FOIA Number: COMM-17-0067

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 advisor to the president, used personal email to communicate with federal agencies on hundreds of occasions, the Washington Post reported on November 19, 2018.

Commerce Department Ivanka Trump Emails

November 30, 2017
Records from the Department of Commerce containing emails with Ivanka Trump or her staff during the time period in early 2017 before she became an official member of the White House staff.

No Records Response From Commerce Regarding Ivanka Emails

July 7, 2017
No records response to Commerce to our request for communications between the department and Ivanka Trump.

Watchdog Files Lawsuit to Obtain Ivanka Trump’s Emails

May 17, 2017
American Oversight today sued to obtain emails from the time period at the start of the Trump administration during which Ivanka Trump advised the president and offered input to executive agencies but refused to become a government employee subject to ethics rules.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Department of Commerce et.al. – Ivanka Emails

May 17, 2017
Complaint filed by American Oversight against the Departments of Commerce, Education, Treasury, Labor, and the Small Business Administration for communications with Ivanka Trump.

FOIA to Commerce Seeking Communications and Records of Meetings with Ivanka Trump

March 31, 2017
FOIA to Commerce seeking communications and records of meetings between Ivanka Trump and Commerce officials.