Topic: Ethics & Conflicts

News Roundup: Above the Law

May 3, 2019
From his mixing of business with public service to his resistance to congressional investigations, Trump and his administration have been operating as if they are above the law.

New Evidence of Emoluments Violations Prompts American Oversight Lawsuit

May 3, 2019
Recently revealed State Department approvals are glaring new evidence that the president is violating the emoluments clause.
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Complaint: American Oversight v. State and DOJ – Emoluments Violations

May 3, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against the State and Justice Departments for records related to President Donald Trump’s potential violations of the Constitution’s emoluments clause, specifically the leasing of a Trump property to multiple foreign governments.

American Oversight Sues HUD for Communications Related to Sale of Trump-Tied Housing Complex

April 30, 2019
Trump, who held a 4 percent stake in the country's largest federally subsidized housing development at the time of its sale, reportedly made approximately $20 million from the deal.
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Why Congress — and the American People — Deserve to See Trump’s Tax Returns

April 17, 2019
You just filed your taxes with the IRS — it's time for Trump to share his with you.

News Roundup: The Mueller Investigation Is Over, But the Swamp Is Thriving

March 29, 2019
Look no further than Interior Secretary nominee David Bernhardt.

Closing the Corruption-Breeding Loopholes the Trump Administration Has Exploited

March 27, 2019
The administration's corruption has revealed fundamental gaps in federal ethics laws. Important new legislation would strengthen ethics requirements.

The Corruption Continues: Mueller Has Finished His Work. American Oversight Has Not.

March 25, 2019
The corruption of the Trump administration goes far beyond and far deeper than the criminality covered in the Mueller investigation.

News Roundup: Same Old Stories

March 22, 2019
By now, it should be clear that using private email and messaging apps for official government business is not allowed.

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.