Entity: Department of Veterans Affairs

Records from VA Regarding Trump Appointees Accusing Career Staff of Disloyalty

November 16, 2018
Records from the Department of Veterans Affairs in response to American Oversight's request for records regarding accusations of career staff of disloyalty. American Oversight sought these records to determine if career holdover employees from the Obama administration are being subjected to retaliation.

No Records Response From VA Regarding Office Renovations

November 13, 2018
No records responses from VA in response to our request for office renovation records.

VA Records Concerning Response to 2017 Charlottesville Violence

November 7, 2018
Records from the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding the Trump Administration's response to the white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017. The records include emails showing that a senior Trump appointee at the VA blocked the department's chief diversity officer from sending out a statement condemning white nationalists.

No Records Response from VA Regarding Verschoor Communications with Anti-Immigrant Groups

October 30, 2018
The Department of Veterans Affairs stated that it had no records of communications between Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs Thayer Verschoor and non-governmental email accounts about immigration and other Trump campaign issues.

Complaint: American Oversight v. VA and DOD – Mar-a-Lago Crowd Influence

October 25, 2018
Lawsuit seeking records from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense regarding the role that three members of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club may have had in shaping policy decisions.

FOIA to VA Seeking Updated Calendars for Senior Staff Officials

October 17, 2018
FOIA to VA seeking calendars for Robert Wilkie, Jacquelyn Hayes-Byrd, David Shulkin, Peter O'Rourke, Thayer Verschoor, and anyone who has served as White House Liaison since January 20, 2017.

FOIA to VA Seeking Communications with Outside Influences

August 23, 2018
FOIA to VA seeking communications with outside entities to shed light on the influence of the conservative group Concerned Veterans for America and the so-called "Mar-a-Lago trio" on policy decisions affecting America's veterans.

No Records Response from VA’s OPA Regarding Ethics Guidance on staying at Trump Organization Properties

August 4, 2018
Veteran's Affairs Office of Public Affairs stated that it had no records of any ethical guidance regarding federal employees staying at or otherwise spending money at Trump-owned properties.

VA Political Appointee Resumes, Ethics Waivers and SF-50s

July 31, 2018
Resumes, SF-50s and Ethics Waivers of political appointees in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

FOIA to VA Seeking Thayer Verschoor Communications

July 23, 2018
FOIA to VA seeking Thayer Verschoor communications with Joe Arpaio, Steve Pierce, any employee or representative of Alliance Defending Freedom, or any employee or representative of Center for Arizona Policy and any email containing terms to shed light on his prejudice beliefs that could impact his work at VA.