Jurisdiction: Federal

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.

FOIA to ODNI Seeking Decision Memos of Acting DNI Richard Grenell and Senior Adviser Kash Patel

February 21, 2020
FOIA to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence seeking all decision memoranda or other guidance signed by acting DNI Ric Grenell.

FOIA to ODNI Seeking Sent Emails of former DNI Coats Regarding Ukraine

February 21, 2020
FOIA to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence seeking sent unclassified emails of former DNI Dan Coats regarding Ukraine.

FOIA to ODNI Seeking Sent Emails of Acting DNI Maguire Regarding Russia or Election Interference

February 21, 2020
FOIA to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence seeking sent unclassified emails of former acting DNI Joseph Maguire regarding Russia or election interference.

FOIA to ODNI Seeking Resignation Letters, Formal Memoranda Regarding Departures of Senior Leadership

February 21, 2020
FOIA to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence seeking any resignation letter, farewell email message, or formal memorandum or email message announcing or regarding the departures of senior leadership.

FOIA to ODNI Seeking Ethics Documents and Resumes of Acting DNI Richard Grenell and Senior Adviser Kash Patel

February 21, 2020
FOIA to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence seeking ethics documents and resumes of acting DNI Ric Grenell and adviser Kash Patel.

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.