Topic: Abuse of Power

New Lawsuit: Did the FBI Really Advise Sessions to Omit Russian Contacts?

September 12, 2017
On behalf of People For the American Way, American Oversight sued DOJ and FBI over Sessions’ failure to disclose Russian contacts on his security clearance application.

Investigating EPA’s Attacks on a Journalist

September 7, 2017
On September 3, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) personally attacked a reporter from the Associated Press in a press release – citing an article from Breitbart. American Oversight is investigating why the EPA attacked AP reporter Michael Biesecker and whether they colluded with Breitbart to do so.

DOJ Confirms Trump Lied in “Wiretap” Tweets

September 2, 2017
The Department of Justice confirmed in a court filing on Friday evening that neither the DOJ nor the FBI have any records supporting President Trump's tweeted assertion that Trump Tower was "wiretapped."

DOJ Motion for Summary Judgment – Wiretapping Lawsuit

September 1, 2017
Motion for summary judgment filed by the DOJ in American Oversight's FOIA lawsuit seeking records of wiretaps of Trump Tower. In the motion, DOJ confirms that no records exist to confirm President Trump's tweets alleging that he was "wiretapped" by former President Obama.

Investigation of Trump Administration Actions and the AT&T-Time Warner Merger

July 11, 2017
Non-partisan ethics watchdog American Oversight today called on Congressional leaders to investigate the Trump administration’s handling of the proposed merger between Time Warner and AT&T.

American Oversight Demands Release of Comey-Trump Memos

May 16, 2017
Following yesterday’s startling disclosure of direct interference by President Trump in an ongoing investigation of his administration, American Oversight is seeking records of any attempts by the president to obstruct the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the election.