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American Oversight Sues Education Department for Borrower Defense Records

American Oversight today sued the Department of Education (ED) to shed light on the agency’s decision to cut back on debt relief for defrauded student borrowers. This is the watchdog’s tenth suit in its Parallel Investigations Initiative, targeting documents that are also likely to be the subject of congressional investigations.
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American Oversight Sues State Department for Trump Organization, Kushner Companies Records

American Oversight today filed a lawsuit against the Department of State to determine whether President Trump’s business interests have influenced agency policy. The president and his family, who have refused to divest from their businesses, have financial interests in more than 20 countries.
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American Oversight Sues State Department for Evidence of Alleged Political Loyalty Tests

American Oversight today sued the Department of State to uncover evidence of alleged political retaliation. This is the watchdog’s fourth suit in its Parallel Investigations Initiative, which aims to amplify congressional oversight by targeting records that will likely also be sought in committee investigations after the House of Representatives changes hands.
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Accountability Starts Now

With control of the House of Representatives changing hands, the checks and balances we all learned about in school are back. If the Trump administration tries to obstruct congressional oversight, we'll go to court to force the release of documents.  
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In the News: Flights at Taxpayer Expense, Zinke’s Ethics Investigations, and the FBI Headquarters Project

American Oversight uncovers documents that drive accountability and help journalists further investigate corruption in the Trump administration. Over the past few weeks our litigation has exposed flight records, financial conflicts of interest, and set the stage for parallel congressional oversight in 2019.

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