FOIA Number: HUD-19-0419

Lawsuit Seeks Records of Trump Associates’ Influence on Housing Policy

August 7, 2019
We're suing in our investigation of whether real-estate developers Tom Barrack, Richard LeFrak and Steven Roth have been using their ties to the president to influence federal housing policy.
Tom Barrack at Trump's inauguration in 2017

Complaint: American Oversight v. HUD and FHFA – Outside Influence on Federal Housing Policy

August 7, 2019
American Oversight’s lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Housing Finance Agency for records reflecting communications with Tom Barrack, Richard LeFrak, and Steven Roth — New York real estate developers and known associates of the Trump family. American Oversight sought these records to determine if Barrack, LeFrak, and Roth have been using their ties to President Donald Trump to influence federal housing policy.

News Roundup: Turning to the Courts

April 5, 2019
The Trump administration has proved uniquely uncooperative with Congress’ requests. This week, House committees exercised their subpoena power.

FOIA to HUD Seeking Communications with Barrack, LeFrak, and Roth

April 2, 2019
FOIA to HUD seeking records reflecting communications with longtime Trump associates Tom Barrack, Richard LeFrak, or Steve Roth.