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American Oversight Sues IRS for Trump Political Appointees’ Communications About Comey and McCabe

November 17, 2022
The lawsuit comes after former White House Chief of Staff told the New York Times that the former president repeatedly called for the IRS to investigate his perceived enemies.

News Roundup: The ‘Central Cause’ of Jan. 6

October 14, 2022
The House select committee investigating Jan. 6 held what was likely its final public hearing on Thursday.

News Roundup: The Threats to Our Democracy

September 2, 2022
President Biden gave a primetime address in which he warned of the growing danger to our democracy and urged the nation to fight against the extremism and lies that threaten it.

Complaint and Court Filings: American Oversight v. NARA — Communications and Documents Related to Mar-a-Lago Records Retrieved in January 2022

May 31, 2022
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the National Archives and Records Administration seeking the release of inventory documents, expenses, and communications related to the White House documents retrieved from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in January 2022.

News Roundup: Vos Held in Contempt in Election Inquiry Lawsuit

April 1, 2022
Efforts to avoid accountability have gone hand in hand with today’s threats to democracy.

News Roundup: Legally Impossible, Democratically Dangerous

March 4, 2022
The post-election scramble to dig up any evidence of significant voter fraud has shown us that schemes don’t need to be legally possible, or even ground in reality, to be dangerous.

DHS Records of Travel Expenses to Swing States

January 28, 2022
Records from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in response to American Oversight's request for records reflecting expenses incurred from trips of top officials to swing states in the run-up to the 2020 election.

News Roundup: Fighting for Our Democracy — and Winning

January 6, 2022
Accountability is more important than ever in ensuring our elections remain free and fair, and that our democracy withstands these attacks.

Investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol Attack: One Year Later

January 6, 2022
There are still many unanswered questions about that dark day for U.S. democracy. Here is a look at what we’ve uncovered through public records requests and litigation, as well as what we’re still seeking to learn.

News Roundup: What We’ve Learned This Year

December 23, 2021
From the disturbing violence of Jan. 6 to the ongoing efforts to restrict voting and cast doubt on the integrity of the 2020 election, 2021 has shown us just how fragile our democracy is.