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Defense Department and Army Failed to Preserve Jan. 6 Text Messages — American Oversight Calls for Investigation

In response to American Oversight’s litigation, the Defense Department and the Army have confirmed in court filings that the phones of certain former senior Trump administration officials had been wiped — and that any text messages from Jan. 6, 2021, were not preserved.
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American Oversight Publishes Report of Findings from Investigation of Partisan Wisconsin Election Review

October 4, 2022
On Tuesday, American Oversight released an in-depth report on its findings from its multiple public records lawsuits and investigation of Michael Gableman’s problematic election inquiry.

News Roundup: Electoral Count Act, Trump Investigations, and Lawsuit Against SD Governor

September 23, 2022
Former President Trump is facing an unprecedented array of investigations, with some major developments shaping the news this week.

News Roundup: A Cruel and Cynical Stunt

September 16, 2022
The vilification of immigrants has reached new and cynical depths this week amid two stunts by right wing governors that used migrants as political pawns.

In the Documents: The Thomas More Society and Other Outside Groups’ Influence on Partisan Wisconsin Election Investigation

September 2, 2022
Public records obtained by American Oversight over the past year shed light on the involvement of the conservative legal group and prominent election deniers in attorney Michael Gableman’s problematic inquiry.

American Oversight Asks Appeals Court to Reconsider Its Ruling Allowing Lawyers to Represent Unstaffed Wisconsin Assembly OSC

August 25, 2022
American Oversight filed a brief in opposition to allowing the lawyers — whom the lower court previously removed from the public records case because of misconduct — to represent the unstaffed Office of Special Counsel in the court of appeals.

News Roundup: ‘The Evidence Speaks for Itself’

August 19, 2022
The costly repercussions of the Wisconsin election investigation were thrown into stark relief this week.
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Wisconsin Court Confirms OSC ‘Accomplished Nothing’ and Removes OSC Lawyer James Bopp from Case

August 17, 2022
In a separate fuling, the judge purged OSC’s contempt, finding that there were apparently no more records to produce thanks to the office’s record-keeping practices.

Statement on the Firing of Michael Gableman

August 12, 2022
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos fired Michael Gableman, the investigator who had been overseeing the Assembly’s partisan inquiry into the state’s 2020 presidential election.
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Internal Memo Obtained by American Oversight Reveals that Michael Gableman Privately Opposed ‘Decertifying’ Wisconsin’s 2020 Election

August 2, 2022
Michael Gableman, the lawyer leading the Wisconsin Assembly’s review of the 2020 election, privately sent a memo to Assembly Speaker Vos in which he advised against decertifying the election, just weeks after he publicly advocated for it.