On July 19, 2018, CfA filed a FOIA request with the FBI seeking records from the Bureau's investigation into a loan made by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo’s campaign committee.
"A Washington, D.C., watchdog group on Thursday filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the FBI to get records from an investigation of a $250,000 bad loan that Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo’s campaign made in 2008."
Missouri Court to Consider CfA’s Petition to Unseal Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder’s Divorce Records
On February 9, 2017, CfA announced the Circuit Court for the County of St. Louis has scheduled a hearing on CfA’s petition to unseal the divorce records of Andrew Puzder, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of the Department of Labor. On February 14, 2017, CfA Executive Director Daniel Stevens released a statement.
On January 6, 2017, CfA called on the Department of Justice and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to investigate OneWest bank for using potentially illegal tactics to foreclose on as many as 80,000 California homes. Mr. Mnuchin, whom President-elect Trump has nominated for Secretary of the Department of the Treasury, previously served as the CEO of OneWest.
On November 21, 2016, CfA filed Freedom of Information Act requests with the FBI and Department of Justice seeking any criminal records regarding President-elect Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
On October 27, 2016, CfA asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to investigate companies providing solar panels to residential homes. CfA’s request is based on a review of consumer complaints filed with the attorney general’s office suggesting false and misleading trade practices that may violate Texas law.
On September 30, 2016, CfA called on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to improve its ethics enforcement program. Documents published by the Google Transparency Project reveal that top NHTSA officials were in frequent contact with Google executives while working on federal guidelines for self-driving cars.