FOIA Number: ODNI-20-1297

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: One Firing, Multiple Scandals

May 22, 2020
Trump's firing of the State Department's inspector general has unearthed a series of concerning stories about the conduct of the very person who pressed for the firing — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

FOIA to ODNI Seeking Correspondence of Advisor Kash Patel with Congressional Staff and Members

May 20, 2020
FOIA to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence seeking congressional correspondence of Senior Advisor Kash Patel with select congressional staff and members.