FOIA Number: ODNI-20-1142

New Lawsuit: Politicization of the Nation’s Top Intelligence Office

July 2, 2020
Politicization of formerly apolitical government functions has been a recurring and troubling pattern during the Trump administration.
Richard Grenell in June 2020 (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Complaint: American Oversight v. ODNI – Politicization of ODNI Investigations

July 2, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) for records regarding whether and to what extent ODNI resources have been commandeered for political purposes. This lawsuit also seeks communications and calendar records of high-ranking ODNI officials, including emails sent by Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell concerning former Inspector General Michael Atkinson.

News Roundup: Who Will Watch the Inspectors General?

May 8, 2020
Every week seems to bring a new example of President Donald Trump’s disdain — or fear — of independent oversight.

FOIA to ODNI Seeking Sent Emails of Acting DNI Grenell Regarding ICIG Atkinson

May 1, 2020
FOIA to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence seeking emails sent by acting director Richard Grenell or his advisor Kash Patel regarding the Intelligence Community Inspector General, Michael Atkinson