Jurisdiction: Federal

Pruitt Investigation Update: Lobbyists, Condos, and Secret Phone Booths

April 11, 2018
Scott Pruitt has been in the headlines lately for an increasingly outrageous series of scandals – ranging from his $50 a night lobbyist condo to wasting millions on travel and excessive security. American Oversight has been investigating Pruitt’s questionable management of the agency for more than a year, requesting documents to expose the unethical ways that he has run the EPA.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding White House Press Statements that Trump Can Fire Mueller

April 11, 2018
FOIA to DOJ seeking records to shed light on what final legal analysis the White House is relying on when claiming that President Trump has the power to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. This FOIA is asking for records regarding the president’s authority to withdraw or modify, or to direct the Department of Justice to withdraw or modify, the Special Counsel regulations.

FOIA Seeking Records Related to President Trump’s Authority to Fire Mueller

April 11, 2018
FOIA to DOJ filed following statements made by the White House press secretary that President Trump has the authority to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The FOIA is seeking all records related to the president’s authority to remove the Special Counsel.

Update – Pattern and Practice Lawsuit: Fighting EPA’s Incorrect FOIA Denials

April 10, 2018
American Oversight today filed a motion for summary judgment in our case against the EPA over the agency’s practice of wrongly rejecting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. We’re asking the court to order the EPA to stop its pattern of denying FOIA requests it would rather not respond to by claiming the requests aren’t “reasonably described.”

Motion for Summary Judgment American Oversight v. EPA Pattern and Practice

April 10, 2018
Motion for summary judgment filed by American Oversight in our lawsuit asking the court to order the EPA to end its practice of inappropriately denying FOIA requests as not "reasonably described."

SBA Political Appointee Resumes

April 10, 2018
The Small Business Administration responded to our FOIA request providing names, job titles, and resumes for a number of the political appointees at the agency.

Welcome to Your First Day of Work, John Bolton

April 9, 2018
American Oversight filed four Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to uncover John Bolton’s past influence at the State Department. American Oversight’s FOIA requests come on Bolton’s first day as President Trump’s National Security Advisor.

FOIA to State Regarding John Bolton

April 9, 2018
FOIA seeking all lists, schedules, inventories (including any Series Inventory Forms) or record storage container cover sheets for the stored records of John R. Bolton, former Undersecretary for Arms Control and Ambassador to the United Nations.

FOIA to State Regarding John Bolton Seeking Information Related to His Previous Position

April 9, 2018
FOIA to State regarding the appointment of John Bolton seeking forms for the Authorization for the Removal of Personal Papers and Non-Record Materials (or any similar form) completed by, or on behalf of John Bolton and Frederick Fleitz, Chief of Staff to former Undersecretary for Arms Control John R. Bolton.

FOIA to State Seeking Memoranda By John Bolton

April 9, 2018
FOIA to State seeking all memoranda authored or signed by John R. Bolton, former Undersecretary for Arms Control and Ambassador to the United Nations.