Type of Post: Investigation Update

Wisconsin Court Bars Office of Special Counsel from Deleting Records

July 5, 2022
The Office of Special Counsel, which has been leading the Wisconsin Assembly’s review of the state’s 2020 election for nearly a year, was issued a temporary restraining order banning it from deleting public records in its custody.

Court Finds Wisconsin Assembly, Speaker Vos in Contempt in American Oversight’s Election Inquiry Records Lawsuit

March 30, 2022
The judge ruled that Speaker Robin Vos and the Assembly continue to “willfully violate a court order” and ordered the defendants to pay American Oversight’s legal fees, along with potential additional fines.

Investigating GSA’s Interference in Presidential Transition

November 10, 2020
Emily Murphy, the Trump appointed GSA administrator, has failed to sign the memo authorizing the use of government resources by the transition team of President-elect Joe Biden.

Investigations Update: DeJoy’s Calendars, Barr’s False Voting Fraud Story, and Delays in Prescription Deliveries

September 15, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the postmaster general’s calendars, the administration’s alarmist claims about voter fraud, and the decision to put a Trump-signed letter in food aid boxes.

Investigations Update: Operation Legend, Crossfire Hurricane, and the Rush for a Coronavirus Vaccine

September 1, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the Trump administration’s politicized Operation Legend, the rush for school reopenings and a Covid-19 vaccine, and partisan FBI responses to congressional requests.

Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Top Officials Allowed Pompeo’s Misconduct to Continue, Reveals Ongoing Inquiry

July 20, 2020
According to a whistleblower complaint obtained by American Oversight, a State Department employee repeatedly notified agency leadership about having witnessed “questionable activities” on the part of Secretary Pompeo.

The Trump Administration’s Dangerous Escalation of Aggression Against Portland Protesters

July 17, 2020
The federal government’s aggressive response to the past month and a half of protests escalated to a frightening new level this week.
Black Lives Matter protest in Portland, Ore., on June 4, 2020 (Photo: Matthew Roth)

New Lawsuit for Records Related to Pompeo’s Military Housing Arrangements

July 16, 2020
American Oversight is suing for records about the secretary of state's potentially questionable housing arrangements.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Investigations Update: Militarization of Police, Covid-19 in Migrant Detention Centers, and Barr’s Political Interference

July 14, 2020
Here’s a look at the investigations our team has been pursuing through public records requests in the last week.

Investigations Update: Mike Pompeo’s Abuses of Office, Trump’s Loyalty Purges, and Caring for Uninsured Covid-19 Patients

July 8, 2020
From voting rights to the pandemic, here's a look at our new investigations from the past week.
Mike and Susan Pompeo in January 2019