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 Activist Network Eroding Trust in Democratic Elections

Embracing conspiracy theories that the 2020 election was stolen, a nationwide network of Trump-allied activists aims to discredit democracy and undermine confidence in the electoral process.

Wisconsin’s Baseless Investigation of the 2020 Election

Following the 2020 election, Wisconsin joined a growing list of states where allies of former President Trump launched bogus “investigations” as part of an effort to cast doubt on the…

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.