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General News

Sunshine Week Blog: FOIAs Will Continue Until Accountability Improves

There has been a sharp increase in the number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and lawsuits filed against Trump administration cabinet agencies over the past 14 month - but the rising backlog is actually a sign of a much more serious problem: the breakdown of our system of checks and balances.
General News

Video: Four Strategies for Holding Trump Accountable

It's Sunshine Week and American Oversight is now officially one year old. Executive Director Austin Evers breaks down four FOIA strategies we've learned over the past year of holding the Trump administration accountable.
Investigation Update

New Lawsuit: How Much are Cabinet Officials Spending on Office Upgrades

After uncovering new details about office renovation expenses at HUD and the EPA, American Oversight filed a broad, multi-agency lawsuit to find out how much taxpayer money senior Trump administration officials – including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross – have spent to upgrade their personal offices. 
Investigation Update

New Emails Show Secretary Carson Knew About $31,000 Table

New emails uncovered by American Oversight show that HUD Secretary Ben Carson and wife were actively involved in selection and purchase of a $31,000 dining set - contradicting previous claims by Carson and HUD officials that he had not been aware of the purchase until after the fact.
General News

One Year of American Oversight

One year ago today, we launched American Oversight with a mission that was anything but simple: hold the Trump administration accountable by extracting evidence of corruption, malfeasance, or other misconduct. By highlighting the administration’s own words and documents, we let the corrupt condemn themselves.

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