Jurisdiction: Federal

FOIA to HUD Seeking Ethics Documents Related to Lynne Patton’s Reality Show Request

March 29, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development seeking any ethics determinations HUD officials made with regard to Regional Administrator Lynne Patton’s interest in participating in a reality show. Ms. Patton reportedly proposed to HUD a number of arrangements for her participation in the planned reality show and asked a number of questions regarding whether activities in connection with the show would be allowed under government ethics rules.

FOIA to HUD Seeking Communications Related to Lynne Patton’s Reality Show Request

March 29, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development seeking communications between HUD officials and Regional Administrator Lynne Patton regarding her interest in participating in a reality show. Patton reportedly proposed to HUD a number of arrangements for her participation in the planned reality show and asked a number of questions regarding whether activities in connection with the show would be allowed under government ethics rules.

News Roundup: The Mueller Investigation Is Over, But the Swamp Is Thriving

March 29, 2019
Look no further than Interior Secretary nominee David Bernhardt.

FOIA to GSA Seeking Communications with Ivanka Trump

March 29, 2019
FOIA to GSA seeking communications between specified agency officials and Ivanka Trump.

FOIA to DHS OIG Regarding Brock Long’s Reimbursement for Misused Agency Resources

March 29, 2019
FOIA to DHS's Office of the Inspector General seeking records reflecting reimbursements made by Brock Long or agreements made by Brock Long to repay FEMA for his unauthorized use of agency resources.

FOIA to GSA Seeking Communications with Ivanka Trump

March 29, 2019
FOIA to GSA seeking communications between specified agency officials and Ivanka Trump.

No Records Response from ED Regarding Ballard Partners Communications

March 29, 2019
The Department of Education (ED) stated that the Office of the Inspector General had no records responsive to American Oversight's FOIA request for communications with the Trump-connected lobbying firm Ballard Partners.

No Records Response from CRT Regarding Immigration Communications with Congress

March 29, 2019
No records response from the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division regarding communications between certain officials and certain members of Congress about immigration issues.

FOIA to ED Office of the Inspector General Seeking Navient Communications

March 28, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Education Office of the Inspector General seeking records reflecting communications between the OIG and Navient Corporation. The OIG reissued an audit report regarding Federal Student Aid, reportedly on the basis of additional documentation Navient provided.

FOIA to ED Seeking Records Regarding Relationship with Navient

March 28, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Education seeking records reflecting any common interest agreement between the Department of Education and loan servicer Navient. Navient Corporation has reportedly invoked “common interest privilege” to block disclosure of records in a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau lawsuit.