Amid new revelations about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's frequent use of expensive, first-class air travel – which agency officials have admitted was intended to allow Pruitt to avoid interactions with Americans upset by the administrator's actions – nonpartisan ethics watchdog American Oversight today called on the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and the EPA Inspector General to open investigations into the potential misuse of taxpayer funds.
Nonpartisan ethics watchdog American Oversight today sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release emails relating to President Trump's proposed border wall sent between senior officials at the department and individuals in the White House, anti-immigration activist groups, and conservative media outlets including Breitbart and Fox News.
Documents uncovered by American Oversight confirm that President Trump's voter fraud commission submitted an order to the Texas Secretary of State requesting a list of all registered voters in the state – and asking for Hispanic surnames to be identified.
Emails and other documents uncovered by American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) show that Secretary Ben Carson's son, Ben Carson Jr., has been using his influence at the agency to connect business associates with senior government officials.
American Oversight is representing Equity Forward and Campaign for Accountability in litigation against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services seeking records regarding the efforts to prevent unaccompanied immigrant minors from exercising their constitutional right to abortion.
American Oversight has uncovered the identities, job titles, and resumes of hundreds of political appointees that the Trump administration has installed at cabinet agencies across the government - and that information has been helping journalists investigate and cover the workings of the administration.