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.
Almost a year ago to the day, I filed a FOIA request with the Federal Communications Commission for emails related to the now-infamous Ajit Pai Harlem Shake video. Today, those records were finally released, revealing just how how far the agency would go to fight accountability over even the stupidest issue.
We’re excited to announce that MuckRock is relaunching our Trump-focused FOIA project, rebranding it as “The Secret Scandals of the Trump Administration.” We’ll focus on the administration’s lesser known, but no less dangerous actions, which all too often escape media scrutiny.
MuckRock users are continuing to sift through a selection of materials released on the Supreme Court nominee. Here’s some of what we’ve found so far.