Entity: Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

News Roundup: Investigating the Administration’s Response to Domestic Terrorism

August 9, 2019
American Oversight has been investigating the administration’s response to domestic terrorism and acts of violence.

FOIA to USTR Seeking Communications with Stephen Miller and Robert Gabriel Jr.

August 5, 2019
FOIA to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative seeking communications with or about Robert Gabriel Jr. and Stephen Miller. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on the influence of Stephen Miller on immigration and trade policy, including through his top aide.

FOIA to the U.S. Trade Representative Seeking Communications with Lobbyist Matthew Schlapp Regarding Trade and Health Issues

July 16, 2019
FOIA to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative seeking communications with Matt Schlapp or with his lobbying firm Cove Strategies—which has registered new clients since President Trump took office and has contacted agencies regarding trade issues.

News Roundup: The Trump Administration and the Hatch Act

June 14, 2019
Like many norms in the Trump era, the prohibition on federal employees engaging in political activity while at work has been routinely tested by this administration.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway

FOIA to USTR Seeking Records Related to Communications with Frank Luntz

June 14, 2019
FOIA to Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Seeking Records Related to Communications with Frank Luntz

FOIA to USTR Seeking Communications with Zekelman Industries

June 12, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Trade Representative seeking email communications and calendar entries for meetings between senior appointees and Zekelman Industries.

No Records Response from USTR Regarding Communications on WhatsApp Between Jared Kushner and Ambassador Lighthizer

May 29, 2019
No records response from USTR regarding communications on WhatsApp between Jared Kushner and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

News Roundup: Above the Law

May 3, 2019
From his mixing of business with public service to his resistance to congressional investigations, Trump and his administration have been operating as if they are above the law.

FOIA to USTR Seeking WhatsApp Messages Between Jared Kushner and Lighthizer

May 1, 2019
FOIA to USTR seeking WhatsApp messages between Jared Kushner and Ambassador Lighthizer.

No Records Response from USTR Regarding Sharing Nuclear Technology with Saudi Arabia.

April 12, 2019
U.S Trade Representative stated that it had no record of sharing nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia. American Oversight asked for records with key words including "Marshall Plan," "IP3," "Barrack," and "Colonel Northstar."