FOIA Number: HHS-18-0082

News Roundup: What Trump Knew, and What We Know

September 10, 2020
We’ve known for months that President Donald Trump has been downplaying the severity of the coronavirus. In the spring, we knew that Covid-19 wasn’t just like the seasonal flu, despite Trump’s reassurances that it was. And we’ve known that the pandemic won’t just “disappear,” no matter how many times the president insists it will.

HHS Contract Records for Specific Consultants

February 7, 2020
Records from the Department of Health and Human Services of contracts with specific communications consultants. American Oversight sought the consulting records of Brett O'Donnell, a CMS communications contractor.

No Records Response from HHS Regarding CMS Contractor Brett O’Donnell

October 19, 2018
Department of Health and Human Services stated that it had no records related to Brett O'Donnell working as a contractor for CMS. American Oversight sought records related to any contracts with Mr. O'Donnell, ethics records, and his resume.

FOIA to HHS Regarding Brett O’Donnell’s Contract

February 7, 2018
FOIA seeking any consulting contract, employment agreement, or any other record reflecting the type and scope of work to be performed by Brett O’Donnell (or his employer).