Topic: Congressional Investigations

Two Years of American Oversight

March 13, 2019
American Oversight opened its doors two years ago today to hold the Trump administration accountable. See what we've uncovered through FOIA, litigation, and investigations into corruption in the administration.

Investigating the Trump Administration’s Efforts to Sell Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia

March 12, 2019
American Oversight has filed FOIA requests across the administration to find out more about Trump administration appointees' push to sell U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, First Lady Melania Trump, and President Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on May 21, 2017

Lying to Congress Rarely Results in Charges — Until Now. Here’s How Others in Trump’s Circle Could Be in Trouble

February 27, 2019
Cohen’s conviction could signal a new way of doing business in prosecutions of those who lied to Congress.
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News Roundup: The First Real Confrontation Between the Trump Administration and Congressional Oversight

February 8, 2019
The struggle between House Democrats and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker over his appearance before the Judiciary Committee finally culminated in his first oversight hearing.

Open Questions for Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker

February 7, 2019
American Oversight has been investigating both Whitaker’s political and his financial conflicts of interest since his appointment in November 2018 — here are six questions we’ve been asking.

What to Know If Whitaker Tries to Assert Executive Privilege

February 7, 2019
Friday's hearing in the House Judiciary Committee could set up a showdown over executive privilege. American Oversight's legal team breaks down the reasons Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker may not be able to properly assert executive privilege to avoid answering certain questions.

Congressional Oversight 2019: Calendar of Committee Hearings

February 1, 2019
Here are some upcoming congressional hearings along with information about American Oversight’s concurrent investigations.

News Roundup: Shutdown Ends Before Hearings Begin

January 25, 2019
As the country’s longest government shutdown finally comes to a (perhaps temporary) end, preparations for congressional hearings continue to move forward.

Republicans’ Threats to Boycott Congressional Investigation Jeopardize Their Own Credibility — Not the Investigation’s

January 19, 2019
Oversight’s return with the new Congress is one of the most important developments of 2019, but House Republicans are already threatening to abdicate their share of the responsibility.
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News Roundup: Two Troubling Inspector General Reports

January 18, 2019
When it comes to hearing from its own investigators, it wasn’t a very good week for the administration.
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