"The complaint was filed by Dan Stevens, executive director of the Campaign for Accountability, with the Florida Commission on Ethics. It cited property records, court filings and other documents to show Plakon bought and sold several properties in Seminole, Lake and Volusia counties that never showed up on his annual financial disclosure forms."
Watchdog Files Ethics Complaint Against Florida State Rep. Scott Plakon for Failing to Disclose Real Estate Empire
On November 4, 2019, CfA called on the Florida Commission on Ethics to investigate whether Florida State Representative David Scott Plakon violated the Florida Constitution and state ethics laws by failing to properly disclose information about his myriad business interests on his personal financial disclosure forms.
"Carlson’s segment relied heavily on a report by the Google Transparency Project, an initiative of the [...] group Campaign for Accountability."
"The suit, brought by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, the Campaign for Accountability and a group of scholars, is seeking documents related to FOIA requests for formal OLC opinions prior to Feb. 15, 1994."
Knight Institute, on Behalf of CfA, files FOIA Lawsuit Seeking Disclosure of Office of Legal Counsel Opinions
On August 21, 2019, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, on behalf of Campaign for Accountability (CfA) and five other plaintiffs, filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to enforce a request for formal written opinions issued by the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) prior to February 15, 1994. The request was filed on behalf of CfA and five scholars who believe their work on U.S. history, law, and politics would benefit from a more complete understanding of the legal opinions that have bound policymakers for decades.
On August 20, 2019, Tucker Carlson discussed CfA's report, The Curious Transformation of Mike Lee, on his Fox News show, Tucker Carlson Tonight.
Inspector General Confirms Investigation as Groups Uncover More Evidence of Political Interference at Interior
Western Values Project, a Montana-based nonprofit conservation group, and Campaign for Accountability, a nonprofit watchdog group focused on public accountability, have uncovered additional evidence of political appointees interfering with public records at the Department of Interior, leading to requests being delayed or withheld – in a potential violation of open records laws. In response, the groups submitted the new information to Interior’s Acting Inspector General as part of a request for an investigation into Interior’s troubling practices. In response to the groups’ request, the Inspector General confirmed an investigation into the practice will begin.
"Several conservation groups, including the Western Values Project and Campaign for Accountability, filed a complaint in June asking for an investigation into the process that allows Interior political appointees to look at requested public records pertaining to them prior to release."
"That policy, watchdog groups say, has allowed top officials appointed by President Trump to then withhold or delay the release of such information."
"A watchdog group on Thursday called for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to open a perjury investigation into agency official John Gore and former Commerce Department transition official Mark Neuman for allegedly lying about their efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census."