Topic: Campaigns

Austin Evers Discusses Trump Inaugural Funds on MSNBC

September 18, 2017
American Oversight's Executive Director, Austin Evers, spoke with MSNBC's Ari Melber about President Trump's pledge to donate his surplus inauguration contributions to charity and the importance of holding the administration accountable.

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.

DOJ Internal Communications Regarding AG Session’s Recusal

August 11, 2017
Responded August 11, 2017 - Internal communications from Department of Justice regarding Attorney General Jeff Session's recusal from matters relating to the campaigns for the President of the United States (DOJ-17-0003)

American Oversight Obtains Attorney General Sessions SF-86 Signature Page

August 1, 2017
American Oversight has obtained and released the page of Attorney General Sessions's security clearance application on which he signed his name below a certification that a "knowing and willful false statement on this form can be punished by fine or imprisonment or both."

Watchdog Group Calls for Hatch Act Investigation of Gorka

July 28, 2017
American Oversight today asked the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) to investigate whether White House adviser Sebastian Gorka violated the Hatch Act by posting political tweets from President Trump's recent campaign rally in Ohio.

FOIA Request to DOJ Records about Possibility of Removing Mueller

July 28, 2017
Records reflecting communications between the Office of the Deputy Attorney General and the White House regarding the ongoing special counsel investigation and the possibility of removal of Robert Mueller III as special counsel.

FOIA Request to DOJ Russian Interference and Appointment of Special Counsel

July 28, 2017
Records reflecting communications between the Office of the Attorney General and the White House regarding the DOJ’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the related appointment of a special counsel.

FOIA Request to DOJ Sessions Recusal

July 28, 2017
Records reflecting communications between the Office of the Attorney General and the White House regarding Attorney General Sessions’s decision to recuse himself from any existing or future investigations of presidential campaigns.

Call for OSC Investigation of Pruitt Travel to Oklahoma

July 27, 2017
American Oversight today filed a complaint with the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) requesting an investigation into a report that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent thousands of dollars of taxpayer money on frequent travel to his home state of Oklahoma.