FOIA Number: HUD-17-0393

HUD Senior Official Lynne Patton Thinks American Oversight Needs to Get a Life

February 12, 2019
American Oversight obtained email communications from the Department of Housing and Urban Development discussing FOIA requests with former Trump aide turned HUD senior official Lynne Patton, in which Patton stated that American Oversight needs to "get a life."

New Emails Show Senior HUD Official Cited Trump Family in Personnel Dispute

December 31, 2018
"Eric Trump agrees ... and told me to call Jared, if necessary," wrote senior HUD official and former Trump family aide Lynne Patton in a 2017 email to White House staff, uncovered by American Oversight.
Lynne Patton at the 2016 Republican National Convention

HUD Emails Between Lynne Patton and White House Officials in 2017

December 21, 2018
Records from the Department of Housing and Urban Development including emails between Lynne Patton, who was then a senior advisor to Secretary Carson, and employees in the Executive Office of the President at the White House. The emails include a February 2017 exchange in which Patton references consulting with Eric Trump about a personnel dispute

HUD Communications Between Certain Employees and White House Employees

October 31, 2018
Housing and Urban Development communications between Beth van Duyne, John Gibbs, Christopher Bourne, or Lynne Patton and anyone in the Executive Office of the President.

Ethics Watchdog Sues HUD for Emails from Carson Family, Lynne Patton, Trump Organization

March 6, 2018
Non-partisan ethics watchdog American Oversight filed a sweeping new lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today seeking emails and other documents from HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Carson's wife and son – both of whom have been active in department business – and senior political appointees including Lynne Patton. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. HUD – Carson and Patton Communications

March 6, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) seeking emails and other documents from HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Carson's wife and son – both of whom have been active in department business – and senior political appointees including Lynne Patton.