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American Oversight Sues DHS for Cuccinelli Records

November 13, 2019
American Oversight filed a lawsuit against DHS for failing to release documents that may shed light on the recent work of Ken Cuccinelli, who is expected to be named acting DHS deputy secretary.

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

New Lawsuit for Records Related to Controversial Judicial Nominee Steven Menashi

October 10, 2019
We're suing the Department of Education for failing to produce documents that could shed light on Menashi's work in the Trump administration.
Steven Menashi during his September hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee

Early Trump Administration — and McAleenan — Communications About Immigration Policy

October 9, 2019
Only so much distance can be created between McAleenan and his direct involvement in some of the Trump administration’s harshest immigration policies.

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.

What We Found in Controversial Federal Court Nominee Steven Menashi’s Calendars

September 11, 2019
One the most potentially controversial judicial nominees since Brett Kavanaugh is set to have his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

Trump’s Political Appointees

January 29, 2018
President Trump has made it clear that he values personal loyalty above experience or competence — and he has appointed hundreds of new officials across the federal government. The public has a right to know who these appointees are, what backgrounds they bring to their work, and whether they have any conflicts of interest.