Since June 2015, MuckRock users have been filing FOIA requests regarding a possible Trump presidency. In fact, so far there’s been over 160 public Trump-related requests filed through the site, all of which you can browse here .
We’ve also put together a number of guides and articles on the upcoming administration, ranging from what you can and can’t file regarding Trump to deep dives into what’s already out there:
- A guide to public records and the Trump Presidential Transition
- That time Donald Trump demanded the FCC fine Fox News for vulgarity
- The Art of the FOIA: What public records can tell us about Donald Trump
- Add “space” to the list of industries looking to get a Trump presidency push
- With Trump, the private prison industry is stronger than ever
- Trump’s Treasury pick appears to be part of a federal investigation
- Office of Government Ethics should have studied up on Twitter before taking on Trump
But there’s a lot more to file, so we wanted to try something new to help make this upcoming administration the most transparent one ever, whether it wants it or not.
We’ve launched a new project page for users to showcase their requests, find new documents regarding the Trump administration, or get inspiration for their own requests, and we’ve created a special Slack channel for you to join in and strategize on future requests, or help share big league FOIA stories that shed light on the President Elect’s team.
We’ve had a few users join us there already and they’ve helped file some really fun requests, so we’re excited about what else the transparency community can come up with.
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