Topic: Ethics & Conflicts

5 Questions for Attorney General Sessions

October 17, 2017
In advance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony on Wednesday, October 18 before the Senate Judiciary Committee, non-partisan watchdog group American Oversight called on senators to pose the following questions to Sessions

New Lawsuit Seeks Answers about Ben Carson’s Management of HUD

October 10, 2017
Is Secretary Ben Carson using his position at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide special access to his own son and a relative of President Trump? American Oversight is going to court to get answers.

American Oversight Calls for Investigation of Manhattan DA Vance’s Failure to Investigate Fraud at Trump SoHo Development

October 6, 2017
American Oversight today called on state and federal law enforcement officials to investigate whether Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. improperly ended an investigation into potential fraud by Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. related to the Trump SoHo development.

Call for Ethics Investigation of Rep. Luke Messer

October 5, 2017
American Oversight today called on the Office of Congressional Ethics to open an investigation into whether Rep. Luke Messer violated House ethics rules by improperly receiving a donation from an Indiana bank executive just days after having acted on the bank’s behalf.

Lawsuit Seeks Records of Lolita Zinke’s Travel, Role at Department of the Interior

October 5, 2017
American Oversight today sued the Department of the Interior to force the release of records related to Lolita Zinke, wife of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, and her role at the department, use of taxpayer-funded travel, and participation in official meetings or other events.

Ryan Zinke’s Unethical Leadership at Interior

October 5, 2017
Since his appointment by President Trump, Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke’s conduct has raised questions about his management of the department and his use of taxpayer resources. From flights on government jets to potentially involving family members in official government business, it is important for the public to understand exactly what Secretary Zinke has been doing with his time in office.