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Commission Records Show No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud

Secretary Dunlap released his preliminary review of those records, revealing that the PACEI had uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud, directly contrary to statements by the White House and PACEI Vice Chair Kris Kobach.
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Inside the Documents: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ Calendars

October 18, 2018
After more than 6 months of litigation, American Oversight has uncovered and posted detailed calendars for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Totaling more than 1,800 pages, the calendars show extensive meetings with steel, rail, sugar, and energy industry groups that took place in 2017 -- as well as a number of meetings that appear to have attracted scrutiny from Commerce Department ethics officials.

New FOIAs: Trump Disputes Hurricane Maria’s Death Toll

October 15, 2018
In a series of tweets, the president claimed that “3,000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico” and that it was a ploy by the Democrats to make him “look as bad as possible.” These Tweets came just weeks after a long-awaited independent study on the fatalities were released.

LDF and American Oversight File Lawsuit for DOJ Records of Census Citizenship Question

October 15, 2018
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) have sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) to compel the release of records detailing the department's role in the decision to reinstate a citizenship question on the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census. The lawsuit filed Friday by LDF, along with non-partisan ethics watchdog American Oversight, asks the court to order DOJ to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted by LDF seeking a range of documents about the citizenship question.

Western Values Project and American Oversight Sue Interior for Records Related to Zinke’s Alleged Corruption

October 10, 2018
Western Values Project (WVP), a Montana-based conservation group, represented by watchdog American Oversight, today filed a lawsuit against the Department of the Interior (DOI) to investigate whether Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has used his position for personal or political gain. WVP is seeking the release of a broad range of documents related to Zinke’s conduct during his tenure as secretary, including records of Zinke’s travel to various political conferences, his communications with individuals tied to Halliburton, and any emails sent by or to Zinke on personal email accounts or private servers.

Parallel Investigations Initiative FOIAs: Industry Influence, Denial of Reproductive Rights, and the Administration’s Family Separation Policy

October 9, 2018
As part of our Parallel Investigations Initiative, we’ve filed FOIA requests that mirror oversight letters sent by both the chairs and ranking members of committees in the House and Senate.

Six Senators File Lawsuit for Kavanaugh Records

September 21, 2018
American Oversight is representing six U.S. Senators in a lawsuit seeking the release of records from Judge Brett Kavanaugh's work in the Bush White House.

New Documents Posted: Outside Influences, Luxuries on the Taxpayer Dime, and Agency Priorities in the Administration

September 21, 2018
Recently posted documents by American Oversight, including the Trump administration’s office renovation expenses, records regarding Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s decision to exempt Florida from his offshore drilling plan, and records related to career holdovers in the administration.

Investigation Update: Loyalty Tests and Retaliation

September 19, 2018
American Oversight has been investigating expectations of loyalty across the government, as well as attempts to purge employees who used to work in the Obama administration.

Lambda Legal and American Oversight Sue HHS in Quest for Kavanaugh Documents

September 13, 2018
Lambda Legal and American Oversight filed a lawsuit seeking to compel the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to produce documents related to Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s work in the George W. Bush administration, particularly his involvement in policies that discriminated against LGBTQ children, families and relationships. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.