FOIA Number: HUD-17-0235

Emails Show Political Interference with FOIA and Resistance to Transparency at HUD

August 14, 2018
Documents obtained by American Oversight show that Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials circumvented standard Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) policies to deal with politically-sensitive requests related to the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and complained about inquiries from members of Congress.

HUD Emails Regarding the Handling of FOIA Requests

May 14, 2018
HUD records of communications sent or received by political appointees or SES staff regarding FOIA requests. The documents are largely Congressional communications about the FOIA process.

Inside the Documents: Ben Carson Jr’s HUD Emails

February 16, 2018
The documents we obtained revealed how Ben Jr. used his special access to play matchmaker between his business contacts in the city and his powerful father.

New Lawsuit Seeks Answers about Ben Carson’s Management of HUD

October 10, 2017
Is Secretary Ben Carson using his position at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide special access to his own son and a relative of President Trump? American Oversight is going to court to get answers.

FOIA Request to HUD Regarding Processing of FOIA Requests

July 14, 2017
Communications relating to the Freedom of Information Act and the processing of information requests.