Entity: Securities and Exchange Commission

Investigations Update: Family Separation, Unmarked Law Enforcement, and Trump’s Campaign Rallies

June 30, 2020
Here’s a look at the investigations our team has been pursuing through public records requests and Freedom of Information Act litigation in the last week.

FOIA to SEC for Emails of High-Ranking Officials Regarding a Federal Probe into Senators Loeffler and Inhofe

June 24, 2020
FOIA request to the Securities and Exchange Commission for the email communications of specific, high-ranking officials regarding a now-closed federal probe into Senators Kelly Loeffler and Jim Inhofe.

No Records Response from SEC Regarding Shadow Banking Regulations

March 24, 2020
No Records Response from Securities and Exchange Commission in response to American Oversight's request for external communications regarding the regulation of nonbank financial entities.

FOIA to SEC Regarding Shadow Bank Regulation

February 13, 2020
FOIA to the Securities and Exchange Commission seeking external communications regarding the regulation of nonbank financial entities.

FOIA to the SEC Seeking Communications with Financial Institutions Regarding Leveraged Loans

October 22, 2019
FOIA request to the Securities and Exchange Commission seeking communications with key individuals in Congress, various trade associations, and financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Bank of America regarding leveraged loans.

NRR from SEC Regarding Communications between Allison Herren Lee and Ira Greenstein

October 21, 2019
The Securities and Exchange Commission stated that it had no records of communications between Allison Herren Lee and Ira Greenstein. American Oversight sought to determine if Ira Greenstein used his influence to advertise for private companies.

News Roundup: Trump’s Enthusiastic Support for New Drug Raises Questions

September 6, 2019
Investigating the administration's approval of Spravato, Trump's potential campaign-finance violations, and the promotion of Trump properties.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

FOIA to SEC Seeking Communications with former White House Deputy Assistant to the President and Strategist Ira Greenstein


September 4, 2019
FOIA to the Securities and Exchange Commission asking for communications with former White House Deputy Assistant to the President and Strategist Ira Greenstein. This FOIA was seeking communications after Ira Greenstein reached out to SEC Commissioner Jay Clayton to discuss a “pretty interesting Crypto solution” and offered to help set up a meeting between Clayton and another party.

SEC Withheld Records Response Regarding Communications Concerning Amazon from 2018

August 23, 2019
Response from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stating that the commission is withholding records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications concerning Amazon, Jeff Bezos, or AWS during 2018. American Oversight sought these records to learn if the SEC has been involved in President Trump’s public criticism of Amazon and Bezos.

SEC Communications Concerning Amazon from 2018

June 20, 2019
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) emails containing the terms “Amazon” or “Bezos” or “AWS.” American Oversight requested these records to learn if the SEC has been involved in President Trump’s public criticism of Amazon and Jeff Bezos.