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American Oversight Statement on Trump-Incited Mob Attack on Capitol

Every moment President Trump remains in power is a threat to our democracy and our nation.
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News Roundup: Looking Ahead

January 22, 2021
The anti-democratic forces that brought Trump to office remain a serious threat at all levels of government.

Statement on Trump’s Late Night Pardons

January 20, 2021
"This reads less like a list of pardons than a desperate, last-minute argument that political corruption should not be a crime," said American Oversight Executive Director Austin Evers.
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Investigations Update: West Virginia Lawmaker’s Involvement in Capitol Attack and Trump’s Attempts to Overturn Georgia Election Results

January 19, 2021
See the latest in our investigations of the security at the U.S. Capitol, DOJ’s opioid settlement with Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family, and the “burrowing in” of Trump political appointees.

Covid-19 Oversight News: Ongoing Vaccine Distribution Problems and the Trump Administration’s Last Week

January 19, 2021
For the latest news on the pandemic, as well as updates on various oversight investigations, sign up for our weekly Covid-19 Oversight News email.

DHS Claims No Records of Communications with White House About Firing of CISA Director Chris Krebs

January 19, 2021
Krebs was fired in November after his office pushed back on the president’s false claims of a stolen election.

Records Highlight Difference in Trump Administration’s Response to Racial Justice Protests and Attack on Capitol

January 19, 2021
American Oversight obtained documents that shed light on the aggressive response to protests as well as the lack of coordination between federal and local officials regarding the politicized Operation Legend program.

Tracking Taxpayer Spending at Trump Properties

January 15, 2021
Even as Trump’s presidency sunsets, it’s still hard to tell how much money went from public coffers into his pockets.

News Roundup: Heightened Security, Unanswered Questions, and a Twice-Impeached President

January 14, 2021
The Trump administration may be ending in less than a week, but the work of protecting our democracy will continue.

Investigations Update: The Attack on the Capitol, Georgia U.S. Attorney’s Resignation, and White House Meeting with State Attorneys General

January 13, 2021
Summary: See the latest in our investigations of the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, the resignation of U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak, and states’ responses to the pandemic.