Entity: Commerce - International Trade Administration

Investigations Update: State and Local Officials Involved in Capitol Attack

January 26, 2021
See the latest in our investigations into the events leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, including the involvement of state attorneys general and local government officials.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records Concerning Political Appointees Converting to Career Status

January 21, 2021
FOIA records request to multiple agencies seeking SF-50s for political appointees converting to career status, as well as records to identify requests and responses from the Office of Personnel Management regarding passing over preference eligibles.

Investigations Update: New Kentucky Voter Fraud Task Force Lawsuit, and Our Supreme Court Short List Investigation

September 23, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into Trump’s potential Supreme Court nominees, the CDC’s removal of updated Covid-19 guidelines, and foreign interference in U.S. elections.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications Regarding Potential Election Support for Trump from China

September 18, 2020
FOIA request to multiple agencies seeking communications about President Trump’s request for election assistance from China.

ITA Records Regarding Tariffs from 2017 and 2018

September 27, 2019
International Trade Administration (ITA) records in response to American Oversight's request for communications with various steel, aluminum, sugar, and other industry associations regarding tariffs. These records are from 2017 and 2018.

ITA Emails Regarding Harley-Davidson Moving Production Abroad from June 2018

September 17, 2019
International Trade Administration (ITA) emails regarding Harley-Davidson moving company productions abroad from June 2018.

No Records Response from Commerce ITA Regarding Talking Points for Nuclear Exports Plan with Saudi Arabia

June 20, 2019
The Commerce Department's International Trade Administration stated that it had no records of talking points mentioning certain key words, such as "Marshall Plan" and "Westinghouse." American Oversight sought these records after a report by the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform revealed how, in the early days of the Trump administration, senior White House officials worked outside standard policymaking processes to advance a nuclear exports plan involving sharing nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia. The report highlights serious conflict of interest concerns and extensive undue influence from officials outside government. It also notes that President Trump reportedly held a meeting on the topic of sharing nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia as recently as February 12, 2019.

Investigating the Trump Administration’s Efforts to Sell Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia

March 12, 2019
American Oversight has filed FOIA requests across the administration to find out more about Trump administration appointees' push to sell U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, First Lady Melania Trump, and President Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on May 21, 2017

FOIA to ITA Seeking Talking Points and Decision Memos About Nuclear Technology

March 8, 2019
FOIA to the International Trade Administration seeking final talking points, records reflecting final decisions, and internal assessments including certain key terms related to nuclear technology sharing.

FOIA to ITA Seeking Communications with National Security Council Personnel

March 8, 2019
FOIA to the International Trade Administration seeking communications between high-ranking agency officials and certain members of the National Security Council.