FOIA Number: STATE-19-0286

News Roundup: Above the Law

May 3, 2019
From his mixing of business with public service to his resistance to congressional investigations, Trump and his administration have been operating as if they are above the law.

New Evidence of Emoluments Violations Prompts American Oversight Lawsuit

May 3, 2019
Recently revealed State Department approvals are glaring new evidence that the president is violating the emoluments clause.
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Complaint: American Oversight v. State and DOJ – Emoluments Violations

May 3, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against the State and Justice Departments for records related to President Donald Trump’s potential violations of the Constitution’s emoluments clause, specifically the leasing of a Trump property to multiple foreign governments.

FOIA to State Department Regarding Legal Analysis Conducted After the 2016 Presidential Election

March 5, 2019
FOIA to the State Department requesting any legal analyses conducted after the 2016 presidential election related to how the foreign emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution could affect the Office of Foreign Missions' ability to approve foreign government leases, purchases, changes in use, or sales of units at Trump Organization properties.