Entity: White House

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.

CEQ Emails Regarding Potential Attempts to Purge Career Employees

January 31, 2019
Council on Environmental Quality records attempting to discern whether political appointees targeted career employees they perceived to be disloyal to the current administration.

Court Orders Trump Administration to Turn Over More Voter-Fraud Commission Records

January 28, 2019
A federal court ordered the now-disbanded voter-fraud commission to turn over additional documents to Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap by the end of February.

White House Memo Appointing Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General on November 8, 2018.

January 28, 2019
White House Memo appointing Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General on November 8, 2018.

Order: Dunlap v. PACEI – Release of Additional Documents

January 28, 2019
Order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia instructing the Trump administration to release additional documents from the Presidential Advisory Committee on Election Integrity (PACEI) to Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap, who served on the commission before it was disbanded in January 2018.

CEQ Official Urged Senators to Voice Support for President’s Infrastructure Plans

January 18, 2019
Former CEQ official Alex Herrgott pushed Senate staffers in 2018 to ask their bosses to voice support for the administration’s infrastructure plans, going so far as to feed them lines.
President Donald Trump delivers remarks on infrastructure initiative at inland waterway site Wednesday June 7, 2017, at Rivertown Marina in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

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.

No Records Response from OSTP Regarding Ethics Guidance on Staying at Trump Organization Properties

November 15, 2018
The White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy stated that it had no records of any ethical guidance regarding federal employees staying at or otherwise spending money at Trump-owned properties.

DOJ Records Related to Brett Kavanaugh’s Work in the Bush White House

September 17, 2018
Records released by the Department of Justice in response to litigation from watchdog group Fix the Court, represented by American Oversight, relating to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's work as a White House aide in the George W. Bush administration. The records include correspondence between Kavanaugh and officials at the DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel.