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News Roundup: Investigations into Trump

Much of this week’s news has focused on the potential indictment of former President Trump.

American Oversight Sues Florida Department of Education for Records Related to Gov. DeSantis’ Ongoing Attacks on Education

The lawsuit comes at a time of increasing alarm and urgency over attempts to politicize and reshape Florida’s education system.

Sunshine Week 2023: Three Major Threats to Government Transparency — and Three Big Wins

This Sunshine Week, we’re highlighting serious threats to public accountability as well as major victories in government transparency.

This Sunshine Week, American Oversight Celebrates Six Years of Victories in Government Transparency

As American Oversight celebrates its sixth anniversary, here are six of our biggest wins for public accountability and public records transparency.

American Oversight’s Statement on Law Forward’s Ethics Complaint Against Michael Gableman

American Oversight’s public records litigation in Wisconsin exposed Gableman’s election inquiry for what it was — a partisan exercise based on lies and incompetence.

Public Records Victory: CDC Agrees to Settlement in American Oversight Lawsuit Challenging Agency’s FOIA Practices

American Oversight sued the CDC in 2020 after the agency improperly rejected several FOIA requests related to the pandemic.


Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s Anti-Critical Race Theory Tip Line

American Oversight is investigating the system set up by Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration to collect reports of “divisive” topics being taught in Virginia schools, part of the wider trend…

The January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol

The heavily armed, Trump-incited mob attack of Jan. 6, 2021, was an attack not just on the U.S. Capitol building, but also on democracy and the rule of law.

Texas’s ‘Forensic Audit’ of the 2020 Election

In September, the Texas secretary of state’s office announced a “full forensic audit” of the 2020 election — just hours after former President Donald Trump publicly asked Gov. Greg Abbott…