Following reports that high-level Trump administration officials expressed concern about the “loyalty” of career civil servants at the State Department, and even explored ways to “purge” some of those career employees from their positions. American Oversight submitted this FOIA to determine whether similar conversations occurred at other agencies.
American Oversight has uncovered the identities, job titles, and resumes of hundreds of political appointees that the Trump administration has installed at cabinet agencies across the government - and that information has been helping journalists investigate and cover the workings of the administration.
Records from USTR in response to our FOIA request for the calendars of the USTR, USTR for the Western Hemisphere, USTR General Counsel, and USTR Chief of Staff. These records contain USTR Ambassador Robert Lighthizer calendars.