Topic: Ethics & Conflicts

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.

Complaint: Western Values Project v. DOI – Lola Zinke Role at Interior

October 5, 2017
Complaint filed on behalf of Western Values Project regarding Ryan Zinke's wife's involvement at Department of the Interior, as part of a larger investigation into Ryan Zinke's unethical actions while serving as secretary of the department.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Calendars Show Deep Industry Connections

October 3, 2017
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's calendars from February through May 2017 show extensive meetings with energy and chemical industry executives and lobbyists, and provide a deeper look at how Pruitt has been spending his time at the head of the nation's environmental regulator. 

FBI Media Docs

September 28, 2017
Response to FOIA (DOJ-17-0006) containing records of communications between the FBI and media related to the Russia investigation.