Entity: Department of Transportation

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 DOT Seeking Emails with White House Officials Involved in Coronavirus Response

March 5, 2020
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) seeking all email communications between agency and White House officials involved in the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

DOT Records Regarding Communications with Elaine Chao’s Family Company

March 4, 2020
Records from the Department of Transportation in response to American Oversight's lawsuit for Secretary Elaine Chao's travel records as well as communications between senior agency officials and parties linked to the Foremost Group — Chao's family company. This lawsuit was filed by American Oversight on behalf of Restore Public Trust.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Coronavirus Daily Briefings and Situation Reports

March 4, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking all daily briefings and situation reports prepared for leadership officials regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Coronavirus Talking Points and Background Materials

March 4, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking all final talking points or background materials prepared for any congressional briefings or hearings or press engagements by leadership officials regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

FOIAs to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications Regarding White House Efforts to Retaliate Against Officials Based on Political Loyalty

February 25, 2020
FOIAs to multiple agencies seeking communications of White House liaisons regarding any efforts to target officials based on perceptions of insufficient political loyalty to the president.

New Lawsuit Seeks Records of Mitch McConnell’s Influence at Transportation, Energy, State Departments

February 21, 2020
American Oversight today sued the Departments of Energy, Transportation, and State for records of communications between officials and the office or campaign of Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOT, DOE, and State – McConnell’s Influence Across the Federal Government

February 21, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of State for communications between high-level agency officials and the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

News Roundup: Trump Has Learned His ‘Lesson’

February 14, 2020
Trump's sights appear to be trained on making the Justice Department his personal political arm for helping allies and punishing perceived enemies.

News Roundup: Evidence of Obstruction

January 24, 2020
We uncovered emails revealing new details about the Ukraine scandal, and the next day, they were on the Senate floor in the impeachment trial.
Representative Jason Crow holds up a heavily-redacted email from the Office of Management and Budget during the Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday