Entity: Department of Veterans Affairs

News Roundup: Trump’s Enthusiastic Support for New Drug Raises Questions

September 6, 2019
Investigating the administration's approval of Spravato, Trump's potential campaign-finance violations, and the promotion of Trump properties.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

FOIA to VA Seeking Email Communications Between VA Officials and Mar-a-Lago Trio

September 4, 2019
FOIA request to the Department of Veterans Affairs seeking email communications between VA officials and the Mar-a-Lago Trio. American Oversight seeks to shed light on whether the White House and close allies of the president influenced federal action regarding the nasal spray Spravato.

FOIA to VA Seeking Email Communications with the White House Regarding the Anti-Depressant Nasal Spray Spravato

September 4, 2019
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs seeking email communications between VA officials and the White House regarding the anti-depressant nasal spray Spravato (esketamine).

FOIA to VA Seeking Email Communications Between VA Officials and Spravato Manufacturers

September 4, 2019
FOIA request to the Department of Veterans Affairs seeking email communications between VA officials, Janssen, and Johnson & Johnson executives regarding the anti-depressant nasal spray Spravato (esketamine).

FOIA to VA Seeking Emails Sent by VA Officials Regarding an Anti-Depressant Nasal Spray

September 4, 2019
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs seeking email communications from VA officials regarding the anti-depressant nasal spray Spravato (esketamine), on key dates.

FOIA to VA Seeking Communications with Trump Campaign Interests

August 30, 2019
FOIA Request to Department of Veteran Affairs seeking communications from agency officials to President Trump’s reelection campaign or other interests supporting the president’s reelection.

News Roundup: Political Appointees, Lobbyists and Those In Between

August 23, 2019
This week, we sued the VA for failing to preserve emails that top VA officials sent from personal email accounts to three members of Mar-a-Lago.

Complaint: American Oversight and Democracy Forward v. VA and NARA — David Shulkin’s Personal Emails

August 21, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight and Democracy Forward against the National Archives and Records Administration, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Archivist David Ferriero and VA Secretary Robert Wilkie for failing to recover and preserve emails former VA Secretary David Shulkin sent from a personal account used to conduct government business with outside advisers. The Federal Records Act requires the preservation of all agency records.

More Examples of Personal Email Use and Heavy-Handed Outside Influence at the VA

August 13, 2019
New documents provide further examples of the influence that outside groups and individuals — including three members of Mar-a-Lago resort — have exerted on the nation’s veterans policy.

FOIA to VA Seeking Communications with the Office of the Vice President

August 7, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs seeking all communications between certain high-level agency officials and certain senior officials in Vice President Mike Pence’s office.