FOIA Number: DOD-20-2936

News Roundup: Investigations into Trump

March 24, 2023
Much of this week’s news has focused on the potential indictment of former President Trump.

DOD Records Following Former Defense Sec. Esper’s Departure

March 1, 2023
Records from the U.S. Department of Defense in response to American Oversight's request for decision memos, communications, and other records following the firing of former Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

American Oversight Sues Defense Department for Top Officials’ Calendars and Communications, Including Related to Jan. 6 Attack

August 26, 2021
American Oversight sued the DOD for failing to release documents that could shed light on the events of Jan. 6 and efforts by former President Trump to staff the department with loyalists.

American Oversight v. DOD – Defense Department Officials’ Calendars and Communications from Final Weeks of Trump Administration

August 25, 2021
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the U.S. Department of Defense seeking the release of agency officials’ communications, decision memos, and calendars from the final weeks of the Trump administration.

Investigations Update: Voting Rights in Georgia, Trump Loyalists at the Pentagon, and Giuliani’s Dubious Investigations

December 22, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into voter-roll purge attempts in Georgia, the White House’s Defense Department politicization, and vaccine-related pressure on the FDA

FOIA to DOD Seeking Communications and Calendars of Top Officials Following Esper’s Departure

December 15, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Defense seeking top officials' communications with the White House and outside entities, emails containing key terms, and calendars. American Oversight seeks these records in light of the firing of former Defense Secretary Mark Esper.