Topic: Trump Businesses

Court Rules in Favor of American Oversight in Trump Hotel Lawsuit

May 3, 2018
A federal court ruled in favor of American Oversight and eviscerated the Trump administration’s illegal and unprecedented efforts to conceal the Trump transition team’s communications about the Trump International Hotel.

GSA MOU with Trump Transition Team – Unredacted

February 6, 2018
Unredacted Memorandum of Understanding between the General Services Administration and the Trump transition team, provided to American Oversight in response to our FOIA request and litigation seeking both the MOU and communications between GSA and the Trump transition.

Trump Transition GSA Emails and Memorandum of Understanding

December 17, 2017
American Oversight obtained emails between the Trump transition team and the General Services Administration - including a request by Michael Flynn for a encrypted cell phone just days before Flynn and Jared Kushner spoke with Russian officials about arranging secure communications. American Oversight's lawsuit also obtained the memorandum of understanding signed between the GSA and the transition.

State Department Emails Show How Embassy Websites Promoted Mar-a-Lago

December 11, 2017
In April 2017, multiple U.S. embassies around the world began sharing an article on their websites and social media pages promoting the Mar-a-Lago golf resort owned by President Trump. American Oversight launched an investigation to determine how and why the posts were originally written and distributed.

NRR From USDA Regarding Trump Organization Guidance

November 30, 2017
NRR from USDA in response to our FOIA requesting guidance from the agency to its staff regarding staying at/the use of Trump Organization properties, emails regarding staying at/the use of Trump Organization properties, and records sufficient to demonstrate costs.

No Records Response From GSA Regarding Trump Organization Guidance

November 29, 2017
No records response from GSA in response to our FOIA requesting guidance from the agency to its staff regarding staying at or using Trump Organization properties, including emails regarding staying at/the use of Trump Organization properties, and records sufficient to demonstrate costs.

FOIA In Action: Helping Journalists Expose Questionable Behavior By Trump’s Appointees

November 2, 2017
American Oversight has been investigating questionable behaviors by Trump's political appointees. Our FOIAs have helped journalists report on many conflicts of interests, such as using personal email for government business and high-level political figures hosting events at Trump properties.