Topic: National Security & Foreign Policy

News Roundup: Trump’s Warped Priorities

November 12, 2020
As the nation rapidly approaches a quarter of a million deaths, President Trump is consumed with delegitimizing the election by pushing dangerous and unfounded claims about voter fraud.

News Roundup: Out of Control

October 30, 2020
The pandemic continues to hit new case records, and the Trump administration is finding new ways to flout longstanding ethics requirements.

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.

No Records Response from DOD Regarding Rear Admiral Collin Green’s Communications with Secretary Esper on Military Discipline

October 23, 2020
The Department of Defense stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for Rear Admiral Green’s communications with the Defense Secretary regarding military discipline and the case of Eddie Gallagher.

Treasury Records Responsive to Request for Emails Concerning Trump’s Political Opponents

October 22, 2020
Records from the Department of the Treasury's Financial crimes Enforcement Network in response to American Oversight's request for communications regarding Joe Biden, members of his family, and Burisma.

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.

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.