News Roundup: January 6, Wisconsin’s Partisan Election Review, and Transparency in Georgia

The Big Story

The investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection — and, more specifically, into what former President Trump was doing when a mob of his supporters overran the U.S. Capitol — accelerated this week, with new public documents, new subpoenas, and a new court ruling.

American Oversight published records we obtained from the Justice Department listing top officials’ phone calls from the day of the attack. The call logs show a flurry of communications throughout the afternoon and evening of Jan. 6, including several calls with the White House and White House attorneys. Handwritten logs from then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen also appear to show calls with congressional leaders, the acting secretary of defense, and Vice President Pence.

Meanwhile, the House select committee investigating the attack issued new rounds of subpoenas this week to Trump allies and former administration officials.

  • On Monday, the committee sent subpoenas to a number of people who worked for Trump’s reelection campaign or advised Trump in the days leading up to the riot, including John Eastman, the lawyer who had drawn up the memo outlining how Vice President Pence could attempt to overturn the election results.
  • The committee followed up the next day with another set of subpoenas to top officials in the Trump White House, including assistants who were with him the day of the attack, as well as Stephen Miller, Kayleigh McEnany, and John McEntee.
  • McEntee, who had risen to the head of the Presidential Personnel Office (thanks to loyalty above experience) was “Trump’s man through and through,” ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl wrote this week. “McEntee and his enforcers made the disastrous last weeks of the Trump presidency possible.”
  • Jeffrey Clark, the former DOJ official who conspired with the former president in an attempt to use the Justice Department to overturn Trump’s election loss, met with the committee this week, but refused to answer any substantive questions. His lawyer cited Trump’s ongoing legal effort to shield White House records from Congress.

But Trump’s efforts to stonewall the investigation hit a snag on Tuesday when a federal judge ruled that the select committee could access relevant records, including communications and other White House documents. 

  • Trump had argued the records were protected by executive privilege, despite President Biden having determined that Congress could see the materials. 
  • Trump’s “position that he may override the express will of the executive branch appears to be premised on the notion that his executive power ‘exists in perpetuity,’” Judge Tanya Chutkan said. “But Presidents are not kings, and Plaintiff is not President.”

Investigating the Wisconsin Election Investigation
Of course, the refusal to accept that Trump is no longer president, based on conspiracy theories and lies, is what has fed numerous election “investigations” and “audits” in the states, including the one underway in Wisconsin.

  • Last week, in American Oversight’s lawsuit for records related to the partisan investigation, a Wisconsin court ordered the State Assembly and Speaker Robin Vos to release within 10 days certain documents held by the contractors conducting the inquiry.
  • Michael Gableman, the attorney heading the inquiry, has continued to reject calls for transparency, refusing to disclose who all is working on the taxpayer-funded review.
  • U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson on Wednesday called upon Republican state lawmakers to take over elections and to tell election officials to disregard the work of the bipartisan Wisconsin Elections Commission, whose members have been under political attack by Republicans, including Vos.

Georgia Open Records Settlement
American Oversight recently reached a landmark settlement with the office of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger regarding its open records policy. The agreement includes reforms “designed to remedy the inconsistencies, delays, and breakdowns in communications that prevent records requesters from accessing what is rightfully theirs,” said American Oversight’s executive director Austin Evers. 

  • If you want to ask Austin questions about the power of public records requests, what we’ve uncovered about partisan ballot reviews, and how we can use facts to fight back against attacks on democracy, join us for a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” next Thursday, Nov. 18, at 12:30 p.m. EST.

On the Records

Texas and the Pandemic
A letter released to American Oversight shows that on Nov. 19, 2020, Texas Gov. Abbott asked Trump for continued funding and authority for pandemic support by the Texas National Guard. In the letter, Abbott acknowledged the surge in cases in Texas at the time, and said the National Guard extension was “critical to ensuring the safety and health of our citizens as Texas aggressively responds to a surge in COVID-19 cases.” During a news conference that same day, Abbott ruled out any statewide business restrictions to address the pandemic.

National Guard Border Deployment
We obtained more records from the Arkansas National Guard pertaining to the deployment of troops to the U.S.-Mexico border this summer and fall. The records show the political stunt has cost Arkansas taxpayers an estimated $503,159.64.

Other Stories We’re Following

Jan. 6, Voting Rights, and the Big Lie
  • Jan. 6 White House rally organizers lawyer up — with help from Trump’s powerful friends (Rolling Stone)
  • Deposition video shows Trump allies under oath discussing debunked election fraud claims (CNN)
  • Reuters unmasks Trump supporters terrifying U.S. election officials (Reuters)
  • Active-duty police in major U.S. cities appear on purported Oath Keepers rosters (NPR)
  • Embattled election chief in Georgia’s Fulton County resigns (CNN)
  • Corporations calling for voting rights bill donated to Republicans who blocked it, watchdog says (NBC News)
  • Justice Department files lawsuit against Texas’s new voting restrictions (Washington Post)
  • Deep in Trump country, a Michigan town mistrusts all elections, except its own (Bridge Michigan)
The Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Coronavirus infections rise in northern states, Mountain West, as holidays near (Washington Post)
  • Moderna and U.S. at odds over vaccine patent rights (New York Times)
  • Tyson Foods faces new legal challenges over its pandemic response (Iowa Capital Dispatch)
  • Covid gets even redder: The partisan gap in deaths has grown larger (New York Times)
  • Federal government cuts ties with troubled vaccine maker (New York Times)
  • Pfizer says Covid-19 pill cut hospital, death risk by 90 percent (Associated Press)
  • Pfizer and BioNTech seek FDA authorization for Covid-19 vaccine booster for all adults (CNN)
  • Federal judge rules Texas schools can issue mask mandates (New York Times)
  • The White House estimates almost a million children ages 5 to 11 have gotten Covid vaccine shots so far (New York Times)
National News
  • At least 13 Trump officials illegally campaigned while in office, federal investigation finds (Washington Post)
  • A secret tape made after Columbine shows the NRA’s evolution on school shootings (NPR)
  • Immigration attorneys say they won’t be complicit in the Biden administration’s relaunched ‘Remain in Mexico’ program (BuzzFeed News)
  • State Dept. report on missing gifts finds poor oversight (New York Times)
  • Lobbying firms connected to Biden White House are flourishing under new administration (ABC News)
  • ‘I think we should throw those books in a fire’: Movement builds on right to target books (Washington Post)
In the States
  • Goddard, Kan., school district orders 29 books removed from circulation (KMUW Wichita)
  • Gov. Abbott seeks standards to prevent ‘obscene content’ in schools, citing book on gender identity (Dallas Morning News)
  • Outside groups spend big on Pennsylvania Supreme Court race (Sludge)
  • The Texas Railroad Commission is a ‘captive agency’ (Texas Observer)
  • Oklahoma jail officers played ‘Baby Shark’ on repeat as a ‘torture tactic,’ federal lawsuit says (Washington Post)
  • Noem contradicts labor secretary on meeting with daughter (Associated Press)
  • ‘Stop the coercion’: DeSantis has new plan to beat Biden’s Covid mandates (Politico)
  • Professors sue University of Florida, claiming free speech restraints (Washington Post)
  • Wisconsin elections chief says audit report needs correcting (Associated Press)
Redistricting
  • Jim Jordan allies upset over GOP’s own proposed Ohio redistricting (Forbes)
  • After heated debate, Senate passes GOP voting maps (Wisconsin Examiner)
  • How maps reshape American politics (New York Times)
  • Gerrymandering surges as states redraw maps for House seats (Associated Press)

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Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, White House
December 1, 2020

Investigations Update: ‘Burrowing In,’ Medicaid Block Grants, and Pennsylvania County Election Certifications

Commerce - Census Bureau, Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, DHS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DOD - National Security Agency, DOJ - Executive Office for Immigration Review, Office of Personnel Management, Oklahoma Health Care Authority, Oklahoma Office of the Governor, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania - Luzerne County
December 1, 2020

Steep Price Tag for Chad Wolf’s Trip to Portland During July Protests

Department of Homeland Security
November 24, 2020

Investigations Update: Krebs’ Firing, Federal Record Preservation Laws, and Trump’s Contacts with Michigan Officials

Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Human Service, Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Interior, Department of Veterans Affairs, Small Business Administration, Texas, Texas Military Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, VA - Veterans Health Administration, White House - Office of Management and Budget
November 23, 2020

Investigating the Firing of Key Election Security Official Who Defied Trump

Department of Homeland Security
November 19, 2020

News Roundup: Overstepping Authority and Undermining Democracy

Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, General Services Administration
November 17, 2020

Investigations Update: ‘Sharpiegate,’ the Census, and Barr’s ‘Voter Fraud’ Investigations

Arizona House of Representatives, Commerce Office of the Inspector General, Department of Agriculture, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, Department of the Treasury, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, District of Columbia, District of Columbia Mayor's Office, DOJ - Civil Rights Division, DOJ - Criminal Division, DOJ - Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, Environmental Protection Agency, Georgia, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, Missouri - City of St. Louis Mayor's Office, Oregon - City of Portland, Oregon - Portland Mayor's Office, Wisconsin, Wisconsin - Kenosha Mayor's Office
November 12, 2020

News Roundup: Trump’s Warped Priorities

Department of Health and Human Services, Department of State, General Services Administration, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
November 12, 2020

American Oversight Launches Investigation into Wisconsin, Arizona Officials Repeating Trump Campaign’s Voter Fraud Allegations

November 10, 2020

American Oversight Launches Document Preservation Initiative

Central Intelligence Agency, Department of State, National Archives and Records Administration, White House
November 6, 2020

News Roundup: Lessons from Election Week

November 5, 2020

State and Local Officials’ Communications with Voting-Restriction Activists and Groups

Florida, Florida - Broward County, Florida - Miami-Dade County, Florida - Osceola County, Florida - Palm Beach County, Florida Department of State, Florida Office of the Governor, Georgia, Georgia - Clayton County, Georgia - Cobb County, Georgia Office of the Governor, Georgia Secretary of State, Texas, Texas - Cameron County, Texas - Dallas County, Texas Office of the Governor, Texas Secretary of State
October 29, 2020

Open Questions About Trump Administration Policies

Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Environmental Protection Agency, White House
October 27, 2020

Investigations Update: Poll Watchers, Vaccine Communications, and Continued Political Interference in Pandemic Response

Arizona - Pinal County, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, DHS - Federal Emergency Management Agency, Florida, Florida - Alachua County, Florida - Brevard County, Florida - Pinellas County, Georgia - Gwinnett County, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, HHS - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, HHS - National Institutes of Health, HHS - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Montana Secretary of State, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Oregon - Grant County, Oregon - Morrow County, Pennsylvania - Beaver County, Small Business Administration, Texas - Dallas County, Texas - Harris County, Texas - Rockwall County, Washington - Klickitat County, White House - Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Wisconsin - Oshkosh County, Wisconsin - Waukesha County
October 24, 2020

Georgia Officials Confirm: Voting by Mail Is Secure, Accurate

Georgia - Glynn County, Georgia - Hall County, Georgia Secretary of State
October 21, 2020

Pompeo’s Use of Personal Email While CIA Director Highlights State Department’s Failure to Produce His Emails as Secretary

Central Intelligence Agency, Department of State
October 20, 2020

Investigations Update: Hatch Act Violations, Covid-19 Vaccine Contracts, and South Carolina Ballots

Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, DOD - Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, DOD - Department of the Army, DOD - U.S. Department of the Navy, DOI - Fish and Wildlife Service, DOI - National Park Service, DOJ - Office of Legal Counsel, HHS - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, North Carolina, North Carolina House of Representatives, North Carolina Senate, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Senate, South Carolina - Georgetown County, South Carolina - Richland County, South Carolina Election Committee, Treasury - Comptroller of the Currency, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Senate
October 15, 2020

News Roundup: Restricting the Vote

Department of Agriculture, Department of Homeland Security, DHS - Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Georgia, Georgia - DeKalb County, Georgia - Fulton County, Georgia Attorney General, Georgia Secretary of State
October 14, 2020

American Oversight Sues Georgia Secretary of State for Records Related to Elections

Georgia, Georgia - DeKalb County, Georgia - Fulton County, Georgia Secretary of State
October 8, 2020

News Roundup: The Real Dangers

Arizona Office of the Governor, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Department of State, DOJ - Executive Office for Immigration Review, Florida Department of State, Georgia - Gwinnett County, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, White House
October 6, 2020

Investigations Update: The White House Outbreak, the Administration’s Naturalization Policy, and Texas’ Ballot Drop Boxes

Arizona Secretary of State, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOJ - Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, DOJ - Office of Legal Counsel, HHS - Administration for Children and Families, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, Iowa Secretary of State, Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, New Mexico Secretary of State, North Carolina, Texas, Texas Attorney General, Texas Office of the Governor, Texas Secretary of State, United States Postal Service, White House - Office of Management and Budget
October 6, 2020

DOJ Finds ‘No Responsive Records’ About Outside Agitators at George Floyd Protests

Department of Justice, DOJ - Office of Information Policy
October 2, 2020

New Documents Highlight 2018 Tech Woes in Florida’s Online Voter Registration System

Florida, Florida - Hillsborough County, Florida - Palm Beach County, Florida Department of State
October 1, 2020

News Roundup: White Nationalism, Voter Suppression, and Trump’s Taxes

Commerce - Census Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Treasury - Internal Revenue Service, United States Postal Service
September 29, 2020

Investigations Update: Coronavirus Safety Measures, USAGM Lobbying, and Voting by Mail Alarmism

Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, DOD - Defense Intelligence Agency, DOJ - Civil Division, DOJ - Criminal Division, DOJ - Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, DOJ Office of the Inspector General, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, HHS - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Kentucky State Board of Elections, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, U.S. Agency for Global Media
September 25, 2020

News Roundup: Behind the Trump Administration’s Supreme Court Nominations

Commerce - Census Bureau, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State
September 23, 2020

Investigations Update: New Kentucky Voter Fraud Task Force Lawsuit, and Our Supreme Court Short List Investigation

Commerce - International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, DOJ - Office of Information Policy, Florida, Florida Office of the Governor, Florida Supreme Court, Georgia, Georgia - Cobb County, Georgia - DeKalb County, Georgia - Fulton County, Georgia - Gwinnett County, Georgia - State Records Center, Georgia Attorney General, Georgia Office of the Governor, Georgia Secretary of State, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, HHS - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, United States Postal Service
September 22, 2020

American Oversight Sues for Records Related to Kentucky’s Ballot Integrity Task Force

Kentucky Attorney General
September 21, 2020

American Oversight Sues USPS for Postmaster General DeJoy’s Emails and Directives

United States Postal Service, White House
September 17, 2020

News Roundup: Behind the Scenes at the Postal Service

Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States Postal Service
September 17, 2020

Documents Show DeJoy Hired Staff with Ties to His Businesses

United States Postal Service
September 15, 2020

Investigations Update: DeJoy’s Calendars, Barr’s False Voting Fraud Story, and Delays in Prescription Deliveries

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Veterans Affairs, DOJ - Office of Information Policy, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, United States Postal Service, VA - Veterans Health Administration
September 15, 2020

American Oversight Sues USPS for Postmaster General DeJoy’s Calendars

United States Postal Service
September 14, 2020

Covid-19 Oversight News: Scientific Integrity Concerns and Anti-Immigration Opportunism

September 10, 2020

News Roundup: What Trump Knew, and What We Know

Congress, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of State, Department of Veterans Affairs, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, State Office of the Inspector General, United States Postal Service, VA - Veterans Health Administration, White House
September 9, 2020

Investigations Update: Pompeo’s RNC Speech, DeJoy’s Calendars, and Kentucky’s Voter Fraud Task Force

Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Interior, DHS - Federal Emergency Management Agency, DOD - Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, DOD - Defense Logistics Agency, DOI - National Park Service, DOJ - Office of Information Policy, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, HHS Office of the Inspector General, Kentucky Department of Military Affairs, Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, Kentucky State Board of Elections, Small Business Administration, U.S. Office of Special Counsel, United States Postal Service, White House - Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
September 3, 2020

News Roundup: Sowing Confusion and Discord

Congress, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, DOJ - National Security Division, Federal Election Commission, New Hampshire Office of the Governor, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, United States Postal Service, Wisconsin Office of the Governor
September 1, 2020

Investigations Update: Operation Legend, Crossfire Hurricane, and the Rush for a Coronavirus Vaccine

Arizona Department of Health Services, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation, DOJ - National Security Division, Federal Communications Commission, Georgia - Sumter County, Georgia Secretary of State, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, Illinois - Chicago Mayor's Office, Illinois - Chicago Police Department, Illinois - Office of the Governor, Missouri - Kansas City Mayor's Office, Missouri - Office of the Governor, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, New Mexico - Albuquerque Mayor's Office, New Mexico - Albuquerque Police Department, New Mexico Office of the Governor, North Carolina, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Ohio - City of Cleveland Mayor's Office, Ohio - Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio Office of the Governor, United States Postal Service, USDA - Food Safety and Inspection Service, White House, Wisconsin - Milwaukee County, Wisconsin - Milwaukee Mayor's Office, Wisconsin - Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Office of the Governor
August 25, 2020

Investigations Update: Attorney General Barr’s Conduct, Airline Industry Influence, and Trump’s Suggestion to Postpone the Election

Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Department of Transportation, DHS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DOJ - Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, DOJ - Office of Legal Counsel, DOT - Federal Aviation Administration, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States Postal Service
August 18, 2020

Investigations Update: Postal Service Sabotage, Covid-19 Operation Warp Speed, and Portland Protest Deployment Costs

Central Intelligence Agency, Colorado Attorney General, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor, Department of State, DHS - Federal Protective Service, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense, DHS - Transportation Security Administration, DHS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS - United States Coast Guard, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Prisons, DOJ - U.S. Marshals Service, DOL - Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, HHS - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, HHS - National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, White House - Office of Management and Budget
August 13, 2020

News Roundup: A White House At War with the People

DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS - United States Secret Service, White House
August 11, 2020

Investigations Update: Covid-19 Medical Supplies Lawsuit, Rio Grande Valley Outbreak, and Operation Legend

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, DHS - Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DOD - National Security Agency, DOJ - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, DOJ - Civil Division, DOJ - Criminal Division, DOJ - Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation, DOJ - Office of Information Policy, DOJ - Office of Justice Programs, DOJ - U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, North Carolina Attorney General, Texas - Hidalgo County, Texas - Starr County, Texas Attorney General, Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Office of the Governor, U.S. Agency for International Development
August 10, 2020

Barr Continues to Comment on Ongoing Durham Investigation — Even as Justice Dept. Withholds Documents About It from Public

Department of Justice
August 7, 2020

American Oversight Sues for Records of Federal Protest Crackdown

Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOD - National Guard Bureau
August 6, 2020

News Roundup: The Levers of Power

Commerce - Census Bureau, Department of Justice, United States Postal Service
August 4, 2020

Investigations Update: DHS Intelligence Efforts in Portland, the Politicization of Key Government Agency, and the Pandemic’s Impact on Census

Arizona Attorney General, Commerce - Census Bureau, Department of Commerce, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of Transportation, DHS - Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Georgia Office of the Governor, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, State Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Agency for Global Media, U.S. Election Assistance Commission
July 30, 2020

News Roundup: Neither Rain Nor Snow Nor … Trump’s Political Interference

Department of Education, Department of Justice, United States Postal Service
July 28, 2020

Investigations Update: ‘Burrowing In,’ Voter Fraud Task Forces, and Federal Law Enforcement

Arizona Attorney General, Arizona Office of the Governor, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State, Department of the Interior, Department of the Treasury, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS - United States Secret Service, DHS Office of Inspector General, DOJ - Executive Office for Immigration Review, DOJ Office of the Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Attorney General, Florida Department of State, Florida Office of the Governor, Georgia Secretary of State, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, HHS - Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, HHS - National Institutes of Health, Kentucky Attorney General, Kentucky Secretary of State, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Nevada Secretary of State, New York Office of the Governor, New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Office of Personnel Management, Oklahoma Attorney General, Oklahoma Office of the Governor, Oregon - Portland Independent Police Review Division, Oregon - Portland Mayor's Office, Oregon - Portland Police Bureau, Oregon Office of the Governor, Small Business Administration, U.S. Agency for Global Media, U.S. Agency for International Development, White House - Office of Management and Budget, White House - Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Wisconsin Elections Commission
July 24, 2020

News Roundup: The Political Theater of ‘Operation Legend’

Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, State Office of the Inspector General
July 21, 2020

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

California Department of Public Health, California Department of Technology, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of Transportation, Department of Veterans Affairs, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Prisons, DOJ - Office of Information Policy, DOJ - U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, Florida - Jacksonville Mayor’s Office, Florida Department of Health, Florida Department of Management Services, Florida Office of the Governor, Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia Office of the Governor, Georgia Technology Authority, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, HHS - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, New York Office of the Governor, New York State Department of Health, New York State Office of Information Technology Services, Small Business Administration, Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Office of the Governor, Wisconsin - Waukesha County
July 17, 2020

The Trump Administration’s Dangerous Escalation of Aggression Against Portland Protesters

Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation, DOJ - Office of Information Policy, DOJ - U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration
July 17, 2020

News Roundup: Transparency in Hospital Data, and Barr’s Meetings with Giuliani and Gowdy

Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, White House - Office of Management and Budget
July 14, 2020

Investigations Update: Militarization of Police, Covid-19 in Migrant Detention Centers, and Barr’s Political Interference

Central Intelligence Agency, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, DHS - Transportation Security Administration, DOD - Defense Logistics Agency, DOJ - Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, DOJ - Office of Legal Counsel, Florida - Palm Beach County, General Services Administration
July 13, 2020

Administration’s Lifting of Ban on Silencer Sales Shines Light on Trump Adviser Who Used to Work for Gun Lobby

White House - Office of Management and Budget
July 8, 2020

Investigations Update: Mike Pompeo’s Abuses of Office, Trump’s Loyalty Purges, and Caring for Uninsured Covid-19 Patients

Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, DHS - Federal Emergency Management Agency, Florida Department of State, Florida House of Representatives, Florida Senate, HHS - Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, HHS - National Institutes of Health, Iowa Office of the Governor, Iowa Secretary of State, National Credit Union Administration, Nevada Office of the Governor, Nevada Secretary of State, New Hampshire Office of the Governor, North Carolina House of Representatives, Office of Personnel Management, Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio Office of the Governor, Ohio Secretary of State, Ohio Senate, Small Business Administration, Texas House of Representatives, Texas Office of the Governor, Texas Secretary of State, Texas Senate, White House - Office of Management and Budget, White House - Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
June 30, 2020

Investigations Update: Family Separation, Unmarked Law Enforcement, and Trump’s Campaign Rallies

Arizona Department of Health Services, Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Interior, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - Transportation Security Administration, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOD - Defense Intelligence Agency, DOD - Department of the Army, DOD - National Guard Bureau, DOI - National Park Service, DOJ - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Prisons, DOJ - U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, Florida Department of Health, New Hampshire Attorney General, New Hampshire Office of the Governor, New Hampshire Secretary of State, North Carolina Department of Health, Oklahoma - Tulsa County, Oklahoma Department of Health, Securities and Exchange Commission, Texas - Cameron County, Texas - Dallas County, Texas - Nueces County, Texas - Tarrant County, Texas - Travis County, Texas Attorney General, U.S. Agency for International Development
June 24, 2020

In the Documents: Partisan Communications Between Wisconsin Elections Commission Members and State Lawmakers

Wisconsin Elections Commission, Wisconsin Senate, Wisconsin State Assembly
June 23, 2020

The Federal Government’s Latest Attempt to Delay the Release of Coronavirus Documents

Department of Health and Human Services, HHS - Food and Drug Administration
June 19, 2020

Barr’s Policing Commission Undermines Community Trust and Violates Federal Law

Department of Justice
June 19, 2020

News Roundup: The Administration’s Failure to Confront Two National Crises

Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Department of Transportation, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DOJ - Civil Division, DOJ - Civil Rights Division, DOT Office of Inspector General, Florida - Jacksonville Mayor’s Office, Florida Department of Health, Florida Office of the Governor, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Credit Union Administration, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Small Business Administration, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Treasury - Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, United States Postal Service, White House - Office of Science and Technology Policy, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
June 12, 2020

News Roundup: Georgia’s Disastrous Election, the Administration’s Alarming Protest Response, and Barr’s Troubling Tenure

Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Interior, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - Office of Intelligence and Analysis, DHS - Transportation Security Administration, DHS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS - United States Secret Service, District of Columbia Mayor's Office, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, DOD - Defense Intelligence Agency, DOD - Department of the Air Force, DOD - National Guard Bureau, DOI - National Park Service, DOJ - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, DOJ - Civil Division, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Prisons, DOJ - Justice Management Division, DOJ - Office of Information Policy, DOJ - U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, Florida - Miami-Dade County, Florida Department of State, Maryland - Baltimore Mayor's Office, Nevada Secretary of State, New Jersey Department of Human Services, New York City Department for the Aging, New York City Office of the Mayor, New York Police Department, New York State Department of Health, New York State Office for the Aging, North Carolina, North Carolina House of Representatives, North Carolina Senate, Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio Secretary of State, Ohio Senate, State Office of the Inspector General, Texas Secretary of State, United States Postal Service, White House - Office of Management and Budget, Wisconsin Elections Commission
June 11, 2020

In the Documents: Florida Health Department Efforts to Suppress Release of Coronavirus Records

Florida - Miami-Dade County
June 11, 2020

American Oversight Files Lawsuit for Records of Political Interference at USPS Related to Covid-19 and Vote by Mail

United States Postal Service
June 8, 2020

Voter Fraud Task Forces and Their Threat to Democracy

Georgia Attorney General, Georgia Secretary of State
June 5, 2020

News Roundup: Trump and Barr Unleash Attack on Protesters — and the Constitution

Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Transportation, Department of Veterans Affairs, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - Transportation Security Administration, DHS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS - United States Secret Service, DOD - Department of the Army, DOD - National Guard Bureau, DOJ - Executive Office for Immigration Review, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Prisons, DOJ - U.S. Marshals Service, DOT - Federal Aviation Administration, Florida Department of State, Florida House of Representatives, Florida Office of the Governor, Florida Senate, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, HHS - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, HHS - National Institutes of Health, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, Washington - King County
June 1, 2020

Tips for Filing Public Records Requests in Your State or City

May 29, 2020

News Roundup: A Somber Week After Memorial Day

Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOD - Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, DOD - Department of the Army, DOD - National Security Agency, DOD - U.S. Department of the Navy, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation, DOJ - Office of Information Policy, Environmental Protection Agency, General Services Administration, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, North Carolina Department of Health, North Carolina Office of the Governor, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, U.S. Agency for Global Media, Wisconsin - Brown County, Wisconsin - Dane County, Wisconsin - Milwaukee County, Wisconsin - Outagamie County, Wisconsin - Waukesha County, Wisconsin - Winnebago County
May 22, 2020

News Roundup: One Firing, Multiple Scandals

Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Interior, DOD - Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation, Environmental Protection Agency, Georgia - Athens-Clarke County, Georgia - Cobb County, Georgia - Gwinnett County, Georgia Department of Administrative Services, Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia Secretary of State, Office of Personnel Management, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Small Business Administration, State Office of the Inspector General, Texas - Bexar County, Texas - Dallas County, Texas - Harris County, Texas - Travis County, Texas - Webb County, Texas Department of State Health Services, U.S. Agency for International Development, White House - Office of Management and Budget, White House - Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
May 21, 2020

American Oversight Sues Administration for Documentation of Detention Center Covid Response

Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Prisons
May 15, 2020

News Roundup: The Subversion of Justice at the Justice Department

Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, Department of the Treasury, Department of Transportation, Department of Veterans Affairs, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOJ - Office of Legal Counsel, DOT - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Georgia - Cobb County, Georgia - Gwinnett County, Georgia Department of Corrections, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, Louisiana - New Orleans Mayor's Office, Louisiana Department of Health, Louisiana Office of the Governor, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York City Office of the Mayor, New York Office of the Governor, New York State Department of Health, Small Business Administration, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, United States Postal Service, White House - Office of Management and Budget, Wisconsin Elections Commission
May 12, 2020

Chaos, Confusion and Obfuscation at DHS Around Family Separation

Department of Homeland Security, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection
May 8, 2020

News Roundup: Who Will Watch the Inspectors General?

Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - United States Coast Guard, DOD - Department of the Air Force, DOD - Department of the Army, DOD - U.S. Department of the Navy, DOD - U.S. Marine Corps, DOJ - Civil Division, DOJ - Criminal Division, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Election Commission, Georgia - Troup County, Georgia Attorney General, Georgia Department of Administrative Services, Georgia Secretary of State, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Treasury - Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Agency for International Development, White House - Office of Management and Budget
May 1, 2020

News Roundup: Protecting the Right to Vote During a Pandemic

Arizona - Yuma County, Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, Arizona Department of Homeland Security, Arizona-Mexico Commission, Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, DHS - Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation, DOJ - Office of Information Policy, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Florida Department of State, Florida Office of the Governor, Georgia - Cobb County, Georgia - DeKalb County, Georgia - Fulton County, Georgia - Gwinnett County, Georgia - Richmond County, Georgia Secretary of State, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, Indiana Secretary of State, Iowa Secretary of State, Kentucky Secretary of State, Kentucky State Board of Elections, Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, New Jersey - Essex County, New Orleans, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Texas Attorney General, Texas Secretary of State, Wisconsin Elections Commission
April 24, 2020

News Roundup: Miracle Drugs and Trump’s Alternate Reality

Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Department of Veterans Affairs, DHS - Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Prisons, Florida Department of Corrections, General Services Administration, Georgia - Albany-Dougherty County, Georgia - Chatham County, Georgia - Cobb County, Georgia - DeKalb County, Georgia - Fulton County, Georgia - Gwinnett County, Georgia - Macon-Bibb County, Georgia - Muscogee County, Georgia - Richmond County, Georgia Department of Community Health, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, HHS - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, HHS - National Institutes of Health, Illinois - Cook County, Texas Health and Human Services, USDA - Food Safety and Inspection Service, VA - Veterans Health Administration, Washington - King County, White House - Office of Management and Budget, White House - Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
April 21, 2020

The Administration’s Attempts to Stonewall Investigations of Trump FBI Headquarters Interference Stumble in Court

Department of Justice, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation, General Services Administration, White House - Office of Management and Budget
April 17, 2020

News Roundup: Who Stands to Gain?

Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal Reserve, Florida, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida Department of Health, Florida Division of Emergency Management, Florida Office of the Governor, Georgia - Tybee Island City, Georgia Department of Administrative Services, Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia Office of the Governor, Georgia Secretary of State, Small Business Administration, Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, Wisconsin Senate, Wisconsin State Assembly
April 3, 2020

News Roundup: Whose Stockpile, and Which States?

California Office of the Governor, Central Intelligence Agency, Commerce - Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, DHS - Federal Emergency Management Agency, Florida - Broward County, Florida - Duval County, Florida - Gadsden County, Florida - Hendry County, Florida - Jackson County, Florida - Leon County, Florida - Miami-Dade County, Florida - Osceola County, Florida Office of the Governor, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, HHS - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, New York Office of the Governor, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Ohio Office of the Governor, Oklahoma Department of Health, Oklahoma Office of the Governor, Texas Attorney General, Texas Office of the Governor, Washington - King County, Washington Office of the Governor, White House - Office of Management and Budget
March 28, 2020

A Pandemic Is No Time for Secrecy

March 27, 2020

News Roundup: Transparency and Oversight Are More Important Than Ever

Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOJ - Executive Office for Immigration Review, DOJ - Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, DOJ - National Security Division, DOJ - U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Election Commission, Florida Attorney General, Florida Department of State, Florida Office of the Governor, General Services Administration, Georgia - Bartow County, Georgia - Cobb County, Georgia - DeKalb County, Georgia - Fulton County, Georgia - Gwinnett County, Georgia Office of the Governor, Georgia Secretary of State, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of Personnel Management, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Tennessee Valley Authority, Texas Attorney General, Texas Office of the Governor, Texas Secretary of State, White House - Office of Management and Budget, White House - Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
March 25, 2020

American Oversight Expands State Voting Rights Investigations to Wisconsin, New Hampshire

March 24, 2020

We Cannot Let Trump Use a National Emergency to Get Rich and Ignore the Constitution

Congress, White House
March 20, 2020

News Roundup: Testing, Messaging and Missed Chances

Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, DOJ - Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, Federal Communications Commission, Florida Attorney General, Georgia Attorney General, Nevada Department of Administration, Texas - Harris County, Texas Attorney General, White House - Office of Management and Budget, White House - Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
March 19, 2020

Three Years of American Oversight

March 17, 2020

The Increase in FOIA Lawsuits Isn’t the Problem — It’s Agencies Underfunding Their Transparency Obligations

Department of Justice
March 17, 2020

Floridians with Prior Felonies Need to Pay Fines Before Voting — But Documents Reveal the State Can’t Properly Track What They Owe

Florida - Hernando County, Florida - Hillsborough County, Florida - Leon County, Florida - Martin County, Florida - Okaloosa County, Florida Department of State
March 13, 2020

News Roundup: Continuing Our Investigation of Coronavirus Response

Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Federal Reserve, Georgia Secretary of State, Texas Secretary of State, Washington State Department of Health, Wisconsin
March 12, 2020

American Oversight Sues Trump, Kushner for Transparency in Clemency Process

Executive Office of the President, White House
March 6, 2020

News Roundup: Rising Coronavirus Fears and Sinking Public Trust

Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State, Department of the Interior, Department of the Treasury, Department of Transportation, Department of Veterans Affairs, DHS - Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOI - Bureau of Land Management, DOJ - Criminal Division, DOJ - Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, DOJ - Office of Information Policy, Federal Reserve, Georgia - Cobb County, Georgia - Gwinnett County, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Department of Driver Services, Georgia Secretary of State, HHS - Administration for Children and Families, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, HHS - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, HHS - National Institutes of Health, Texas - Briscoe County, Texas - Freestone County, Texas - Hall County, Texas - Hill County, Texas - Hood County, Texas - Jones County, Texas - Kendall County, Texas - Lavaca County, Texas - Leon County, Texas - Limestone County, Texas - Loving County, Texas - Morris County, Texas - Scurry County, Texas - Starr County, Texas - Swisher County, Texas - Victoria County, Texas Secretary of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, VA - Veterans Health Administration, Washington - King County, Washington State Department of Health, White House - Office of Management and Budget, White House - Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
February 21, 2020

When the Government Uses Redactions to Hide Evidence of Wrongdoing

Department of Defense, Department of Justice, White House - Office of Management and Budget
February 20, 2020

Records from Trump’s Presidential Pardons Advisory Committee Must Be Available to the Public

February 14, 2020

News Roundup: Trump Has Learned His ‘Lesson’

Central Intelligence Agency, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Department of Transportation, DOJ - Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, DOJ - Office of Information Policy, Federal Reserve, Florida House of Representatives, Florida Senate, Georgia - Cobb County, Georgia - DeKalb County, Georgia - Fulton County, Georgia - Gwinnett County, Georgia Secretary of State, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, Kentucky Office of the Governor, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Wisconsin Senate, Wisconsin State Assembly
February 7, 2020

News Roundup: Acquittal Isn’t the End

Department of Energy, Department of Justice, Department of State, Florida Department of State, Georgia - Cobb County, Georgia - DeKalb County, Georgia - Fulton County, Georgia - Gwinnett County, Georgia Secretary of State, White House - Office of Management and Budget
January 31, 2020

News Roundup: Hear No Evil, See No Evil

Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, DOJ - Executive Office for Immigration Review, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Prisons, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, Texas - Harris County, Texas Office of the Governor
January 24, 2020

News Roundup: Evidence of Obstruction

Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of Transportation, DOT - Federal Aviation Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Communications Commission, Georgia - Clayton County, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Tennessee Valley Authority, Texas Attorney General, Texas Office of the Governor, Texas Secretary of State, Texas Senate, White House - Office of Management and Budget
January 17, 2020

News Roundup: The Evidence Continues to Mount

Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Department of State, Environmental Protection Agency, Georgia - Clayton County, Georgia - Hancock County, Georgia - Jefferson County, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services
January 10, 2020

News Roundup: Presidential War Powers and New Impeachment Documents

Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Protection Agency, Florida - Hernando County, Florida - Nassau County, Florida - Okaloosa County, Florida - Seminole County, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida Department of State, Florida Office of the Governor, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, White House - Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
January 7, 2020

Did the Trump Administration Abuse the Redactions Process?

Department of Defense, White House - Office of Management and Budget
December 27, 2019

American Oversight’s 2019 in Review: Nine Important Stories We Uncovered

December 23, 2019

American Oversight’s Investigation into the Restoration of Voting Rights in Florida

Florida - Broward County, Florida - Collier County, Florida - Duval County, Florida - Gadsden County, Florida - Hardee Count, Florida - Hendry County, Florida - Hillsborough County, Florida - Leon County, Florida - Miami-Dade County, Florida - Monroe County, Florida - Palm Beach County, Florida - Taylor County, Florida - Washington County, Florida Attorney General, Florida Department of State, Florida House of Representatives, Florida Office of the Governor, Florida Senate
December 23, 2019

An Update on Our Investigation into Georgia’s Election System and Voter-Roll Purges

Georgia - Bartow County, Georgia - Carroll County, Georgia - Catoosa County, Georgia - Clayton County, Georgia - Cobb County, Georgia - Decatur County, Georgia - DeKalb County, Georgia - Dougherty County, Georgia - Fulton County, Georgia - Gwinnett County, Georgia - Hancock County, Georgia - Jefferson County, Georgia - Lowndes County, Georgia - Macon-Bibb County, Georgia - Paulding County, Georgia - Randolph County, Georgia - Rockdale County, Georgia Department of Driver Services, Georgia Office of the Governor, Georgia Secretary of State
December 23, 2019

Texas Officials’ Communications with ‘Voter Fraud’ Activists

Texas - Cameron County, Texas - Dallas County, Texas - Harris County, Texas - Hidalgo County, Texas - Starr County, Texas - Tarrant County, Texas - Travis County, Texas - Zavala County, Texas Attorney General, Texas House of Representatives, Texas Office of the Governor, Texas Secretary of State, Texas Senate
December 13, 2019

News Roundup: Stephen Miller’s Extremist Network

Congress, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of the Interior, Department of the Treasury, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DOI - Bureau of Land Management, DOI - Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Environmental Protection Agency, Georgia - Carroll County, Texas Attorney General, Treasury - Office of Foreign Assets Control, White House - Office of Management and Budget
December 11, 2019

Lawsuit over Administration’s Unlawful Seizure of Trump-Putin Meeting Notes Moves Forward

Department of State, National Archives and Records Administration
December 6, 2019

News Roundup: Impeachment Report, Border Wall Contracts, and Pompeo’s Meeting with GOP Donors

Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State
November 27, 2019

News Roundup: Thankful for FOIA

Department of Agriculture, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, Kentucky Office of the Governor, USDA - Food Safety and Inspection Service
November 19, 2019

Former DOJ Civil Rights Official Acknowledges He Made Incorrect Statement in Sworn Declaration

Department of Justice
November 15, 2019

News Roundup: Impeachment Inquiry Goes Public

Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of Veterans Affairs, Florida House of Representatives, Georgia - Bartow County, Georgia - Carroll County, Georgia - Decatur County, Georgia - Lowndes County, Georgia - Paulding County, Georgia Secretary of State, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, Texas - Dallas County, Texas - Harris County, Texas - Travis County, White House - Council on Environmental Quality
October 4, 2019

News Roundup: The Public Needs Answers

Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State
October 4, 2019

Former Top Civil Rights Official John Gore Made Misleading Statements in Declaration to Federal Court

Department of Justice
September 18, 2019

In the Documents: Texas Elections Officials’ Close Ties to ‘Voter Fraud’ Activists

Texas - Starr County, Texas Attorney General, Texas Secretary of State
August 9, 2019

News Roundup: Investigating the Administration’s Response to Domestic Terrorism

Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Interior, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, White House - Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
August 8, 2019

New Lawsuit in Investigation of Trump Administration’s Cuts to Funding for Combating Domestic Terrorism

Department of Homeland Security
July 30, 2019

American Oversight Sues Justice Department over Brooklyn Jail’s Inhumane Winter Conditions

Department of Justice
May 17, 2019

News Roundup: Investigating State-Level Threats to Democracy

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of State, Department of the Interior, Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Protection Agency, Florida, Georgia, Texas
March 13, 2019

Two Years of American Oversight

February 15, 2019

News Roundup: Citizenship, the Census and the Constitution

Department of Commerce, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice
January 31, 2019

Lawsuit Seeks Emails of DOJ Official Involved in Controversial Civil Rights Decisions

Department of Justice
January 24, 2019

Checking Up on Trump’s Claims that Military Experts Told Him to Ban Transgender Troops

Department of Defense
December 27, 2018

Countdown to Oversight in 2019

January 12, 2018

Justice Department Staffing Up For Its Ill-Conceived Affirmative Action Investigation

Department of Justice
January 2, 2018

New FOIAs Seek Records of Civil Rights Investigations at Department of Education

Department of Education
December 19, 2017

American Oversight Sues DOD to Uncover Truth Behind Trump’s Transgender Ban

Department of Defense
October 4, 2017

DOJ Confirms Harvard Affirmative Action Investigation

Department of Justice
September 7, 2017

DACA Announcement Reflects Lack of Seriousness About the Law

Department of Justice
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