Our Latest

‘We’ve All Given Up Getting a Straight Answer from You Guys’: Frustrated Emails Between Illinois Governor’s Office and White House

American Oversight obtained March emails between a White House official and the Illinois governor's office that show the mounting anger over the lack of a federal leadership.


Investigations Update: Mike Pompeo’s Abuses of Office, Trump’s Loyalty Purges, and Caring for Uninsured Covid-19 Patients

From voting rights to the pandemic, here's a look at our new investigations from the past week.

Investigation Update

News Roundup: ‘It’s Going to Sort of Just Disappear’

The virus won’t “disappear” anytime soon, especially so long as the Trump administration continues its mix of wishful thinking and inadequate actions.


Tulsa Health Officials Initially Estimated Trump Rally Would Directly Lead to 2 to 9 Deaths

The numbers, based on initial estimates of 19,000 attendees, put the decision to hold such a large indoor event in a stark light.


New Lawsuit: Politicization of the Nation’s Top Intelligence Office

Politicization of formerly apolitical government functions has been a recurring and troubling pattern during the Trump administration.

Investigation Update


Jared Kushner’s Role in the Coronavirus Response

The trend of the president’s son-in-law being handed serious responsibilities far beyond his experience has continued during the pandemic. American Oversight is investigating how Jared Kushner has mismanaged the hunt…

The White House’s Disregard of Early Warnings

The United States could have saved tens of thousands of lives if social distancing had been adopted just one week earlier in March. But as the virus spread unheeded through…

Promotion of Covid-19 Treatments and Communications with Drug Companies

President Trump’s dubious and dangerous touting of unproven Covid-19 treatments raised serious questions about how — and why — the White House might promote certain medications. And as the world…

Covid-19 Oversight Hub

We’re tracking the latest developments in the federal, state, and independent investigations into the government response to the Covid-19 pandemic. From congressional hearings and inspector general reports to public records releases and legal battles, stay up to date on the work of the watchdogs conducting oversight of the Covid-19 response.


Check out our comprehensive list of coronavirus-related lawsuits and find out more about the records being sought by American Oversight and other organizations.



Learn more about the key players in the government’s pandemic response, from task force members and public health officials to lobbyists and drug companies.