Archives for August 2018

CoA Institute President and CEO John Vecchione Discusses CoA’s Two Lawsuits Against the DOJ

  Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) President and CEO John Vecchione appeared on the Daily Ledger to discuss CoA’s two lawsuits against the DOJ for failing to comply with numerous FOIA requests. The interview comes after CoA Institute filed two complaints against the DOJ in six days for failing […]

GAO Finds Ex-Im Bank Lacks Comprehensive Fraud Prevention: CoA Renews Push to Abolish

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (“Ex-Im Bank”  or “Bank”) is a federal agency that provides financial credit to those who claim they are unable to obtain it privately. In reality, Ex-Im Bank offers taxpayer-guaranteed loans to politically-connected companies while leaving smaller companies at a competitive disadvantage. Last August, citing Ex-Im Bank as a form of […]

DoD Watchdog Details Agency’s Failure to Address FOIA Shortcomings

The Inspector General (“IG”) for the Department of Defense (“DOD”) recently published its annual compendium of unimplemented recommendations given to various DOD components and military departments in past investigations, audits, and inspections.  The list of unresolved matters is rather lengthy—some issues are more serious, others less so.  Relevant here, the […]

Congressional Inquiries into the VA are the First Steps Towards Reforming the Agency

We recently published a blog post urging newly confirmed Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) Secretary Robert Wilkie to mitigate the cultural plagues preventing the VA from operating as the functional and ethically organized agency that our veterans deserve.  Reports published last month from the Washington Post and the U.S. Government […]

Cause of Action Institute Files Suit Against DOJ for Emails Relating to Daniel Richman: Second lawsuit in six days against DOJ for failing to comply with FOIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 7, 2018 – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”), on behalf of the Daily Caller News Foundation (“DCNF”), filed a complaint against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) seeking access to all communication records relating to Daniel Richman, a “Special Government Employee” (SGE) hired by former […]

New Website Documents Fraud & Corruption from EB-5 Immigration Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Aug. 2, 2018 – Today, Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) launched a new website www.EndEB5.org, documenting  questionable investments and investigations relating to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program (“EB-5”) and the Regional Center Program. As the Cause of Action’s website reveals, the EB-5 program is ripe for […]

Democratic Senators Seek Records about “Sensitive Review” from VA, Ask Inspector General to Open Investigation into FOIA Politicization

Last week, a group of eight Democratic Senators, led by Ranking Member Jon Tester of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, wrote to the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) to express concern over the possible politicization of the agency’s Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) processes.  The senators requested various […]