FOIA Number: ED-17-0092

FOIA In Action: Helping Journalists Expose Questionable Behavior By Trump’s Appointees

November 2, 2017
American Oversight has been investigating questionable behaviors by Trump's political appointees. Our FOIAs have helped journalists report on many conflicts of interests, such as using personal email for government business and high-level political figures hosting events at Trump properties.

Motion for Extension and Opposition to Motion American Oversight v Department of Education

October 27, 2017
Motion for extension filed by the Department of Education, along with American Oversight’s opposition to the request for an extension.

Status Report American Oversight v Department of Education Calendars

October 27, 2017
Status report filed by American Oversight in our lawsuit seeking the release of calendar of political appointees at the Department of Education. Education released a number of calendars to American Oversight but included a number of redactions and has failed to provide all of the information we sought.

Unexcused Absences: DeVos Calendars Show Frequent Days Off

October 27, 2017
American Oversight obtained Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' calendars from her first six months in office. Our analysis found that she took at least 11 long weekends, and she only completed a full day of work about 2/3 of the time.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Department of Education – DeVos Calendars

June 26, 2017
Complaint filed by American Oversight against the Department of Education seeking calendars and call logs for Secretary Betsy DeVos and records from other senior political appointees at the department.