Entity: White House

Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s ‘Absolute Immunity’ Claims

July 9, 2020
The president is not above the law.
United States Supreme Court Building

News Roundup: One Firing, Multiple Scandals

May 22, 2020
Trump's firing of the State Department's inspector general has unearthed a series of concerning stories about the conduct of the very person who pressed for the firing — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Directives from the White House Regarding the Reopening of the Federal Government

May 20, 2020
FOIA to the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management seeking directives from the White House regarding the reopening of the federal government.

No Records Response from USTR Regarding Importing Coronavirus Treatments

May 11, 2020
The office of the United States Trade Representative stated that it had no records regarding the importation of coronavirus treatments.

The Administration’s Attempts to Stonewall Investigations of Trump FBI Headquarters Interference Stumble in Court

April 21, 2020
Two recent federal court rulings found that agencies had conducted inadequate searches for documents American Oversight requested related to the president's influence over a multibillion-dollar project.

Opinion: American Oversight v. GSA, OMB, DOJ and FBI – FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project

April 20, 2020
Opinion issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, ruling that agencies had conducted inadequate searches for records requested by American Oversight.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Mark Meadows’s Emails with Agencies

April 7, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking Mark Meadows’s emails with agency officials in light of Meadows’s appointment to White House Chief of Staff.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Mark Meadows’s Texts with Agencies

April 7, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking Mark Meadows’s text messages with agency officials in light of Meadows’s appointment to White House Chief of Staff.

News Roundup: Whose Stockpile, and Which States?

April 3, 2020
It shouldn’t be surprising that the president, who downplayed the crisis until just a few weeks ago, is once again avoiding taking responsibility.

Opinion and Order: American Oversight v. OMB – FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project

March 31, 2020
Opinion and order issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruling that the Office of Management and Budget had unlawfully restricted its search for records requested under FOIA by American Oversight, and that it must conduct a new search reasonably designed to capture the records.