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Watchdogs to Corporate CEOs: Don’t Let Complicit Trump Officials Use Your Company to Launder Reputations
After four years of unprecedented abuses of office, those who participated in some of the Trump administration’s greatest transgressions will be looking for their next gig. Their complicity in those efforts must be scrutinized.
Areas of Investigation
News Roundup: Power Failures and Power Plays
February 18, 2021
Severe winter weather swept across the nation this week, wiping out power for millions. And several states unleashed a new wave of voting-restriction measures.
Investigations Update: Florida Vaccine Distribution, Anti-Protest Measures, and Trump’s Efforts to Overturn Georgia’s Election Results
February 9, 2021
See the latest in our investigations into the coronavirus pandemic response and into officials’ attempts to interfere with democracy.
Wisconsin Official’s Emails from Spring 2020 Reveal Deep Frustration with Trump Administration over PPE Shortages
January 13, 2021
Other records obtained by American Oversight show communications regarding plans for Vice President Mike Pence’s visits to Wisconsin in 2020.
Investigations Update: Political Interference in Coronavirus Data, Texas Election Lawsuit, and State Officials’ Voter-Fraud Allegations
December 15, 2020
See the latest in our investigation into attempts to overturn election results and efforts to meddle with pandemic-related scientific work.
News Roundup: As Covid-19 Rages, Trump Offers Rants and Reprieves
December 3, 2020
As the president remains focused on conspiracies and loyalty, the U.S. is facing a dire stage of the pandemic.
Investigations Update: ‘Sharpiegate,’ the Census, and Barr’s ‘Voter Fraud’ Investigations
November 17, 2020
See the latest in our investigations of the Justice Department’s voter fraud probes, the rush to finish the census, and criminal charges against protesters.
American Oversight Launches Investigation into Wisconsin, Arizona Officials Repeating Trump Campaign’s Voter Fraud Allegations
November 12, 2020
None of these officials, nor the Trump campaign or the RNC, have provided any evidence to support these claims.
Investigations Update: Poll Watchers, Vaccine Communications, and Continued Political Interference in Pandemic Response
October 27, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into state elections operations, political interference in the pandemic response, and the executive order to cease federal diversity and inclusion training.
News Roundup: Sowing Confusion and Discord
September 3, 2020
The Trump administration is digging into its usual playbook of unsubstantiated claims and harmful messages.
Attacks on Absentee Voting During the 2020 Campaign
Conservative Attorneys General Group’s Involvement in the Jan. 6 March to the Capitol
The Federal Government’s Pandemic Information-Sharing Systems
Government Transparency, Health Care