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.

The Arizona Senate’s Partisan Audit of Maricopa County Election Results

Efforts to undermine the 2020 presidential election results in Arizona have culminated in an "audit" of votes cast in Maricopa County. Not only was the recount instigated by a partisan…

The January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol

The heavily armed, Trump-incited mob attack of Jan. 6, 2021, was an attack not just on the U.S. Capitol building, but also on democracy and the rule of law.

Covid Relief Funds and Loans: Where Has The Money Gone?

Congress has allocated trillions of dollars in direct assistance and loans to support the American people during the Covid-19 pandemic. Billions have gone to companies with histories of misconduct, to…