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Exploding Email? Not So Fast, Says Watchdog

American Oversight sent a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) calling for government-wide guidance to prevent officials and employees from using Gmail’s new “self-destructing” email feature. The feature could allow government employees to delete agency records subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Investigation Update

Lawsuit Seeks Scott Pruitt and Nino Perrotta Travel and Security Spending Records

New lawsuit asks the court to order EPA to release records including waivers authorizing Pruitt and Perrotta to spend taxpayer funds on first class plane tickets, along with any communications between Perrotta and his business partner, Edwin Steinmetz, a private security consultant to whom Perrotta steered a $3,000 federal contract to "sweep" Pruitt's office for listening devices.
General News

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.
Investigation Update

Statement On Scott Pruitt’s Illegal Spending Spree

American Oversight released the following statement after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt broke federal spending laws when he spent $43,000 to install a soundproof phone booth in his office.
Investigation Update

Pruitt Investigation Update: Lobbyists, Condos, and Secret Phone Booths

Scott Pruitt has been in the headlines lately for an increasingly outrageous series of scandals – ranging from his $50 a night lobbyist condo to wasting millions on travel and excessive security. American Oversight has been investigating Pruitt’s questionable management of the agency for more than a year, requesting documents to expose the unethical ways that he has run the EPA.

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