Entity: Department of Veterans Affairs

No Records Response from VA Concerning Communications with the Office of the Vice President

June 22, 2020
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications between certain high-level agency officials and certain senior officials in Vice President Mike Pence's office.

No Records Response from VA Regarding Communications with Concerned Veterans for America

June 15, 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications with the group Concerned Veterans for America.

No Records Response from VA Regarding Communications About a Sexual Assault Allegation

June 9, 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for senior officialsÕ communications concerning a sexual assault allegation filed by a House staffer.

News Roundup: Trump and Barr Unleash Attack on Protesters — and the Constitution

June 5, 2020
The irony of protests against police brutality being met with violent escalation by law enforcement is perhaps matched only by the authoritarianism of the president and attorney general. 
(Photo: Ted Eytan)

FOIA to VA Seeking Email to Powers Regarding House Staffer Who Reported Sexual Assault

June 4, 2020
FOIA to Veterans Affairs seeking email to VA Chief of Staff Powers regarding House staffer who reported sexual assault, in light of reports that Rep. Crenshaw discussed her with Secretary Wilkie.

FOIA to VA Requesting Secretary Wilkie’s Personal Emails and Texts Concerning Agency Business

June 4, 2020
FOIA to Veterans Affairs seeking all electronic messages from personal devices for Secretary Wilkie concerning government business after American Oversight obtained records showing that Wilkie used his personal accounts for official communications.

VA Email Communications Regarding the Use of Personal Email for Official Business

May 27, 2020
Records from the Department of Veterans Affairs in response to American Oversight's request for instructions by former Secretary Shulkin or former Acting Secretary O’Rourke directing subordinates to use personal email accounts for official communications or otherwise providing personal contact information.

No Records Response from VA Regarding Guidance for Officials Participating in Campaign Events

May 21, 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs stated that it had no guidance records regarding the participation of top-level agency officials in Trump campaign events.

No Records Response from VA Regarding Communications with Individuals Pushing Questionable Coronavirus Treatments

May 19, 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs stated it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications with individuals supporting questionable coronavirus treatments.

News Roundup: The Subversion of Justice at the Justice Department

May 15, 2020
From investigations into the president’s perceived enemies to interference in the criminal cases of Trump allies like Flynn and Roger Stone, the ongoing politicization of the department is a dangerous threat to the rule of law.