Topic: Ethics & Conflicts

Ivanka Trump Continued Using Personal Account in White House

November 2, 2017
Emails obtained by American Oversight reveal that Ivanka Trump continued to use a personal account to send and receive emails related to government work even after joining the White House staff in late March.

FOIA In Action: Helping Journalists Expose Questionable Behavior By Trump’s Appointees

November 2, 2017
American Oversight has been investigating questionable behaviors by Trump's political appointees. Our FOIAs have helped journalists report on many conflicts of interests, such as using personal email for government business and high-level political figures hosting events at Trump properties.

Status Conference in PFAW v. DOJ

October 27, 2017
The court ordered a status conference on November 16, 2017 in the lawsuit brought by American Oversight on behalf of People For the American Way seeking records of any FBI instructions to Attorney General Sessions regarding the completion of his SF-86 clearance application. 

American Oversight Calls for Investigation of Payments Made to Trump Organization

October 27, 2017
American Oversight is calling on federal, Florida and New York State law enforcement officials and prosecutors to investigate whether domestic and foreign interests have used Trump properties, including the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, and the Trump National Doral as conduits to bribe the Trump administration to pursue favorable policies and award contracts.