Topic: Influence & Access

Questionable $300M Puerto Rico Contract for Zinke-Linked Company

October 24, 2017
American Oversight is investigating the decision to award a $300 million dollar contract to restore power in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria to a small company with potential ties to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

No Records Response From Education Regarding Gainful Employment – Congressional Communications

October 23, 2017
Department of Education no records response to our FOIA for communications between senior ED officials and Congress.

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.

Scott Pruitt’s Mismanagement of the EPA

October 3, 2017
Under former Administrator Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency has become an increasingly secretive organization - making it difficult for the public and the press to understand how and why major policy decisions are being made.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s Roles in the Administration

September 25, 2017
Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner appear to play important, wide-ranging roles in the Trump White House - and documents uncovered by American Oversight and the media have suggested that they have continued using private email accounts to conduct official business. With two members of President Trump's own family occupying positions of power and influence, it is important for the public to understand how Ms. Trump and Mr. Kushner carrying out their duties and whether they are following the rules.