Entity: Department of the Treasury

News Roundup: The Trump Administration and the Hatch Act

June 14, 2019
Like many norms in the Trump era, the prohibition on federal employees engaging in political activity while at work has been routinely tested by this administration.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway

FOIA to Treasury Seeking Legal Analysis Used by Secretary Mnuchin to Withhold Tax Return Information Requested by Congress

June 13, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Treasury seeking all records reflecting legal analysis relied on by Secretary Mnuchin to refuse to produce tax return information requested by the House Ways and Means Committee.

FOIA to IRS Seeking the Final Memo Concluding that Treasury Must Produce Tax Return Information to Congress

June 13, 2019
FOIA to the Internal Revenue Service seeking the final version of the recently released draft memo concluding that the Department of Treasury is required to produce any tax return information requested by the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

FOIA to Treasury Seeking Talking Points Regarding Any Transfer of Value for U.S. Person Imprisoned in North Korea

June 12, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Treasury seeking final talking points including any discussion of any potential or completed transfer of value—monetary or otherwise—in exchange for the U.S. person imprisoned in North Korea, Otto Warmbier.

FOIA to Treasury Seeking Records Responsive to Chairman Waters’ Letter Regarding a U.S. Person Imprisoned in North Korea

June 12, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Treasury seeking all records provided in response to the May 3, 2019, letter of House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, requesting answers regarding a potential transfer of value for the U.S. person imprisoned in North Korea, Otto Warmbier.

FOIA to Treasury Seeking Communications Between Agency Lawyers and the White House Regarding Congressional Oversight

June 11, 2019
FOIA to Treasury seeking communications between agency lawyers and the White House in light of the administration's unprecedented efforts to resist congressional oversight.

FOIA to Treasury Seeking Communications Between the Agency and the White House Regarding Congressional Oversight

June 11, 2019
FOIA to Treasury seeking communications between the agency and the White House regarding congressional oversight in light of the administration's unprecedented efforts to resist oversight.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Guidance Regarding Congressional Oversight Requests and Subpoenas

June 10, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking guidance from the White House or agency leadership regarding the agency's responses to congressional oversight requests and subpoenas.

FOIA to IRS Seeking Resumes and Ethics Documents of Political Appointees

June 7, 2019
FOIA to IRS seeking resumes, ethics waivers or authorizations, and recusal determinations, as well as SF-50s, for IRS political appointees, including IRS Commissioner Charles (Chuck) Rettig, former Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter, and IRS Chief Counsel Michael J. Desmond.

FOIA to Treasury Seeking Communications with the Blackstone Group

June 4, 2019
FOIA to Treasury seeking communications with members of the Blackstone Group and the Saudi-backed Public Investment Fund, following Secretary Ross’s meeting with representatives of these groups.