Topic: Campaigns

FCC Commissioner Calls for Trump’s Reelection, Violates Hatch Act

February 23, 2018
In remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington DC on February 23, Michael O'Rielly, a commissioner on the FCC violated the Hatch Act when he called for the reelection of President Donald Trump while appearing in his official capacity as a federal official. American Oversight is urging the Office of Special Counsel to immediately investigate.

Voter Fraud Commission Asked Texas to Highlight Hispanic Surnames in Voter Data

February 6, 2018
Documents uncovered by American Oversight confirm that President Trump's voter fraud commission submitted an order to the Texas Secretary of State requesting a list of all registered voters in the state – and asking for Hispanic surnames to be identified.

FOIA to FBI for FISA Application and Approval Records Discussed in Nunes Memo

February 2, 2018
FOIA request submitted jointly by American Oversight and Dominique Bravo seeking records relating to the FISA warrant issued for surveillance of Carter Page as discussed in the memo released by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in February 2018. The FOIA seeks records including the FISA application submitted by the FBI in October 2016, any approval of this application, and the three subsequent applications and approvals described in the memo.

FOIA to FBI for FISA Judge and Applicant Records Discussed in Nunes Memo

February 2, 2018
FOIA request submitted jointly by American Oversight and Dominique Bravo seeking records identifying the DOJ attorneys who signed the FISA applications and FISC judges who approved the surveillance of Carter Page as discussed in the memo released by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in February 2018.

Motion for Leave to Issue Subpoena: Dunlap v. PACEI

January 31, 2018
Motion filed by Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap in his lawsuit seeking access to the records of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, on which he served as a member. The motion asks the court to allow Dunlap to issue a preservation subpoena to former Commission vice-chair Kris Kobach to require him to preserve any PACEI documents that may be in his possession.

Dunlap v. PACEI: Investigating the Voter Fraud Commission

January 17, 2018
American Oversight is representing Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap in his lawsuit against the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PACEI), on which he served as a member, as he seeks to gain access to the records of the commission's work. President Trump dissolved the "voter fraud" commission in January 2018 after a federal court ruled that the commission could no longer exclude Dunlap from participating in its deliberations.

Dunlap Motion For a Temporary Restraining Order

January 9, 2018
Filing in Dunlap lawsuit for a temporary restraining order (TRO) to preserve his access to information and documents related to the now-defunct Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PACEI) and to bar the commission from transferring its findings to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).