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Audit the Wall: No Plans, Funding or Timeline — And No Wall

American Oversight's investigation into the administration’s preparations for fulfilling Trump's promise to build a border wall reveal it to be nothing more than a rhetorical tool.
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Statement on Ryan Zinke’s Departure from Interior Department

December 15, 2018
"For all his feigned swagger, Ryan Zinke lacked the courage or integrity to face accountability, skipping town as soon as he faced scrutiny," said Austin Evers, Executive Director of American Oversight.

News Round-up: Auditing the Wall, Investigating Saudi Arabia’s Influence, and Uncovering Hidden Reports

December 14, 2018
Despite what DHS says, Trump’s border-wall claims and demands are little more than a base-placating rhetorical tool.

Read the Hidden Report on Banks Charging High Fees to Students

December 13, 2018
After keeping it hidden for months, the Consumer and Financial Protection Bureau has finally released a report on high fees that banks charged to college students, possibly in violation of Department of Education rules.

Audit the Wall: No Plans, Funding or Timeline — And No Wall

December 12, 2018
American Oversight's investigation into the administration’s preparations for fulfilling Trump's promise to build a border wall reveal it to be nothing more than a rhetorical tool.

Wait, There’s More: News of Another Administration Official Using Personal Email

December 10, 2018
News reports indicate that Scott Pruitt used personal email for official business. American Oversight continues its investigation of improper administration email use.

News Round-up: Attorney General Nomination, Family Separation Lawsuits, and Treating Immigrants Like Humans

December 7, 2018
News round-up of American Oversight's FOIAs, lawsuits, and new records, including records related to Charlottesville, family separation, and references to immigrants detained at the border as #CatchOfTheDay on social media.

Emails Show Tension Between Administration and Congressional Staff over NAFTA Renegotiation

December 6, 2018
Records obtained by American Oversight provide a behind-the-scenes look at the administration’s attempt to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), including emails rife with miscommunication, poor coordination, and tension between Congress and the Office of the United States Trade Representative

Assistant Attorney General with Ties to Russian Bank Recused from Mueller Investigation

December 6, 2018
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s position at the Department of Justice continues to draw scrutiny from both Congress and watchdog groups, as does that of Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski, who previously represented the Russian entity Alfa Bank and has been screened off from the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference.

American Oversight Sues Administration for Records of Family-Separation Policy

December 5, 2018
On Tuesday, American Oversight filed multiple lawsuits regarding the development and implementation of the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.