Topic: Ethics & Conflicts

Acting Attorney General Whitaker’s Financial and Political Conflicts Of Interest

November 21, 2018
From likely partisan conflicts of interest to concerns about dishonesty, American Oversight is investigating Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general — and calling on multiple federal offices to look into potential violations of the Hatch Act as well as his failure to disclose political contributions he received during his time at the Justice Department.

OSC Opens Whitaker Case File in Response to American Oversight Request

November 21, 2018
Update: The Office of Special Counsel has opened a case file in response to American Oversight's call for an investigation into Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's potential Hatch Act violations. American Oversight wrote to multiple federal offices requesting investigations of Whitaker.

Ivanka Trump’s and Jared Kushner’s Roles in the Administration

November 20, 2018
Ivanka Trump used personal email for government business on hundreds of occasions in 2017, a discovery sparked by American Oversight's FOIA requests and litigation. The president’s family is not above the law, and Congress should investigate Ms. Trump’s likely violations of records rules and potential mishandling of classified information. With her and her husband, Jared Kushner, occupying positions of power and influence within the White House, it is important for the public to understand how they are carrying out their duties and whether they are obeying the law.

Ivanka Trump Email Investigation Sparked by American Oversight FOIAs

November 19, 2018
FOIA requests filed by American Oversight prompted the discovery by White House officials that Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Trump and a top adviser to the president, used personal email to communicate with federal agencies on hundreds of occasions, the Washington Post reported on November 19, 2018.

New Lawsuit Seeks Details of White House, Trump Organization Involvement in FBI Headquarters Decision

October 23, 2018
American Oversight today filed a suite of lawsuits to uncover the role that President Trump and the Trump Organization played in reversing a long-time plan to relocate the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters outside of Washington, DC. In its current location at the J. Edgar Hoover building, FBI headquarters sits a block away from the Trump International Hotel.

Complaint: American Oversight v. GSA – FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project

October 23, 2018
Lawsuit filed on behalf of American Oversight against GSA seeking communications regarding the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ – FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project

October 23, 2018
Lawsuit filed on behalf of American Oversight against DOJ seeking communications regarding the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project.

Complaint: American Oversight v. FBI – FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project

October 23, 2018
Lawsuit filed on behalf of American Oversight against the FBI seeking communications regarding the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ, FBI, OMB, and GSA – White House Meetings Regarding FBI Headquarters

October 23, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against DOJ, FBI, OMB, and GSA seeking records of White House meetings regarding the FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project.

FCC Communications With AT&T

September 26, 2018
Federal Communications Commission political appointee communications with AT&T, including communications about the dinner Chairman Pai had with AT&T executive Bob Quinn on Feb. 27, 2017.