Topic: National Security & Foreign Policy

News Roundup: Sham Audit, Sham Findings

July 22, 2021
Officials involved in the Arizona Senate's partisan election "audit" have said they still need more information before they can complete it. They also introduced new baseless allegations.

State Calendar Entries for Former Ambassadors Brownback and Grenell

June 30, 2021
Records from the Department of State calendars for former Ambassadors Sam Brownback and Richard Grenell. These records include various calendar entries from 2018 and 2019.

State Calendars for former USUN Ambassador Haley for Spring 2018

June 23, 2021
Department of State calendars for former USUN Ambassador Nikki Haley, spanning from March to April 2018.

New Communications Offer Glimpse into U.S.-China Tensions Last Spring

June 15, 2021
In records obtained by American Oversight, U.S. officials discussed a Chinese official’s warning that remarks referencing the “Wuhan virus” would limit cooperation between the two countries.

State Records Related to Vice President Pence’s September 2019 European Trips

May 26, 2021
Documents from the Department of State in response to American Oversight's request for records regarding Vice President Pence's August and September 2019 European trips. These records include invoices and hotel contracts related to the September 2019 meeting between Pence and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Warsaw.

New Records Further Highlight Trump’s Role in Withholding Ukraine Aid

May 18, 2021
Despite Trump’s partisan acquittal in the Senate, American Oversight’s investigations continue to show his direct involvement in halting aid to Ukraine — the subject of his first impeachment.

FOIA to National Guard Seeking Records Regarding Incidents of White Supremacist or Pro-Nazi Activity Among Military Personnel

May 10, 2021
FOIA request to the United States National Guard seeking reports, studies, or data concerning incidents of white supremacist, white nationalist, white separatist, far-right, alt-right, or pro-Nazi activity or ideology among military personnel.

DHS Records of Select Hearings in 2018

May 3, 2021
Department of Homeland Security records of a select hearings with the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. These records allude to hearing in May and April 2018.

DOJ Records and Communications Concerning Giuliani Intake Inquiry

April 30, 2021
Records from the Department of Justice in response to American Oversight’s request for communications, directives, orders, or written approvals of the Pittsburgh U.S. Attorney’s Office’s process for receiving and evaluating information from Rudy Giuliani, including information concerning President Joe Biden.

‘A Possible Discreet Assignment’: American Oversight Obtains DOJ Emails Regarding ‘Intake Process’ for Giuliani Ukraine Information

April 30, 2021
As the criminal probe of Rudy Giuliani escalates, the Justice Department released to American Oversight emails from February 2020 that appear to relate to its vetting of information provided by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.