Case Number: 20-434

Investigations Update: Trump Administration’s Occupation of Portland, CDC Hospital Data, and the Republican Convention

July 21, 2020
Our latest investigations into allegations of misconduct at the State Department, the federal occupation of U.S. cities, and the ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf gives an interview on July 16 in Las Vegas

Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Top Officials Allowed Pompeo’s Misconduct to Continue, Reveals Ongoing Inquiry

July 20, 2020
According to a whistleblower complaint obtained by American Oversight, a State Department employee repeatedly notified agency leadership about having witnessed “questionable activities” on the part of Secretary Pompeo.

State Department Inspector General Record of a Complaint Regarding Secretary Pompeo’s Conduct

July 17, 2020
Complaint received by the State Department's Office of the Inspector General regarding the conduct of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The complaint was heavily redacted, but several of the redactions indicated that there were matters still under investigation at the time the document was released in July 2020.

News Roundup: One Firing, Multiple Scandals

May 22, 2020
Trump's firing of the State Department's inspector general has unearthed a series of concerning stories about the conduct of the very person who pressed for the firing — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

American Oversight Requests Expedition of Requests for Records of Pompeo Complaints

May 18, 2020
News reports have indicated that Trump's move to oust the State Department's inspector general was urged by Secretary Mike Pompeo.

FOIA to State Seeking Emails of IG Linick Regarding Whistleblower Complaints Concerning the Conduct of Secretary Pompeo

May 18, 2020
FOIA to the Department of State seeking all email communications sent or received by Inspector General Steve Linick regarding any whistleblower complaints containing allegations that concern the conduct of Secretary Mike Pompeo.

FOIA to State Seeking Records Sufficient to Identify Whistleblower Complaints Concerning the Conduct of Secretary Pompeo

May 18, 2020
FOIA to the Department of State seeking records sufficient to identify any whistleblower complaints containing allegations that concern the conduct of Secretary Mike Pompeo.

FOIA to State Seeking All Whistleblower Complaints Concerning the Conduct of Secretary Pompeo

May 18, 2020
FOIA to the Department of State seeking all whistleblower complaints containing allegations that concern the conduct of Secretary Mike Pompeo.

Trump Fires State Department Watchdog Investigating Pompeo

May 16, 2020
President Donald Trump’s authoritarian war on oversight continues.

News Roundup: Trump Has Learned His ‘Lesson’

February 14, 2020
Trump's sights appear to be trained on making the Justice Department his personal political arm for helping allies and punishing perceived enemies.