Jurisdiction: Federal

American Oversight in the News: 2018 in Review

December 26, 2018
This past year, records we obtained exposed corruption and misconduct in the administration ranging from lavish office renovation expenses, to unqualified political appointees, to the use of personal email systems for government business.

HUD Emails Between Lynne Patton and White House Officials in 2017

December 21, 2018
Records from the Department of Housing and Urban Development including emails between Lynne Patton, who was then a senior advisor to Secretary Carson, and employees in the Executive Office of the President at the White House. The emails include a February 2017 exchange in which Patton references consulting with Eric Trump about a personnel dispute

DOJ Political Appointee Resumes, Job Titles, and Ethics Records

December 21, 2018
Resumes, job titles, ethics pledges, and ethics correspondence for political appointees at the Department of Justice.

FOIA to Education Seeking Records Related to Borrower Defense Cases

December 21, 2018
FOIA to Education seeking records of borrower defense court cases.

News Round-up: Ghosts of Special Counsel Investigations Past and Present

December 21, 2018
American Oversight is asking for records about whether William Barr and Matt Whitaker can be involved in overseeing the Mueller investigation.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Whitaker’s Communications Regarding Recusal from the Mueller Investigation

December 21, 2018
FOIA to DOJ seeking Acting Attorney General Whitaker's communications with ethics officials regarding his recusal from the Mueller investigation.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding Acting Attorney General Whitaker’s Advisers

December 21, 2018
FOIA to DOJ seeking records related to the team of advisers selected to advise Whitaker, including records related to his recusal from the Mueller investigation.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding Acting Attorney General Whitaker’s Potential Recusal

December 21, 2018
FOIA to DOJ seeking communications and records related to Acting Attorney General Whitaker's potential recusal from the Mueller investigation.

No Records Response from CDC for Communications With Congress Regarding Hog Lagoons

December 21, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that it had no records in response to our request for communications with identified members of Congress between Sept. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2018 regarding hog farms. (HHS-CDC-18-0632)

OGE Communications About Trump Cabinet Member Ethics Agreements

December 20, 2018
Office of Government Ethics records of communications about ethics agreements for Callista Gingrich, Kellyanne Conway, George Perdue, Stephen Miller, Hope Hicks, Stephen Bannon, Robert Lighthizer, Ajit Pai, Gary Cohn, Dina Powell and Reed Cordish.