Trump Accountability

The four years of the Trump administration brought unprecedented corruption, misconduct, and abuse of office to all levels of the federal government — from the Ukraine scandal and family separation to the influence of industry lobbyists in rewriting environmental and safety regulations. American Oversight is continuing to unearth the facts to hold all those involved accountable.

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State Proposals to Restrict Protests

Civil Rights, Domestic Terrorism, Influence & Access

Florida’s Inequitable Vaccine Rollout

Health Care, Coronavirus Response

Attacks on Absentee Voting During the 2020 Campaign

Voting Rights, Abuse of Power, Voting Rights

The Federal Government’s Pandemic Information-Sharing Systems

Government Transparency, Health Care, Coronavirus Response

Challenges in U.S. Vaccine Distribution

Government Transparency, Health Care, Coronavirus Response

Trump’s Pressure on Georgia Officials to Overturn 2020 Election Results

Government Transparency, Voting Rights, Abuse of Power, Voting Rights

The Failed Texas Lawsuit Challenging 2020 Election Results

Campaigns, Government Transparency, Voting Rights, Abuse of Power, Influence & Access, Voting Rights

State and Local Officials’ Involvement in Jan. 6 Trump Rally and Capitol Attack

Domestic Terrorism, Government Transparency, Abuse of Power, Ethics & Conflicts, Voting Rights

The January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol

Domestic Terrorism, Abuse of Power

Trump’s Use of Presidential Clemency Powers

Political Appointees, Trump Family Business, Political Appointees

Presidential Transition Transparency

Campaigns, Voting Rights, Abuse of Power

Efforts to Undermine the 2020 Election Results

Campaigns, Voting Rights, Abuse of Power

The Trump Administration’s Compliance with Document Preservation Laws

Government Transparency, Ethics & Conflicts, Misconduct

The Pandemic in Prisons

Health Care, Coronavirus Response

The Spread of Coronavirus in Migrant Detention Facilities

Health Care, Immigration, Coronavirus Response

The White House’s Covid-19 Outbreak

Health Care, Coronavirus Response

Covid Relief Funds and Loans: Where Has The Money Gone?

Consumer and Worker Protections, Health Care, Coronavirus Response

The Rush for a Covid-19 Vaccine

Health Care, Coronavirus Response

Trump’s Potential Supreme Court Nominees

Civil Rights, Political Appointees

John Durham’s Politicized Investigation — And William Barr’s Role in It

Abuse of Power

Political Interference at the U.S. Postal Service

Civil Rights, Trade & Industry, Voting Rights, Abuse of Power, Coronavirus Response, Influence & Access, Policy & Regulations

The ‘Burrowing In’ of Political Appointees

Political Appointees

Law Enforcement’s Response to Nationwide Racial Justice Protests

Civil Rights, Abuse of Power

White House Control of Information During the Pandemic

Government Transparency, Health Care, Coronavirus Response

The Trump Administration’s Poor Coordination with States on Pandemic Response

Coronavirus Response

Anti-Immigration Opportunism in the Coronavirus Response

Immigration, Coronavirus Response

Testing Supply Failures

Coronavirus Response

Jared Kushner’s Role in the Coronavirus Response

Coronavirus Response

The White House’s Disregard of Early Warnings

Coronavirus Response

Promotion of Covid-19 Treatments and Communications with Drug Companies

Coronavirus Response

Conditions in Migrant Detention Centers

Civil Rights, Immigration, Abuse of Power, Influence & Access, Policy & Regulations

‘Remain in Mexico’ and Barriers to Seeking Asylum

Immigration, Policy & Regulations

Political Interference in the 2020 Census

Immigration, Abuse of Power, Misconduct, Policy & Regulations

The Trump Administration’s Response to Coronavirus

Health Care, Coronavirus Response

The Trump Administration’s Contacts with Ukraine

National Security & Foreign Policy, Abuse of Power, Misconduct

Trump’s Post-Impeachment Authoritarian Purges

National Security & Foreign Policy, Abuse of Power, Influence & Access

Trump Administration Efforts on Behalf of Turkish Bank

National Security & Foreign Policy, Abuse of Power

The Trump Administration’s Escalating Tension with Iran

National Security & Foreign Policy, Abuse of Power

Georgia’s Voting Machines and Election Security

Trade & Industry, Voting Rights, Influence & Access

State Government Contacts with Voting-Restriction Activists

Voting Rights, Influence & Access

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

The Trump Administration’s Questionable Email Practices

Government Transparency, National Security & Foreign Policy, Misconduct

Mike Pompeo’s Political Ambitions and Influences

National Security & Foreign Policy, Abuse of Power, Misconduct, Political Appointees

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

Immigration, Influence & Access, Political Appointees

Combating Domestic Terrorism and Right-Wing Violent Extremism

Domestic Terrorism, Policy & Regulations

Elaine Chao’s Family Business and Kentucky Favoritism

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

Donald Trump’s Obstruction of Congressional Oversight

Abuse of Power

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

The Trump Administration’s Transgender Military Ban

Civil Rights, National Security & Foreign Policy, Policy & Regulations

Swamp Airlines: Chartered Jets at Taxpayer Expense

Government Transparency, Abuse of Power, Misconduct

Uncovering the Truth About Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh

Government Transparency, Ethics & Conflicts

Family Separation and the Detention of Immigrant Children

Civil Rights, Immigration, Abuse of Power, Policy & Regulations

Dunlap v. PACEI: Investigating the Voter Fraud Commission

Government Transparency, Voting Rights, Influence & Access

Loyalty Tests and Retaliation

Abuse of Power, Misconduct

Trump Cabinet Officials’ Office Renovations

Abuse of Power, Misconduct

Efforts to Undermine Sanctuary Cities

Civil Rights, Immigration, Abuse of Power, Policy & Regulations

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

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

Gun Lobby Influence On Responses to Mass Shootings

Influence & Access

The Trump Administration’s Response to the Opioid Epidemic

Health Care, Influence & Access, Policy & Regulations

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

Ethics & Conflicts, Misconduct, Political Appointees

Audit the Wall

Environment & Energy, Immigration, Influence & Access, Policy & Regulations

Trump’s Political Appointees

Ethics & Conflicts, Political Appointees

Politicization of the Justice Department

Government Transparency, Abuse of Power

Tax Reform: Uncovering the Backroom Deals

Budget, Taxes & the Economy, Influence & Access, Policy & Regulations

Trump’s Mismanagement of North American Trade Negotiations

Consumer and Worker Protections, Trade & Industry, Influence & Access, Policy & Regulations

Insider Access at the Department of Education

Education, Influence & Access, Policy & Regulations

Health Care: Repeal, Replace, and Sabotage

Health Care, Policy & Regulations

Ryan Zinke’s Unethical Leadership at Interior

Environment & Energy, Misconduct, Political Appointees

Scott Pruitt’s Mismanagement of the EPA

Environment & Energy, Misconduct, Political Appointees

The Trump Administration’s Attempts to Weaken Affirmative Action

Civil Rights, Consumer and Worker Protections, Policy & Regulations

Defund Trump

Trump Family Business, Abuse of Power, Ethics & Conflicts

EPA’s Chemical Industry Agenda

Environment & Energy, Influence & Access, Policy & Regulations