FOIA Number: HHS-FDA-20-0498

New Records Include Private Executives’ Emails with Hahn, Kushner

May 27, 2021
American Oversight has obtained new emails from 2020 in which Trump officials fielded requests from private-sector representatives, in some cases requesting assistance from top public health officials.

Emails from Spring 2020 Show Prominent TV Personalities Sending Requests About Hydroxychloroquine Trials

May 18, 2021
American Oversight has obtained records in which Dr. Mehmet Oz asked for federal assistance with obtaining hydroxychloroquine, a drug dubiously promoted by Trump as a coronavirus treatment.

FDA Communications with White House Officials Involved in Federal Covid-19 Response

March 29, 2021
Records released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in response to American Oversight’s request for all email communications between agency and White House officials involved in the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. These records include communications and calendar entries reflecting contact between FDA and White House officials from March to April 2020.

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.

An Update on American Oversight’s Coronavirus Investigation: New Lawsuits and Requests

April 23, 2020
With three lawsuits and more than 400 public records requests filed, American Oversight intends to get to the bottom of what has been happening behind the scenes in the Trump administration’s mismanaged pandemic response.
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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 FDA Seeking Emails with White House Officials Involved in Coronavirus Response

March 5, 2020
FOIA to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking all email communications between agency and White House officials involved in the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.