Topic: Ethics & Conflicts

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 Receipts from Hupp and Perrotta

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.

FCC Calendars and Communications with ISPs Regarding Net Neutrality

March 23, 2018
FCC calendar entries and communications with ISPs regarding Net Neutrality. Released in response to FOIA litigation by American Oversight.

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.

One Year of American Oversight

March 13, 2018
One year ago today, we launched American Oversight with a mission that was anything but simple: hold the Trump administration accountable by extracting evidence of corruption, malfeasance, or other misconduct. By highlighting the administration’s own words and documents, we let the corrupt condemn themselves.

New FOIAs: Gun Control, Industry Influences, and Sanctuary Cities

March 9, 2018
American Oversight has recently filed a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to uncover documents related to issues from gun violence to sanctuary cities.

American Oversight Sues HHS and CMS for Verma Ethics Records

March 9, 2018
American Oversight sued the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) to learn whether CMS Administrator Seema Verma violated ethics rules by working on issues related to her former consulting clients.