarding Deputy Director for Policy and Programs William Pendley

September 1, 2020
Bureau of Land Management email communications regarding Deputy Director for Policy and Programs William Pendley.

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.

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.

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.

DOI Records of Communications with White House Counsel Staff Regarding Congressional Oversight

June 17, 2020
Records from the Department of Interior in response to American Oversight's request for records reflecting communications between the agency and the White House Counsel staff regarding congressional oversight in light of the administration's unprecedented efforts to resist oversight.

News Roundup: Georgia’s Disastrous Election, the Administration’s Alarming Protest Response, and Barr’s Troubling Tenure

June 12, 2020
As stirring protests against police brutality gripped the nation’s attention and as the coronavirus continued its tragic spread through multiple states, Georgia held a chaotic primary election.