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Current Litigation

American Oversight has filed nearly 40 lawsuits against the Trump administration - suing to enforce our own requests for information as well as representing other plaintiffs. Details about all of our ongoing investigations, along with the documents that we have uncovered, can be found here. Below is a list of every lawsuit filed by American Oversight along with links to the related complaints, FOIAs, and documents.
Investigation Update

Did McCabe Firing Violate Sessions’ Recusal? Watchdog Calls for Investigation

Nonpartisan ethics watchdog American Oversight today called on Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General to investigate whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions violated his recusal obligations in terminating former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
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 months - 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. 

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