Topic: National Security & Foreign Policy

Open Questions About Trump Administration Policies

October 29, 2020
The tragically botched pandemic response and devastating practice of separating immigrant families are just some of the Trump administration’s actions that bear further scrutiny.

Investigations Update: Poll Watchers, Vaccine Communications, and Continued Political Interference in Pandemic Response

October 27, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into state elections operations, political interference in the pandemic response, and the executive order to cease federal diversity and inclusion training.

News Roundup: Pompeo’s Emails and Barrett’s Nomination

October 22, 2020
If there were any hopes that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would, after having been accused of Hatch Act violations this summer, tone down his political activities as the election drew nearer, his recent pledge to release the emails of former Secretary Hillary Clinton has put those expectations to rest.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Analysis Demonstrating Foreign Actor Undermining Faith in U.S. Elections

October 8, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security seeking an analysis document produced by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis demonstrating that a foreign actor is undermining faith in U.S. elections.

State Records of Communications and Calendar Entries for Ukraine Special Representative Kurt Volker

October 6, 2020
Department of State records in response to American Oversight’s request for calendar entries and specific communications of Ukraine Special Representative Kurt Volker, who had reportedly assisted the president’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani in his efforts to meet Ukrainian officials to encourage an investigation of the president’s perceived political opponents.

State Communications Related to Ukraine During July – Sept 2019

October 6, 2020
Records from the Department of State in response to American Oversight's request for communications regarding efforts to encourage an investigation of the president’s perceived political opponents. These records include communications concerning Ukraine and span from July to September 2019.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Health and Safety Procedures During the President’s Treatment

October 6, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies regarding procedures for protecting the health and safety of the president and federal employees during the president’s treatment for Covid-19.

FOIA to State Seeking Email Communications Regarding Redirecting Resources from Open Technology Fund

September 25, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of State for email communications with specific entities and individuals in light of media reports that external coalitions have sought to redirect resources from the Open Technology Fund to projects concerning China's digital censorship.

FOIA to State Seeking Records Regarding Redirecting Resources from Open Technology Fund

September 25, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of State for records sufficient to identify the results of any security, privacy, or performance audit, impact assessment, or evaluation of specific software companies. American Oversight seeks these records in light of media reports that external coalitions have sought to redirect resources from the Open Technology Fund to projects concerning China's digital censorship.

FOIA to USAGM Seeking Email Communications Regarding Redirecting Resources from Open Technology Fund

September 25, 2020
FOIA request to the U.S. Agency for Global Media seeking email communications with specific entities and individuals in light of media reports that external coalitions have sought to redirect resources from the Open Technology Fund to projects concerning China's digital censorship.