The Campaign Legal Center Demands Transparency, Submits Series of FOIA Requests to Government Agencies

Feb 16, 2017
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As the lawyers for America’s democracy, the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) has been working in overdrive over the last few weeks to hold President Trump and his administration accountable for conflicts of interest and for false statements on voter fraud.

In order to hold any presidential administration accountable, we must gather all the facts. Official government activities must be transparent and that’s why CLC is submitting a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to various governmental agencies since Trump took office.

 

CLC FOIA Request Tracker

  • February 16, 2017: FOIA request sent Office of Information Policy Department of Justice and Office of Public Affairs Department of Justice. 

    Details: CLC requests records of communications to or from Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch during his tenure as Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General at the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), during George W. Bush’s voter fraud investigation, which resulted in the politically motivated firings of several DOJ attorneys.

    *Read our request
     
  • February 16, 2017: FOIA request sent to Election Assistance Commission, the Office of Legal Counsel Department of Justice, and the Office of Management and Budget.

    Details: CLC requests records pertaining to the Election Assistance Commission (“EAC”), including recent proposals to eliminate the Commission and requests that the EAC alter the federal voter registration form to allow for documentary-proof-of-citizenship voter registration requirements.

    *Read our request
     
  • February 15, 2017: FOIA request sent to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Legal Counsel Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division Department of Justice, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, Department of Justice.

    Details: CLC requests records pertaining to the writings and communications regarding President Trump’s allegations of widespread voter fraud, his proposal for “a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and …. even, those who registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time)”, and his proposals to “strengthen up voter procedures.”

    *Read our request
     
  • February 15, 2017: FOIA request sent to Office of Legal Counsel Department of Justice, U.S. general Services Administration, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of Government Ethics.

    Details: On February 9, speaking from the White House briefing room, President Trump senior advisor Kellyanne Conway used an interview with Fox News to promote the business of the president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump: copies of all following digital and physical records encompassing all training or education materials regarding all correspondence pertaining to Kellyanne Conway’s endorsement of Ivanka Trump’s brand (excluding correspondence received from the general public); all records pertaining to the counseling provided to Kellyanne Conway or other executive branch employees who may violate or have violated all legal opinions, memoranda, advisories, or other records addressing all training materials and educational and policy memoranda, advisories, or evaluations regarding all training materials and educational and policy memoranda, advisories, or evaluations pertaining to all correspondence with White House Counsel Don McGahn.

    *Read our request

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