FOIA Number: GSA-18-0527

The Administration’s Attempts to Stonewall Investigations of Trump FBI Headquarters Interference Stumble in Court

April 21, 2020
Two recent federal court rulings found that agencies had conducted inadequate searches for documents American Oversight requested related to the president's influence over a multibillion-dollar project.

Opinion: American Oversight v. GSA, OMB, DOJ and FBI – FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project

April 20, 2020
Opinion issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, ruling that agencies had conducted inadequate searches for records requested by American Oversight.

Records from GSA Regarding the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project

March 15, 2019
Records from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) regarding the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) headquarters consolidation project. American Oversight sought these records to shed light on the project and to determine whether the president’s personal financial interests influenced the future FBI headquarters.

FBI Headquarters Investigation: Agencies Refusing to Search for Records of Trump Interference to Protect Hotel

March 4, 2019
Three federal agencies appear to be stonewalling our investigation into whether Trump canceled a multibillion-dollar FBI relocation project in order to benefit his D.C. hotel.

GSA Letter Withholding Documents Related to White House Meeting on FBI Headquarters

December 21, 2018
General Services Administration letter informing American Oversight that it is withholding in full 52 pages of documents relating to a January 24, 2018, White House meeting with GSA administrator Emily Murphy that may have addressed plans for the FBI Headquarters building near the Trump International Hotel.

No Records and Withheld Records Responses from GSA regarding White House FBI Headquarters Meetings

December 7, 2018
The General Services Administration provided a single letter responding to three separate FOIA requests. The letter states that GSA has no records responsive to American Oversight's FOIA requests for meeting notes, agendas, or other materials related to meetings that took place at the White House regarding the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project on December 20, 2017 or June 15, 2018.  For the meeting that took place in January 2018, GSA claims that any records it has are exempt from release under FOIA.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ, FBI, OMB, and GSA – White House Meetings Regarding FBI Headquarters

October 23, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against DOJ, FBI, OMB, and GSA seeking records of White House meetings regarding the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project.

FOIA to GSA Seeking January Meeting Notes Regarding the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project

August 30, 2018
FOIA to GSA seeking meeting notes, agendas, informational material, readouts, and follow-up conversation notes related to the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project from any White House meetings both in Chief of Staff John Kelly's office and in the Oval Office that may have addressed the topic and that took place on or about January 24, 2018, with GSA Administrator Emily Murphy, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and/or President Donald Trump in attendance.