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FCC Commissioner Calls for Trump’s Reelection, Violates Hatch Act

In remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington DC on February 23, Michael O'Rielly, a commissioner on the FCC violated the Hatch Act when he called for the reelection of President Donald Trump while appearing in his official capacity as a federal official. American Oversight is urging the Office of Special Counsel to immediately investigate.
Investigation Update

Investigation Update: Swamp Airlines – Private Jets at Taxpayer Expense

American Oversight is investigating the Trump Administration’s repeated use of chartered aircrafts and military planes for government travel. High-priced travel at taxpayer expense has become a pattern in the Trump administration--from Treasury Secretary Mnuchin who took a plane to see the solar eclipse, to former HHS Secretary Tom Price who spent upwards of $60,000 on government chartered jets.

Inside the Documents: Ben Carson Jr’s HUD Emails

The documents we obtained revealed how Ben Jr. used his special access to play matchmaker between his business contacts in the city and his powerful father.
Investigation Update

Ethics Watchdog Calls for Investigation of Pruitt’s Expensive Travel Habits

Amid new revelations about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's frequent use of expensive, first-class air travel – which agency officials have admitted was intended to allow Pruitt to avoid interactions with Americans upset by the administrator's actions – nonpartisan ethics watchdog American Oversight today called on the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and the EPA Inspector General to open investigations into the potential misuse of taxpayer funds.
Investigation Update

American Oversight Sues DOJ Over Decision to Reopen Uranium One Investigation

American Oversight today sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) to uncover the facts behind Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to reopen an investigation into Uranium One and Hillary Clinton.

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