Entity: National Archives and Records Administration

Answer: American Oversight and Democracy Forward v. State Department et al.

January 10, 2020
Answer filed by the government in response to the Federal Records Act lawsuit brought by American Oversight and the Democracy Forward Foundation against the State Department, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the National Archives, and Archivist David Ferriero under the Federal Records Act to compel the defendants to preserve and recover any records of meetings between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Lawsuit over Administration’s Unlawful Seizure of Trump-Putin Meeting Notes Moves Forward

December 11, 2019
A federal judge rejected the government’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the administration had committed a serious violation of federal records laws after a 2017 meeting between Trump and Putin.

NARA Records Regarding Folder Title List for White House Counsel Files Related to Neomi Rao

October 24, 2019
Records from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in response to American Oversight's request for a folder title list of files related to Neomi Rao's service as associate counsel and special assistant to George W. Bush.

NARA, CIA, and DOJ Records from Kavanaugh Work in Bush White House

September 30, 2019
Files from the CIA, Justice Department, and National Archives containing emails from Justice Brett Kavanaugh's time working in the White House under President George W. Bush. These records were released by the agencies in late 2018 and early 2019 in response to Freedom of Information Act litigation brought by six members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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.

Groups Sue Pompeo for Refusing to Address Trump’s Unlawful Efforts to Hide Putin Meeting Notes

June 18, 2019
The president seized the notes illegally — federal law requires the secretary of state to preserve agency records and refer illegal conduct to the Justice Department.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Complaint: American Oversight and Democracy Forward v. State Department et.al.

June 18, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight and Democracy Forward Foundation against the State Department, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the National Archives, and Archivist David Ferriero under the Federal Records Act to compel the defendants to preserve and recover any records of meetings between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Flashback: The First Time Robert Mueller Wrote Memos to William Barr about Special Counsel Investigations

April 9, 2019
Thousands of pages of uncovered documents present snapshots of the first Bush administration’s final year, from correspondence about past scandals to memos from Mueller to Barr.

FOIA to NARA Seeking Folder Title List for White House Counsel Files Related to Neomi Rao

March 26, 2019
FOIA to NARA seeking a folder title list of files related to Neomi Rao's service as Associate Counsel and Special Assistant to President George W. Bush.

FOIA to NARA Seeking Records of the White House Counsel’s Office Related to Don Willett

February 22, 2019
FOIA to the National Archives Records and Records Administration and George W. Bush Library seeking records of the White House Counsel’s Office related to U.S. Circuit Judge Don Willett’s past service as Special Assistant to the President George W. Bush and Director of Law and Policy for the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.