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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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News Roundup: Citizenship, the Census and the Constitution

February 15, 2019
The Supreme Court will consider the inclusion of a citizenship question on the census, Trump declares a national emergency and the Senate confirms William Barr.

HUD Senior Official Lynne Patton Thinks American Oversight Needs to Get a Life

February 12, 2019
American Oversight obtained email communications from the Department of Housing and Urban Development discussing FOIA requests with former Trump aide turned HUD senior official Lynne Patton, in which Patton stated that American Oversight needs to "get a life."

News Roundup: The First Real Confrontation Between the Trump Administration and Congressional Oversight

February 8, 2019
The struggle between House Democrats and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker over his appearance before the Judiciary Committee finally culminated in his first oversight hearing.

Open Questions for Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker

February 7, 2019
American Oversight has been investigating both Whitaker’s political and his financial conflicts of interest since his appointment in November 2018 — here are six questions we’ve been asking.

What to Know If Whitaker Tries to Assert Executive Privilege

February 7, 2019
Friday's hearing in the House Judiciary Committee could set up a showdown over executive privilege. American Oversight's legal team breaks down the reasons Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker may not be able to properly assert executive privilege to avoid answering certain questions.

Lawsuit: Why Did Government-Run Site Attached to Trump Hotel Stay Open During the Shutdown?

February 5, 2019
American Oversight filed a lawsuit against General Services Administration and the National Park Service to shed light on the decision to use federal funding to re-open the Old Post Office Tower during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

Congressional Oversight 2019: Calendar of Committee Hearings

February 1, 2019
Here are some upcoming congressional hearings along with information about American Oversight’s concurrent investigations.

News Roundup: More Troops at the Border Means More Questions for the Administration

February 1, 2019
The day after a congressional hearing about military presence at the southern border, the Pentagon announced it will be deploying another 2,000 troops.

Lawsuit Seeks Emails of DOJ Official Involved in Controversial Civil Rights Decisions

January 31, 2019
American Oversight filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice to find out whether outside groups or individuals have influenced the agency’s shifting priorities in the enforcement of civil rights protections.