Topic: National Security & Foreign Policy

Withheld Records Response from ODNI Regarding Alleged Russian Bounties

February 4, 2021
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said it is withholding records responsive to American Oversight’s request for PDB articles containing any matter concerning alleged Russian payments to Afghan militants to incentivize attacks on U.S. or coalition troops.

CIA Records of Pompeo’s External Communications

January 27, 2021
Records from the CIA in response to American Oversight's request for communications with any non-governmental email address attributed to former Director Mike Pompeo, as well as emails he forwarded to his government account, as well as for any communications with Senators Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio.

State Records in Response to Request for Linick’s Emails Regarding Whistleblower Complaints Against Pompeo’s Conduct

January 22, 2021
Records from the Department of State in response to American Oversight's request for all email communications sent or received by Inspector General Steve Linick regarding any whistleblower complaints containing allegations that concern the conduct of Secretary Mike Pompeo.

Investigations Update: West Virginia Lawmaker’s Involvement in Capitol Attack and Trump’s Attempts to Overturn Georgia Election Results

January 19, 2021
See the latest in our investigations of the security at the U.S. Capitol, DOJ’s opioid settlement with Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family, and the “burrowing in” of Trump political appointees.

Records Highlight Difference in Trump Administration’s Response to Racial Justice Protests and Attack on Capitol

January 19, 2021
American Oversight obtained documents that shed light on the aggressive response to protests as well as the lack of coordination between federal and local officials regarding the politicized Operation Legend program.

State Records of Gordon Sondland Emails from May Through September 2019

January 15, 2021
Records form the Department of State in response to American Oversight's request for email communications of the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland containing key terms related to reported efforts of the president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, to encourage the government of Ukraine to investigate President Trump’s perceived political opponents.

DOE Communications with Sen. Johnson and Sen. Portman Ahead of Perry’s Ukraine Delegation Trip

January 14, 2021
Records from the Department of Energy in response to American Oversight's request for communications with the offices of Senator Johnson or Senator Portman in the lead-up to Secretary Perry’s delegation to Ukrainian President Zelensky’s inauguration.

Records Request to D.C. Mayor Seeking Communications Related to Jan. 6, 2021, Rally and Ensuing Riot

January 13, 2021
Public records request to the Office of the Mayor of Washington, D.C., seeking all communications sent by Mayor Muriel Bowser regarding the planning of, preparation for, and response to President TrumpÕs Jan. 6, 2021, rally and the ensuing assault of the Capitol.

Records Request to D.C. Mayor’s Office for Communications with Federal Agencies in Light of Jan. 6, 2021, Rally and Ensuing Riot

January 13, 2021
Public records request to the Office of the Mayor of Washington, D.C., seeking communications with federal agencies in light of election-related violence perpetrated on January 6, 2021.

Records Request to D.C. Mayor’s Office Seeking Assessments of Risks Posed by Extremists to Election Certification

January 13, 2021
Public records request to Office of the Mayor of Washington, D.C., seeking assessments of the risks posed by militia or extremist groups to the congressional certification of the 2020 election results on Jan. 6, 2021.