Entity: Small Business Administration

American Oversight Expands Its Investigation of Administration’s Improper Email Use

November 29, 2018
After last week’s Washington Post report that Ivanka Trump used a personal email account for official business on hundreds of occasions, American Oversight is continuing its investigation not just into the extent to which the president’s daughter and senior adviser violated records rules, but also into whether such risky actions extended to other officials within Trump’s cabinet.

FOIA to SBA Seeking Administrator McMahon Personal Email Communications

November 29, 2018
FOIA to SBA seeking communications from SBA administrator McMahon sent from a non-government email address, as well as any emails forwarded to her government address. This FOIA was filed to see if agency heads are complying with the Presidential Records Act.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications with Cohen and Lewandowski to Determine Influence

November 28, 2018
FOIA to DOE, CBP, OMB, SBA, and USTR seeking communications with Michael Cohen, Essential Consultants, Corey Lewandowski, Jason Osborne, Mike Rubino, Barry Bennett, and Turnberry Solutions LLC to determine if Cohen and Lewandowski have used their connection to the president for personal benefit.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications Regarding Ivanka Trump’s Use of Personal Email

November 20, 2018
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking communications with the agencies, the White House, and Ivanka Trump’s law firms regarding Ivanka Trump and her use of personal email.

Ivanka Trump Email Investigation Sparked by American Oversight FOIAs

November 19, 2018
FOIA requests filed by American Oversight prompted the discovery by White House officials that Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Trump and a top adviser to the president, used personal email to communicate with federal agencies on hundreds of occasions, the Washington Post reported on November 19, 2018.

SBA Administrator McMahon’s Calendars

October 4, 2018
Limited version of SBA administrator McMahon's calendars. American Oversight later requested a more detailed version.

SBA Emails Regarding Career Holdovers

July 26, 2018
Small Business Administration emails regarding potential retribution against career holdover employees.

SBA Calendar Entries for Eric Jones

June 18, 2018
Small Business Administration calendar entries for Eric Jones who served as Deputy Chief of Staff from January 2017 until April of 2018. These were obtained as part of standard calendars request for political appointees.

SBA Political Appointee Resumes

April 10, 2018
The Small Business Administration responded to our FOIA request providing names, job titles, and resumes for a number of the political appointees at the agency.

SBA Ethics Pledges Signed by Political Appointees

April 2, 2018
Documents from SBA in response to our FOIA request for ethics pledges and Oaths of Offices signed by all presidentially appointed employees (including those confirmed by the Senate).