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News Roundup: Impeachment Inquiry Goes Public

November 15, 2019
The latest on the impeachment inquiry, plus more on our investigations into Pompeo's political ambitions and threats to voting rights at the state level.

News Roundup: Ukraine-Related Documents, Hurdles for Asylum-Seekers, and Chad Wolf’s Involvement in Family Separation

November 8, 2019
The latest on impeachment and on our investigations into the administration's immigration policies.

Mike Pompeo’s Political Ambitions and Influences

November 8, 2019
First serving in the Trump administration as CIA director before his appointment as secretary of state, Mike Pompeo has become one of President Trump’s longest-serving and most loyal cabinet members. His leadership at the State Department and his various taxpayer-funded trips have raised questions about his external influences and his possible future political aims in his home state of Kansas — and we’re investigating.

News Roundup: Impeachment Votes and Sonny Perdue’s Georgia Connections

November 1, 2019
As the impeachment inquiry gears up for its more public phase, American Oversight is continuing to look into ethics and influence issues at agencies like the Department of Agriculture.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

In the Documents: Interior Department Officials Arranging VIP Tours for Trump Administration Figures and Allies

October 31, 2019
Documents uncovered by American Oversight reveal new instances in which the line between extending courtesies to notable figures and abusing agency privileges may have been crossed.

New Lawsuit: Secretary Perdue’s Ties to Georgia Industry Groups

October 30, 2019
American Oversight sued the USDA to investigate whether Perdue’s ties to Georgia agricultural-interest groups have had an impact on his policy decisions.

Using FOIA to Fight Trump Administration Obstruction

September 27, 2019
We obtained documents that show the coziness between political appointees and the fossil fuel industry — and provide an example of the administration's failure to cooperate fully with congressional oversight requests.

Stephen Miller’s Influence on Immigration Policy — and Throughout the Administration

September 12, 2019
The fingerprints of White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller appear on much of the Trump administration’s harshest immigration policies, from travel bans to refugee admissions caps. American Oversight is investigating how one of the president’s most loyal and long-serving advisers has shaped the administration’s hardline positions, and how he and his allies have inserted themselves at agencies across the federal government.

New Lawsuit Seeks State Department Records of Jared Kushner’s Middle East Trips

September 12, 2019
American Oversight sued the State Department for records related to Jared Kushner-led delegations and escalating U.S.-Iran tensions.

News Roundup: Trump’s Enthusiastic Support for New Drug Raises Questions

September 6, 2019
Investigating the administration's approval of Spravato, Trump's potential campaign-finance violations, and the promotion of Trump properties.
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