Jurisdiction: Federal

Joint Motion: American Oversight v. USPS – Postmaster General DeJoy’s Calendars

October 23, 2020
Joint motion filed by American Oversight and the United States Postal Service in our lawsuit seeking the release of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's calendars. USPS had previously claimed that DeJoy's calendar was a personal record and exempt from release under the Freedom of Information Act. In this filing, USPS agrees to process and release non-exempt portions of DeJoy's calendar in response to our FOIA request.

No Records Response from CDC Regarding Covid-19 Data and Testing Guidance

October 23, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for directives, orders, memoranda, or guidance regarding Covid-19 testing, including records concerning whether to use the World Health Organization's test and nationwide testing kit data.

News Roundup: Pompeo’s Emails and Barrett’s Nomination

October 22, 2020
If there were any hopes that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would, after having been accused of Hatch Act violations this summer, tone down his political activities as the election drew nearer, his recent pledge to release the emails of former Secretary Hillary Clinton has put those expectations to rest.

Letter to NARA, CIA, and State Requesting the Recovery of Records Removed from Federal Custody Due to Pompeo Personal Email Use

October 22, 2020
Letter from American Oversight to National Archives and Records Administration, Central Intelligence Agency, and State Department urging them to take prompt action to recover any federal records that may have been unlawfully removed from CIA or State Department custody as a result of Mike Pompeo’s use of personal email to conduct government business.

The Pandemic in Prisons

October 22, 2020
Tens of thousands of people in the prison system have tested positive for Covid-19 — all while prison officials continue to under-test and fail to take measures to ease crowded conditions. American Oversight is investigating how federal and state prison systems have responded to the pandemic.
Prision Cells at Old Idaho Penitentiary in Boise, Idaho

Pompeo’s Use of Personal Email While CIA Director Highlights State Department’s Failure to Produce His Emails as Secretary

October 21, 2020
American Oversight's litigation recently produced nearly 400 pages of Pompeo's emails from his time as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

FOIA to GSA Seeking Communications Regarding USDA Relocation

October 20, 2020
FOIA to General Services Administration seeking communications regarding U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Covid-19 Oversight News: Politicization at the FDA and CDC, and the Oversight Commission’s Delayed September Report

October 19, 2020
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Emails Provide a Glimpse of Trump Administration Officials’ Heavy-Handed Involvement in HHS Communications

October 19, 2020
New documents obtained by American Oversight reveal more information about the extent to which White House officials and Trump administration political appointees interfered with press materials and communications at scientific agencies.

FOIA to DOI Seeking Communications with White House Regarding Wildfires

October 19, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of the Interior seeking communications with the White House about wildfires.