FOIA Number: VA-18-0299

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.

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.

FOIA to VA Regarding Outside Influence on 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 that include search terms like "Trump's friend" and "Trump's doctor."