Topic: Campaigns

Maine Secretary of State Dunlap Election Commission Lawsuit

November 16, 2017
Update: Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap filed for a preliminary injunction in his lawsuit to enforce his right to access key documents and information as a member of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Dunlap is represented by nonpartisan ethics watchdog American Oversight and the law firm of Patterson Belknap, based in New York City.

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 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.