Topic: Government Transparency

FOIA to OPM Seeking the Resignation Letter or Farewell Email of Former Director Cabaniss

March 24, 2020
FOIA to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) seeking the resignation letter and/or farewell email of former Director Cabaniss in light of reports that Cabaniss may have been pushed out by political appointees looking to ensure political loyalty of government officials.

News Roundup: Testing, Messaging and Missed Chances

March 20, 2020
The Trump administration’s early mismanagement of the novel coronavirus outbreak has put thousands of lives in danger.

Three Years of American Oversight

March 19, 2020
These are anxious and uncertain times. But as American Oversight marks its third anniversary, our work to expose corruption, self-dealing and other misconduct continues.

The Increase in FOIA Lawsuits Isn’t the Problem — It’s Agencies Underfunding Their Transparency Obligations

March 17, 2020
This Sunshine Week, the need to properly fund agencies' FOIA work is more important than ever. Otherwise, officials shouldn't be surprised when requesters turn to the courts.

No Records Response from ODNI Regarding Ethics Documents and Resumes of Richard Grenell or Kash Patel

March 16, 2020
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) stated that it did not have any records response to American Oversight's request for ethics documents and resumes of acting DNI Richard Grenell and adviser Kash Patel.

No Records Response from ODNI Regarding SF-86 Documents for Richard Grenell

March 16, 2020
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) stated that it had no records in response to American Oversight's request for SF-86 of Richard Grenell, Ambassador to Germany and Acting Director of National Intelligence.

News Roundup: Continuing Our Investigation of Coronavirus Response

March 13, 2020
As we all take steps to mitigate the severity of the outbreak, American Oversight is continuing to investigate the Trump administration’s troublingly inadequate response to the crisis.

American Oversight Sues Trump, Kushner for Transparency in Clemency Process

March 12, 2020
The public has the right to see records from the Jared Kushner-led clemency task force.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Trump, Kushner, and the Executive Office of the President – Clemency Task Force Meeting Records

March 12, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against President Donald Trump, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, and the Executive Office of the President for documents prepared by or for members of the president’s clemency task force, including minutes, transcripts, reports, or agendas. These records were initially requested under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). 

Complaint: Bartlett v. State – Records Referencing Lawrence Bartlett

March 6, 2020
Lawsuit filed by Lawrence Bartlett, represented by American Oversight, against the Department of State for records reflecting emails or correspondence sent or received by specific officials from other U.S. government agencies that reference Bartlett by name or title between January 20, 2017, and March 20, 2018.