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News Roundup: Whose Stockpile, and Which States?

April 3, 2020
It shouldn’t be surprising that the president, who downplayed the crisis until just a few weeks ago, is once again avoiding taking responsibility.

No Records Response from the Navy Regarding Federal Spending at Trump Properties

April 1, 2020
The U.S. Department of the Navy stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for records regarding federal spending at Trump properties, including any guidance issued regarding the use of Trump properties for official business, as well as any expenses paid to Trump properties. 

Political Interference in the 2020 Census

April 1, 2020
We've been investigating the rollout of the 2020 census, including the administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question and the misleading mailers sent by the Republican National Committee.

FOIA to Treasury Seeking Resignation Letter of Jessie Liu

April 1, 2020
FOIA to Treasury Seeking Jessie Liu’s resignation letter in light of reported politicization of DOJ prosecutions.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Communications Between U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu and the White House

April 1, 2020
FOIA to DOJ seeking email communications between U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu and the White House in light of reports of White House politicization of investigations.

Opinion and Order: American Oversight v. OMB – FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project

March 31, 2020
Opinion and order issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruling that the Office of Management and Budget had unlawfully restricted its search for records requested under FOIA by American Oversight, and that it must conduct a new search reasonably designed to capture the records.

No Records Response from Secret Service Regarding Spending at Trump Properties

March 31, 2020
United States Secret Service stated that it has no records in response to American Oversight's request for reports of total spending at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Virginia. American Oversight asked for records to show total Secret Service spending at other Trump properties including Trump National Golf Club Mar-a-Lago and the Mar-a-Lago club (Florida), Trump National Golf Club Bedminster (New Jersey), Trump International Golf Links and Hotel (Lahinch, Ireland), and Trump Turnberry Luxury Resort (Scotland, UK).

A Pandemic Is No Time for Secrecy

March 28, 2020
As the nation learns more about the Trump administration’s costly failures to prepare for the pandemic, there is another danger that could exacerbate the outbreak: lack of transparency.

News Roundup: Transparency and Oversight Are More Important Than Ever

March 27, 2020
During ordinary times, government transparency maintains a functioning democracy. But during the coronavirus outbreak, it can also save lives.

We Cannot Let Trump Use a National Emergency to Get Rich and Ignore the Constitution

March 24, 2020
Trump's entire presidency has provided example after example of his own financial enrichment and political interests superseding the public good and the U.S. Constitution.