From the resignation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to the widely decried selection of a Trump family associate to oversee billions in federal housing funds, the Trump administration has been marked by the appointment of underqualified or ethically questionable government officials.
Several appointees have withdrawn from consideration for positions because they were unable to separate themselves from personal and business interests. There are others who maintain significant, complex business ties and large and diverse financial interests. Without transparency, the public cannot have confidence that government decisions will be shaped by the interests of the American people, not by personal or professional allegiances.
American Oversight has received a number of responses from federal agencies containing resumes of Trump’s political appointees and we have submitted a second round of FOIAs seeking even more records to continue the investigation.