Topic: Ethics & Conflicts

Lawsuit Seeks Scott Pruitt and Nino Perrotta Travel and Security Spending Records

April 17, 2018
New lawsuit asks the court to order EPA to release records including waivers authorizing Pruitt and Perrotta to spend taxpayer funds on first class plane tickets, along with any communications between Perrotta and his business partner, Edwin Steinmetz, a private security consultant to whom Perrotta steered a $3,000 federal contract to "sweep" Pruitt's office for listening devices.

New: EPA Documents Show Details of Pruitt Office Renovations

April 6, 2018
New expense documents uncovered by American Oversight show details of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's office renovations - including detailed invoices for his biometric locks and secret phone booth.

FOIA to EPA Regarding Energy Contact Connected with Administrator Pruitt’s Landlord

April 4, 2018
FOIA to EPA seeking communications to, from, or including any political appointee or employee in the Office of the Administrator concerning the EPA’s evaluation of the proposed expansion of the Alberta Clipper pipeline by Enbridge Energy LP.

FOIA to EPA Regarding Scott Pruitt’s Lease Associated with an Energy Lobbyist

April 4, 2018
FOIA to EPA seeking communications concerning Administrator Scott Pruitt’s lease with Vicki Hart, wife of an energy lobbyist, including the March 30, 2018 ethics review of that lease.

FOIA Regarding a Client Associated with Scott Pruitt’s Landlord and a Pipeline Expansion

April 4, 2018
FOIA seeking all records reflecting any involvement by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in the EPA’s evaluation of the proposed expansion of the Alberta Clipper pipeline by a client of Scott Pruitt's landlord, Enbridge Energy, LP.

FOIA Seeking Communications and Calendar Meetings Between Scott Pruitt’s Office and Those Associated with the Enbridge Energy Contract

April 4, 2018
FOIA seeking communications and calendar entries concerning: anyone in the Immediate Office of the Administrator with or Vicki Hart, J. Steven Hart, Williams & Jensen, Enbridge Inc., aka Enbridge Energy LP, Concho Resources, or Oklahoma Gas and Electric.

FOIA Seeking Records Related to EPA Employees who Received Raises without WH Permission

April 4, 2018
FOIA seeking all receipts, invoices, or other billing statements submitted by or on behalf of Millan Hupp or Pasquale “Nino” Perrotta to justify expenditures or seek reimbursement for taxi or ridesharing expenses paid with a government purchase card or personal credit card.

OGE Communications Regarding Secretary DeVos’ Nomination

March 19, 2018
Communications between the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) and representatives for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos during her confirmation process in late 2016 and early 2017. These were produced to American Oversight in response to our FOIA request for records containing or reflecting communications between OGE and individuals nominated or potentially nominated to Senate-confirmed positions or appointed or potentially appointed to EOP positions. First production received December 2017 and the second March 2018.

Video: Four Strategies for Holding Trump Accountable

March 16, 2018
It's Sunshine Week and American Oversight is now officially one year old. Executive Director Austin Evers breaks down four FOIA strategies we've learned over the past year of holding the Trump administration accountable.