Entity: White House

Why Congress — and the American People — Deserve to See Trump’s Tax Returns

April 17, 2019
You just filed your taxes with the IRS — it's time for Trump to share his with you.

News Roundup: Turning to the Courts

April 5, 2019
The Trump administration has proved uniquely uncooperative with Congress’ requests. This week, House committees exercised their subpoena power.

CEQ Emails Regarding Potential Attempts to Purge Career Employees

April 4, 2019
Council on Environmental Quality records attempting to discern whether political appointees targeted career employees they perceived to be disloyal to the current administration.

The Trump Administration’s Disrespect for Constitutional Checks and Balances Earns It Congressional Subpoenas

April 3, 2019
The administration's uncooperative position is not only questionable — it stands in the way of Congress' important constitutional functions.

What Congressional Subpoena Power Means for Oversight

April 3, 2019
Three months after they took control of the House, new committee chairs are finally exercising their subpoena power.

USTR Communications with Stephen Miller

March 20, 2019
U.S. Trade Representative emails with and about White House adviser Stephen Miller.

No Records Response from CEQ for Happer Communications

March 19, 2019
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's FOIA request for communications between CEQ employees and Dr. William Happer. In early 2019, the White House announced it intended to create a new committee, headed by Happer, to challenge established climate science.

USTR Records Related to Communications with Boyden Gray

March 4, 2019
United States Trade Representative records related to communications or meetings with Boyden Gray.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications with Ballard Partners

February 14, 2019
FOIA Request to multiple agencies lobbied by lobbying firm Ballard Partners seeking communications with Trump administration political appointees. Florida-based Ballard Partners has grown rapidly due to its connections with the Trump administration, and this request seeks to uncover Ballard's influence on the administration.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records of Reimbursements Prior to the Government Shutdown

February 7, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records of reimbursements given to appointees to expenses such as payments associated with travel, housing, the cost of government transportation, airfare, lodging, meals, per diem payments, rental vehicles, overtime payments, or any payments made via government-issued charge cards or travel from before the 35-day government shutdown.