Topic: Campaigns

Investigations Update: Preservation of White House Communications, Federally Deputized Portland Police, Trump Aide Banned from DOJ

December 8, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the Trump administration’s compliance with document preservation laws, law enforcement’s response to social unrest, and Covid-19 precautions at the state level.

News Roundup: As Covid-19 Rages, Trump Offers Rants and Reprieves

December 3, 2020
As the president remains focused on conspiracies and loyalty, the U.S. is facing a dire stage of the pandemic.

SBA Records Released in Response to Request for Guidance Regarding Officials Participating in Campaign Events

December 2, 2020
Records released by the Small Business Association in response to American Oversight’s request for guidance regarding participation by top-level agency officials in Trump campaign events.

Investigations Update: Krebs’ Firing, Federal Record Preservation Laws, and Trump’s Contacts with Michigan Officials

November 24, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the presidential transition process, the Trump administration’s compliance with document preservation laws, and false claims of widespread voter fraud.

News Roundup: Overstepping Authority and Undermining Democracy

November 19, 2020
It’s now been nearly two weeks since Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election, but President Trump and his most partisan supporters continue their attempts to thwart the will of U.S. voters.

Presidential Transition Transparency

November 19, 2020
The peaceful transfer of power from one administration to a newly elected government is a centuries-long hallmark of American democracy. But the unprecedented actions of Trump, the White House, and political appointees in his administration have destabilized that tradition. American Oversight is investigating political interference in the lawful transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden.

Efforts to Undermine the 2020 Election Results

November 19, 2020
The Jan. 6, 2021, mob attack on the U.S. Capitol was a direct result of former President Trump's incitement and refusal to acknowledge the results of the 2020 election, but he has not been the only one fanning the flames of conspiracy theories and social unrest. American Oversight seeks to shed light on ways federal and state officials abetted his efforts by promoting baseless claims of voter fraud to undermine the election’s legitimacy — and the next administration.

News Roundup: Trump’s Warped Priorities

November 12, 2020
As the nation rapidly approaches a quarter of a million deaths, President Trump is consumed with delegitimizing the election by pushing dangerous and unfounded claims about voter fraud.

American Oversight Launches Investigation into Wisconsin, Arizona Officials Repeating Trump Campaign’s Voter Fraud Allegations

November 12, 2020
None of these officials, nor the Trump campaign or the RNC, have provided any evidence to support these claims.

Investigating GSA’s Interference in Presidential Transition

November 10, 2020
Emily Murphy, the Trump appointed GSA administrator, has failed to sign the memo authorizing the use of government resources by the transition team of President-elect Joe Biden.