Investigations

From the coronavirus pandemic response to voter suppression to President Trump’s abuse of his office, American Oversight has more than a hundred active open records investigations spanning federal, state, and local government agencies. Explore our major areas of investigation, search the archive, or filter by topic to find out more about specific investigations.

Law Enforcement’s Response to Nationwide Racial Justice Protests

As Americans took to the streets to demand an end to police brutality in the summer of 2020, the Trump administration’s response was one of dangerous escalation and abuses of…

Jared Kushner’s Role in the Coronavirus Response

The trend of the president’s son-in-law being handed serious responsibilities far beyond his experience has continued during the pandemic. American Oversight is investigating how Jared Kushner has mismanaged the hunt…

The ‘Burrowing In’ of Political Appointees

With each presidential election and administration transition, concerns crop up about the doling out of permanent career positions to political appointees. But the White House’s obsessive focus on loyalty combined…

Areas of Investigation