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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or join us on Slack by entering your information here.
Presidential visits, whether to rustic diners or clandestine headquarters, are always both meticulously planned and opportunities for unexpected chaos. When it’s President Trump visiting the CIA, the notoriously tight-lipped staff find themselves wrangling for seats and dealing with logistics that, unsurprisingly, were remarkably fluid for a trip just across the Potomac.
There may be no complete repository of federal appointees, but FOIA can be your inroad to learning the history of who has been added to an agency.
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.
Alexander Howard sent this request to the U.S. Department Of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary of the United States of America