Topic: National Security & Foreign Policy

USTR Communications Regarding Potential Election Support for Trump from China

October 14, 2020
Email communications from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in response to American Oversight's request for communications related to Donald Trump’s request for election assistance from China.

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.

Rejection Response from Navy Regarding Records Showing the Timing of Trump’s Covid-19 Tests

October 7, 2020
The Department of Defense rejected American Oversight's request for Navy records reflecting the timing of the president’s coronavirus tests surrounding the Sept. 29 presidential debate and his hospitalization.

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.

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.

Records from Commerce Regarding Consultation with DOD on Steel Tariffs

September 28, 2020
Records from Department of Commerce in response to American Oversight's request for Commerce’s Office of the Secretary and the Department of Defense in particular an assistant secretary of defense on steel tariffs, referenced in a reported White House meeting on June 8, 2017. These records include documents about a consultation with Department of Defense on steel tariffs.

Commerce Records Regarding Specific Tariffs and Trade

September 28, 2020
Records from Department of Commerce in response to American Oversight's request for communications related to trade and exemptions concerning specific foreign countries.

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.

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.