FOIA Number: STATE-18-0586

American Oversight Sues State Department for Evidence of Alleged Political Loyalty Tests

November 7, 2018
American Oversight today sued the Department of State to uncover evidence of alleged political retaliation. This is the watchdog’s fourth suit in its Parallel Investigations Initiative, which aims to amplify congressional oversight by targeting records that will likely also be sought in committee investigations after the House of Representatives changes hands.

Complaint: American Oversight v. State – Political Retaliation

November 7, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of State to uncover evidence of alleged political retaliation against career holdovers and those perceived to be disloyal to President Trump.

FOIA Seeking Communications Containing Search Terms Regarding Sahar Nowrouzzadeh

September 28, 2018
FOIA to State seeking all email communications of State officials Mike Pompeo, T. Ulrich Brechbuhl, Rex Tillerson, Christine Ciccone, Makan Delrahim, Sean Doocey, Julia Haller, Brian Hook, Edward Lacey, Kevin Edward Moley, Mari Stull, or Matthew Mowers containing the following search terms: Sahar or Nowrouzzadeh. Politico reported that Nowrouzzadeh was reassigned at State.