Topic: Abuse of Power

New Lawsuit Seeks State Department Records of Foreign Policy and Jared Kushner’s Middle East Trips

September 12, 2019
American Oversight sued the State Department for records related to Jared Kushner-led delegations and escalating U.S.-Iran tensions.

Lawsuit Seeks Records from Investigation into Potential Trump Campaign-Finance Violations

September 4, 2019
American Oversight filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice and the FBI for records related to the investigation into Trump’s potential campaign-finance violations.
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen

News Roundup: Remain in Mexico’s Harmful Effects and Trump’s Dangerous Impatience

August 30, 2019
Immigration officials frequently don't offer language assistance to asylum-seekers forced to return to Mexico, and Trump's rush for a border wall before 2020 raises concerns.

American Oversight Sues for Records of Trump Administration Investigations of Hillary Clinton and the Russia Probe

August 26, 2019
New lawsuits seek documents from the Huber and Durham inquiries into two of President Trump's political targets.

News Roundup: The Hatch Act and Freedom of Speech

August 16, 2019
New harsh immigration policies, weaker endangered species protections, and a lawsuit to protect the free speech rights of federal employees.

AFGE Union Sues to Protect the Speech Rights of Federal Employees

August 13, 2019
New Hatch Act guidance presumptively restricts federal employees from expressing any opinion on “impeachment” or policy matters if terms like “#resist” or “resistance” are used. 

New Lawsuit in Investigation of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s Use of Military Transport

August 1, 2019
We want to know whether the president’s daughter and son-in-law habitually invited Steven Mnuchin on trips so that they could travel on Air Force planes.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Treasury – Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s Use of Military Transport

August 1, 2019
American Oversight’s lawsuit against the Department of the Treasury to shed light on communications between Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner regarding the use of military transport. American Oversight is seeking these records to determine whether President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law regularly invited Secretary Mnuchin on trips in order to access Air Force planes.

Order Denying American Oversight’s Motion Seeking Discovery: Sessions’ Clinton Investigation Directive

July 31, 2019
Order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denying American Oversight’s motion seeking discovery. As part of American Oversight’s lawsuit involving the Justice Department’s investigation of Hillary Clinton, American Oversight asked the court for leave to seek discovery. American Oversight sought this action after the Justice Department produced a signed letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions months after it said the letter didn’t exist.

News Roundup: Mueller Speaks

July 26, 2019
Special Counsel Robert Mueller made his long-awaited and much-anticipated appearance before Congress on Wednesday.