FOIA Number: HHS-20-0494

In the Documents: White House Pandemic Communications Efforts

November 2, 2020
Since the early days of the pandemic, the White House has often exhibited more apparent concern with managing public relations than with controlling the virus.

The Federal Government’s Latest Attempt to Delay the Release of Coronavirus Documents

June 23, 2020
Federal agencies have indicated they are attempting to delay the release of records related to White House efforts to control information — for up to two years.

Joint Status Report: American Oversight v. HHS, FDA, NIAID, CMS – Coronavirus Communications Directives

June 22, 2020
Joint Status Report filed by American Oversight and the Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in American Oversight’s lawsuit seeking email communications between agency and White House officials involved in the federal government’s coronavirus response, and any directives, orders, or guidance from HHS or the White House regarding public communications or press strategy.

Complaint: American Oversight v. HHS, FDA, NIAID, CMS – Coronavirus Communications Directives

April 23, 2020
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for email communications between agency and White House officials involved in the federal government’s coronavirus response, and any directives, orders, or guidance from HHS or the White House regarding public communications or press strategy.

News Roundup: Rising Coronavirus Fears and Sinking Public Trust

March 6, 2020
The uncertainty and fear surrounding the coronavirus have laid bare the deadly consequences of President Donald Trump’s demand for obsequious loyalty and a refusal to take responsibility for mistakes.

FOIA to HHS Seeking Emails with White House Officials Involved in Coronavirus Response

March 5, 2020
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking all email communications between agency and White House officials involved in the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.