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American Oversight and CREW Request Trump Stop Destroying Presidential Records

Following reports that President Trump has a habit of ripping up presidential documents including memos, letters, and notes, and that the White House fired the staffers who had been tasked with taping them back together, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and American Oversight called on the Trump Administration to fully comply with the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and preserve all presidential records.
Investigation Update

USTR Emails Reveal Tensions, Inconsistencies in Trump Administration’s NAFTA Strategy

Emails obtained by American Oversight show that in a hasty attempt to scrap and replace NAFTA, USTR and the administration alienated stakeholders, rushed through processes for soliciting comment, and even held contradictory public positions.
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New Lawsuit: Why Did CBP Use the Hashtag #CatchOfTheDay?

In October 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) tweeted a photo of four undocumented men who were arrested by the agency and captioned it with the hashtag “#CatchOfTheDay,” a phrase typically used to describe freshly caught fish.
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Current Litigation – Enforcing Our Right to Public Information

American Oversight has filed over 40 lawsuits against the Trump administration, suing to enforce our own requests for information as well as representing other plaintiffs.
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Emails Show Insider Access for Steel Industry Lobbyists Tied to Lighthizer

Emails obtained by American Oversight through a Freedom of Information Act request uncovered a friendly relationship between U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) officials and lobbyists representing the steel industry.

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