FOIA the Trump Administration
While the Office of the White House is exempt from FOIA, its appointees are not, and you can help us FOIA them.
This is a project to collaborate on filing requests regarding the Trump administration, with a particular focus on Donald J. Trump’s top political appointees and the information available to be gathered. The focus of these requests is not just the ongoing work of the administration, but also documents that highlight the background of various officials in the new administration, including the President himself.
To join the project, send an email to email@example.com, or join us on Slack by entering your information here.
Readers made 800 submissions to our crowdsourcing project to cull links from the redacted Mueller Report - read them here and help us find more
Last week, in partnership with the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, we put out a call to help find and preserve as much as the online primary source material in the Mueller Report as we could. Hundreds of people helped, and now we’ve updated a version of the Mueller Report to over a hundred of the original sources, right on the page.
The current President of the United States has prompted a new conversation in the hallowed halls of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration: What will be the actual role of the US Space Force? A FOIA request filed in August of 2018 reveals that beyond just plans for a more militarized space, NASA is deeply dedicated and invested to the privatization and commercialization of the final frontier.
Earlier, we put out the call for help diving through the many pages of Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Scott Angelle’s call records. Angelle gave out his cellphone number to a conference of oil and gas industry executives - an industry he is tasked with overseeing - so we were curious to see who was calling. Here are the results.