Entity: DOT - Federal Aviation Administration

FOIA to DOT Regarding FAA Employee’s Participation in Jan. 6 Attack on Capitol

September 8, 2021
FOIA to the Department of Transportation seeking Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) email communications of FAA employee Kevin Strong about the planning and aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Strong was present at the riot and has been arrested and charged for his participation.

Investigations Update: Attorney General Barr’s Conduct, Airline Industry Influence, and Trump’s Suggestion to Postpone the Election

August 25, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into William Barr’s politicization of the Justice Department and industry’s influence over pandemic relief fund allocation.

FOIA to FAA Seeking Communications with Airline Industry Representatives Regarding Covid-19

August 18, 2020
FOIA request seeking Federal Aviation Administration email communications with airline industry representatives in March 2020 regarding the coronavirus stimulus package.

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 FAA Seeking Records Regarding the Authorization for Low-Flying Maneuvers in Washington, D.C.

June 3, 2020
FOIA to the Federal Aviation Administration seeking records regarding authorization for the U.S. military to employ military helicopters against protesters in Washington, D.C., including through the use of low-flying maneuvers in between city buildings.

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

FOIA to FAA Seeking Communications with Former Ambassador Haley

January 22, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requesting communications between FAA officials and Nikki Haley, who serves on Boeing's Board of Directors, about Boeing.

News Roundup: Setbacks for Freedom of Information

June 28, 2019
Supreme Court decisions, limits on FOIA, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's D.C. landlord.
(Photo: Paul A. Fagan)

Trump Nominates Another Defense-Industry Insider as Pentagon Chief

June 25, 2019
American Oversight has filed FOIA requests seeking any recusal determinations and ethics waivers for recently nominated Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a former lobbyist for Raytheon.

FOIA to FAA Seeking Email Communications with Raytheon Lobbyists

June 25, 2019
FOIA to FAA seeking email communications with Raytheon lobbyists, including former lobbyist and current Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper.