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News Roundup: Evidence of Obstruction

January 24, 2020
We uncovered emails revealing new details about the Ukraine scandal, and the next day, they were on the Senate floor in the impeachment trial.
Representative Jason Crow holds up a heavily-redacted email from the Office of Management and Budget during the Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday

FOIA Request to TVA Seeking Travel Expenditures Records

January 22, 2020
FOIA request to the Tennessee Valley Authority seeking records showing executive travel expenditures.

FOIA to State Seeking Any Threat Assessment for Former Ambassador Yovanovitch

January 16, 2020
FOIA to State seeking any threat assessment for former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch in light of records released by the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on January 14, 2020, that indicate Yovanovitch was under surveillance during the Spring of 2019.

In the Documents: New Information on Scott Pruitt’s Fleet of Luxury SUVs

January 3, 2020
Records obtained by American Oversight provide new details about the former EPA administrator's penchant for taxpayer-funded luxury travel — including the existence of a previously unreported extra SUV.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

American Oversight’s 2019 in Review: Nine Important Stories We Uncovered

December 27, 2019
From Rudy Giuliani to Stephen Miller, and from threats to democracy in the states to corruption in Trump's cabinet, here's where the paper trail took us in 2019.

News Roundup: Beyond Impeachment — The Investigations Continue

December 20, 2019
There's plenty to investigate as we approach the end of 2019 — Ukraine-related and otherwise.

FOIA to State Department Seeking Renovation Expenses for Ambassadors

December 20, 2019
FOIA to the Department of State seeking records regarding renovations or redecoration of any part of the offices or residences of select ambassadors.

Lawsuit over Administration’s Unlawful Seizure of Trump-Putin Meeting Notes Moves Forward

December 11, 2019
A federal judge rejected the government’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the administration had committed a serious violation of federal records laws after a 2017 meeting between Trump and Putin.

CBP Records Regarding #CatchOfTheDay Hashtag

December 3, 2019
Customs and Border Protection records relating to social media strategy. American Oversight sought these documents after CBP used #CatchOfTheDay to publicize individuals taken into custody by the agency.