Topic: National Security & Foreign Policy

News Roundup: A Cruel and Cynical Stunt

September 16, 2022
The vilification of immigrants has reached new and cynical depths this week amid two stunts by right wing governors that used migrants as political pawns.

American Oversight Sues for Records Related to Trump Administration’s Attempted Saudi Nuclear Deal

April 27, 2022
In 2019, multiple government employees came forward as whistleblowers to warn about efforts inside the Trump White House to rush the transfer of highly sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.

Complaint: American Oversight v. CIA and State — Communications About Sharing Nuclear Technology with Saudi Arabia

April 27, 2022
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Department of State seeking officials’ communications about efforts to share nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia during the Trump Administration.

DOE Records Concerning Nuclear Technology Sharing with Saudi Arabia

April 22, 2022
Records from the Department of Energy in response to American Oversight's request for email communications with non-governmental parties including certain key terms related to nuclear technology sharing, as well as talking points or assessments concerning nuclear technology sharing with Saudi Arabia.

USAGM Email Communications Regarding Resources from Open Technology Fund

March 17, 2022
U.S. Agency for Global Media records in response to American Oversight's request 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 Communications About Sharing Nuclear Technology with Saudi Arabia

March 16, 2022
FOIA to the State Department seeking communications about efforts to share nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia during the Trump administration.

FOIA to CIA Seeking Communications About Sharing Nuclear Technology with Saudi Arabia

March 16, 2022
FOIA to the Central Intelligence Agency seeking communications about efforts to share nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia during the Trump administration.

News Roundup: Threats to Voting Rights Accelerate

February 25, 2022
Here is this week’s latest news on our investigations into threats to democracy and voting rights, as well as on the pandemic in the U.S.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Memoranda Regarding China Initiative

February 2, 2022
FOIA request to the Department of Justice seeking memoranda regarding the China Initiative, a program aimed at minimizing trade secret theft, hacking, and economic espionage conducted by or for the benefit of the Chinese government.

State Department Records of Ukraine-Related Communications

December 17, 2021
Records from the Department of State in response to American Oversight’s request for external communications with the president’s personal attorneys regarding efforts to influence the Ukrainian government to investigate the president’s political opponents.