Entity: White House

FOIA to USTR Seeking Communications Regarding Harley-Davidson

July 13, 2018
FOIA to USTR regarding the Trump administration's response to Harley Davidson's announcement that they're moving production overseas. This FOIA is seeking communications between Harley-Davidson Motor Company and political appointees in various offices at USTR, as well as communications containing terms related to Harley-Davidson.

Investigation Update: Tax Reform

July 12, 2018
American Oversight has been investigating the Trump administration’s overhaul of the federal tax code. The negotiations for the tax reform bill passed last December took place largely behind closed doors, but the public has a right to know how that bill was written, whether the administration and Congress were truthful about the changes they made, and who will really benefit.

Motion: American Oversight v. HHS and OMB – Health Care Emails

July 10, 2018
American Oversight motion asking the court to dismiss the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means from our Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking the release of Trump administration health care communications.

OMB Ethics Pledges for Political Appointees

June 29, 2018
Ethics pledges signed by Office of Management and Budget political appointees, including Director Mick Mulvaney.

Court Orders Voter Fraud Commission to Release Records to Secretary Dunlap by July 18

June 27, 2018
A federal judge ruled in favor of Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap today and ordered President Trump's now-disbanded voter fraud commission to turn over documents to Dunlap by July 18, 2018. American Oversight represented Dunlap, who served on the commission, in his lawsuit seeking access to information about the commission's work.

Opinion: Dunlap v. PACEI

June 27, 2018
Opinion in Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap's lawsuit against PACEI ordering the now-defunct voter fraud commission to turn over the records he was denied when serving on the commission.

CEQ Emails Regarding Potential Attempts to Purge Career Employees

June 15, 2018
Council on Environmental Quality records attempting to discern whether political appointees targeted career employees they perceived to be disloyal to the current administration.

American Oversight and CREW Request Trump Stop Destroying Presidential Records

June 14, 2018
Following reports that President Trump has a habit of ripping up presidential documents including memos, letters, and notes, and that the White House fired the staffers who had been tasked with taping them back together, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and American Oversight called on the Trump Administration to fully comply with the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and preserve all presidential records.

FOIA to OMB Seeking Scheduler Communications with Outside Entities

June 14, 2018
FOIA to OMB seeking communications between all schedulers and advance team personnel for OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, or other personnel with such scheduling or advance responsibilities, and any external entities or individuals. This FOIA is seeking records to shed light on the priorities of high-ranking government officials within the agency.

USTR Emails Reveal Tensions, Inconsistencies in Trump Administration’s NAFTA Strategy

June 6, 2018
Emails obtained by American Oversight show that in a hasty attempt to scrap and replace NAFTA, USTR and the administration alienated stakeholders, rushed through processes for soliciting comment, and even held contradictory public positions.