Investigations Into Ethics & Conflicts

In less than one term, President Trump has appointed more lobbyists to his cabinet than his predecessors did in two. Federal agencies are stocked with officials regulating the very industries they previously worked for, from fossil fuels to student loans. Meanwhile, the president, who refused to financially divest from his business, has continued to profit off his office.

Defund Trump

President Trump has refused to divest himself of his business interests, creating clear conflicts of interest and breaking decades of practice by his predecessors. There is no official public accounting…

Wilbur Ross’s Web of Financial Conflicts

American Oversight has been investigating Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s complicated maze of finances, identifying a number of serious ethics issues related to the billionaire’s failure to divest certain assets and…

Trump’s Interference in the FBI Headquarters Relocation Plan

A plan to relocate the FBI headquarters to the Washington, D.C., suburbs was surprisingly scrapped in favor of the far costlier option of rebuilding at its existing site — which…

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The Trump Administration’s Compliance with Document Preservation Laws

Government Transparency, Ethics & Conflicts, Misconduct

Sonny Perdue’s Ties to His Family Business

Trade & Industry, Ethics & Conflicts, Political Appointees

Rick Perry’s Energy Industry Connections — in the U.S. and Abroad

Environment & Energy, Ethics & Conflicts, Political Appointees

Wilbur Ross’s Web of Financial Conflicts

Trade & Industry, Ethics & Conflicts, Political Appointees

Elaine Chao’s Family Business and Kentucky Favoritism

Trade & Industry, Ethics & Conflicts, Influence & Access, Political Appointees

Trump’s Interference in the FBI Headquarters Relocation Plan

Trump Family Business, Abuse of Power, Ethics & Conflicts

Former Acting Attorney General Whitaker’s Financial and Political Conflicts of Interest

Government Transparency, Ethics & Conflicts, Political Appointees

Ivanka Trump’s and Jared Kushner’s Roles in the Administration

Ethics & Conflicts, Influence & Access, Political Appointees

Uncovering the Truth About Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh

Government Transparency, Ethics & Conflicts

Questionable $300 Million Puerto Rico Contract for Zinke-Linked Company

Environment & Energy, Ethics & Conflicts, Influence & Access, Misconduct, Specific Events

Ben Carson’s Family Involvement at the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Ethics & Conflicts, Misconduct, Political Appointees

Trump’s Political Appointees

Ethics & Conflicts, Political Appointees

Defund Trump

Trump Family Business, Abuse of Power, Ethics & Conflicts