Jurisdiction: Federal

New State Department Ukraine Documents Released

February 21, 2020
The State Department released new emails related to the Trump administration's Ukraine dealings on Friday night in response to American Oversight's lawsuit.

State Department Records of Ukraine-Related Communications

February 21, 2020
Records from the Department of State in response to American Oversight’s request for external communications with the president’s personal attorneys regarding efforts to influence the Ukrainian government to investigate the president’s political opponents.

News Roundup: The Post-Impeachment Purge and the Knock of Authoritarianism

February 21, 2020
If news about White House complacency in the face of foreign election interference doesn’t get your attention, here are some other items for your consideration.

New Lawsuit Seeks Records of Mitch McConnell’s Influence at Transportation, Energy, State Departments

February 21, 2020
American Oversight today sued the Departments of Energy, Transportation, and State for records of communications between officials and the office or campaign of Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOT, DOE, and State – McConnell’s Influence Across the Federal Government

February 21, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of State for communications between high-level agency officials and the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

When the Government Uses Redactions to Hide Evidence of Wrongdoing

February 21, 2020
Here are four reasons executive privilege should not apply to communications about misconduct.

American Oversight Sues for Communications of Two Top Interior Department Officials

February 20, 2020
On Thursday, American Oversight sued the Department of the Interior for the communications of Interior Solicitor Daniel Jorjani and BLM Acting Director William Pendley.

Records from Trump’s Presidential Pardons Advisory Committee Must Be Available to the Public

February 20, 2020
President Donald Trump, who this week issued a flurry of controversial pardons, has reportedly assembled a team of advisers to help him determine how to use his pardon powers. On Thursday, American Oversight filed a formal request to inspect the records of that group.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Requesting Communications About OSHA’s study of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder

February 20, 2020
FOIA to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Labor (DOL) requesting communications about OSHA’s study of Johnson & Johnson baby powder, which confirmed previous study’s findings of the presence of asbestos in the powder.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOI – Pendley’s and Jorjani’s Industry-Related Communications

February 20, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of the Interior (DOI) for the communications of DOI Solicitor Daniel Jorjani and Bureau of Land Management Acting Director William Pendley, including communications with specific groups representing energy industry interests. This lawsuit also seeks Pendley’s calendars and ethics documents.