Topic: Ethics & Conflicts

Statement on EPA IG Investigation of Pruitt Travel

August 28, 2017
At a time in which Administrator Pruitt is slashing EPA offices dedicated to water and air safety, it’s heartening that the Inspector General is taking steps to protect taxpayer money and curb Pruitt’s spendthrift travel.

FOIA Request to Treasury regarding Steve Mnuchin to View Eclipse

August 28, 2017
FOIA request to the Department of Treasury regarding Steve Mnuchin’s recent trip to Kentucky.

FOIA Request to HUD Regarding Ben Carson Jr. and Interprise Partners

August 25, 2017
FOIA request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development regarding Ben Carson's involvement and meetings seeking all relevant communications related to his visits and Interprise Partners.

Trump’s Political Appointees

August 22, 2017
President Trump has made it clear that he values personal loyalty above experience or competence - and he has appointed hundreds of new officials across the federal government. The public has a right to know who these appointees are, what backgrounds they bring to their work, and whether they have any conflicts of interest.

Department of Education Identities and Resumes of New Political Appointees

August 22, 2017
Records identifying new political appointees working at the department, including resumes as well as any ethics or conflict of interest waivers or authorizations.

CFTC Response Trump Properties

August 21, 2017
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's response to American Oversight's FOIA request (MULTI-17-0252-0274) uidance or emails relating to events at Trump properties or reimbursements paid to employees for expenses at Trump properties; records of the total cost of payments or reimbursements for expenses at Trump properties.