FOIA Number: VA-18-0298

Documents Reveal Extent of Koch-Funded VA Privatization Group’s Influence

June 4, 2019
The high-level influence within the Trump administration of the Koch-funded Concerned Veterans for America — which pushes for privatization of the VA — is evident in hundreds of pages of public records.

News Roundup: Investigating State-Level Threats to Democracy

May 17, 2019
With so much attention trained on tackling federal misconduct in the Trump administration, corruption at the state and local levels has flourished and often gone unchecked.

Top VA Officials Used Personal Email to Communicate with Mar-a-Lago Members

May 14, 2019
American Oversight is demanding that the Department of Veterans Affairs recover former Secretary David Shulkin’s personal emails with Trump associates who have exerted high-profile influence on the nation’s veteran policy.

American Oversight Letter to VA Secretary Regarding Personal Email Use

May 14, 2019
American Oversight sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilke asking him to uncover records after American Oversight records found that senior VA officials, including former Secretary David Shulkin, used personal electronic messaging accounts to communicate with private individuals, including associates of the president to discuss agency business and appear to have failed to follow proper procedures for transferring those records to agency custody.

VA Records Reflecting External Communications Between Secretary Shulkin’s Office and Perlmutter and Moskowitz

April 26, 2019
Veterans Affairs records in response to our FOIA request for communications between the Office of the Secretary and Mar-a-Lago members, Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter and Bruce Moskowitz.

Complaint: American Oversight v. VA and DOD – Mar-a-Lago Crowd Influence

October 25, 2018
Lawsuit seeking records from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense regarding the role that three members of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club may have had in shaping policy decisions.

No Records Response From VA Regarding Records Modernization

May 31, 2018
The Department of Veterans Affairs stated it had no records responsive to American Oversight's FOIA request seeking communications with Jared Kushner, Bruce Moskowitz, or Ike Perlmutter regarding the modernization of veterans' health records.

FOIA to VA Seeking Communications with Outside Influences at the Agency

May 4, 2018
FOIA to the VA seeking communications to shed light on whether private individuals without relevant expertise are exerting undue influence on the decision to implement a new electronic health records system, which will affect VA’s healthcare service delivery. This FOIA is asking for communications between 1) the Office of the Secretary, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and the Chief Information Officer, or the Electronic Health Records Modernization (EHRM) Program Executive Office and 2) Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter, Bruce Moskowitz, or Jared Kushner.