Topic: Ethics & Conflicts

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.

Texts Show SBA Staff Tried to “Crop the Opulence” from Trump Hotel Event

October 24, 2017
As SBA Administrator Linda McMahon spoke to a meeting of Louisiana business leaders in Washington, DC last month, staffers for the Small Business Administration worked behind the scenes to capture photos of the speech that hid the event's location – the Trump International Hotel.

Congressional Russia Investigations Must be Transparent and Credible

October 20, 2017
Following investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, it's critical that congressional investigations are conducted properly to get the truth and inform the public. American Oversight recently joined with a bipartisan group of experts in congressional investigations to develop a set of benchmarks for evaluating the various investigations and to help Americans determine if the committee inquiries are credible.

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.