Topic: Congressional Investigations

News Roundup: The Public Needs Answers

October 4, 2019
The pressure on the president and his administration has been even further intensified thanks to the release of damaging text messages sent by government officials.

No Records Response from GSA Regarding Guidance about Congressional Inquiries and Subpoenas

September 30, 2019
The General Services Administration stated that it had no records of guidance from the White House or agency leadership regarding the agency's responses to congressional oversight requests and subpoenas.

American Oversight Statement on Impeachment Inquiry

September 25, 2019
An impeachment investigation is absolutely warranted in light of the extraordinary allegations about President Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

News Roundup: Trump, Giuliani, and Ukraine

September 20, 2019
“Unprecedented” is a word that has been used a lot in the past few years — including this week.
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Trump’s Obstruction of Congressional Oversight Has Been Unprecedented — Now We’re Suing the Administration for Stonewalling Our Investigation

September 19, 2019
To shed light on the executive branch's stonewalling, American Oversight today filed two lawsuits for records of communications between the White House and five Trump administration agencies.

Complaint: American Oversight v. GSA, HUD, Treasury, and Commerce – Communications Regarding Congressional Investigations

September 19, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against four Trump administration agencies — the General Services Administration, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Commerce — for communications from White House officials regarding congressional oversight. American Oversight seeks these records as they may detail efforts by the White House to obstruct congressional investigations.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ – White House Communications Regarding Congressional Oversight

September 19, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Justice for communications from White House officials regarding congressional oversight of the executive branch. American Oversight seeks these records as they may detail efforts by the White House to obstruct congressional investigations.

FBI Withheld Records Response Regarding Guidance Documents Concerning the Investigation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh

September 17, 2019
Response from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) stating that the agency is withholding records responsive to American Oversight’s FOIA request for documents reflecting guidance, investigative parameters, or directives from the White House communicated to the FBI related to the supplemental background investigation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

No Records Response from GSA Regarding Communications with the White House Concerning Congressional Oversight

September 6, 2019
The General Services Administration stated that it had no records of communications between the agency and the White House regarding congressional oversight in light of the administration's unprecedented efforts to resist oversight.

News Roundup: Mueller Speaks

July 26, 2019
Special Counsel Robert Mueller made his long-awaited and much-anticipated appearance before Congress on Wednesday.