FOIA Number: STATE-19-1224

Investigations Update: Trump Administration’s Occupation of Portland, CDC Hospital Data, and the Republican Convention

July 21, 2020
Our latest investigations into allegations of misconduct at the State Department, the federal occupation of U.S. cities, and the ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf gives an interview on July 16 in Las Vegas

Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Top Officials Allowed Pompeo’s Misconduct to Continue, Reveals Ongoing Inquiry

July 20, 2020
According to a whistleblower complaint obtained by American Oversight, a State Department employee repeatedly notified agency leadership about having witnessed “questionable activities” on the part of Secretary Pompeo.

State Department Inspector General Record of a Complaint Regarding Secretary Pompeo’s Conduct

July 17, 2020
Complaint received by the State Department's Office of the Inspector General regarding the conduct of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The complaint was heavily redacted, but several of the redactions indicated that there were matters still under investigation at the time the document was released in July 2020.

American Oversight Requests Expedition of Requests for Records of Pompeo Complaints

May 18, 2020
News reports have indicated that Trump's move to oust the State Department's inspector general was urged by Secretary Mike Pompeo.

FOIA to State Seeking All Whistleblower Complaints Concerning the Conduct of Secretary Pompeo

May 18, 2020
FOIA to the Department of State seeking all whistleblower complaints containing allegations that concern the conduct of Secretary Mike Pompeo.

Trump Fires State Department Watchdog Investigating Pompeo

May 16, 2020
President Donald Trump’s authoritarian war on oversight continues.

New Lawsuit Seeks Records of Complaints About Mike Pompeo’s Conduct

February 14, 2020
We're suing to shed light on Secretary of State and former CIA Director Pompeo's potentially abusive conduct toward staff and journalists.

Complaint: American Oversight v. State and CIA – Records of Complaints About Pompeo’s Conduct

February 14, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of State and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for any records of complaints filed by employees concerning the conduct of Mike Pompeo during his tenure as secretary of state or CIA director.

News Roundup: The Public Needs Answers

October 4, 2019
The pressure on the president and his administration has been even further intensified thanks to the release of damaging text messages sent by government officials.