Topic: Political Appointees

Documents Show Further Details of Stephen Miller’s Efforts to Push Anti-Immigrant Policies

December 24, 2020
American Oversight obtained another set of communications that reveal more about Stephen Miller’s work with the Justice Department promoting anti-immigrant policies, including family separation.

News Roundup: The Long Month Ahead

December 17, 2020
With just over a month left in his administration, there is still plenty of time for President Donald Trump to cause lasting damage.

Trump’s Use of Presidential Clemency Powers

December 17, 2020
American Oversight is seeking information about how President Donald Trump deploys his clemency powers, including pardons and commutations given out to political allies such as Michael Flynn and Roger Stone, so the public can judge for itself the motivation behind such decisions.

American Oversight Obtains Attorney General Barr Calendars and Phone Logs from 2019 and 2020

December 16, 2020
Records obtained in response to an American Oversight FOIA suit show Barr frequently met with President Trump’s most vocal congressional allies, including while impeachment proceedings against Trump gained steam.

The U.S. Postal Service Finally Released Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s Calendars — Almost Completely Redacted

December 16, 2020
USPS first tried to withhold the calendars, then turned them over after American Oversight sued. But the agency has redacted nearly all details.

Investigations Update: Political Interference in Coronavirus Data, Texas Election Lawsuit, and State Officials’ Voter-Fraud Allegations

December 15, 2020
See the latest in our investigation into attempts to overturn election results and efforts to meddle with pandemic-related scientific work.

Records Shed Light on Justice Department’s Handling of Roger Stone and Michael Flynn Cases

December 14, 2020
American Oversight obtained documents showing the DOJ sought to avoid Barr facing questions about Stone’s and Flynn’s cases, as well as contact between senior agency officials and conservative lawyer Sidney Powell, who represents Flynn.

News Roundup: As Covid-19 Rages, Trump Offers Rants and Reprieves

December 3, 2020
As the president remains focused on conspiracies and loyalty, the U.S. is facing a dire stage of the pandemic.

Investigations Update: ‘Burrowing In,’ Medicaid Block Grants, and Pennsylvania County Election Certifications

December 1, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into troubling appointments, Oklahoma’s withdrawn block grant waiver application, and the administration’s attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census apportionment.

Investigations Update: Krebs’ Firing, Federal Record Preservation Laws, and Trump’s Contacts with Michigan Officials

November 24, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the presidential transition process, the Trump administration’s compliance with document preservation laws, and false claims of widespread voter fraud.