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Watchdog Asks Court to Unseal 1999 Report on Leaks From Independent Counsel Ken Starr’s Office

American Oversight today asked a federal judge to unseal a 1999 report into allegations that Independent Counsel Ken Starr's office – where Judge Brett Kavanaugh then worked – inappropriately leaked confidential information to the press.
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Emails Show Political Interference with FOIA and Resistance to Transparency at HUD

Documents obtained by American Oversight show that Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials circumvented standard Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) policies to deal with politically-sensitive requests related to the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and complained about inquiries from members of Congress.
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New FOIAs Round-Up: Heritage Foundation Influence, Harley Davidson, and Conspiracy Theories at the VA

American Oversight has submitted over 1,000 FOIAs to hold the Trump administration accountable. What we’ve uncovered has exposed Ben Carson’s family involvement at Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and helped shed light on former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s many ethical scandals that led to his eventual resignation. This is American Oversight's latest round-up of FOIAs.
Investigation Update

Commission Records Show No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud

Secretary Dunlap released his preliminary review of those records, revealing that the PACEI had uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud, directly contrary to statements by the White House and PACEI Vice Chair Kris Kobach.
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NSLDN and American Oversight Sue Education Department for Navient Emails and Records

American Oversight today filed a lawsuit on behalf of The National Student Legal Defense Network (NSLDN) against the Department of Education (ED) to shed light on its role in aiding Navient, a giant servicer of federal student loans, to defend an enforcement action brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in federal court.

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