On March 16, 2018, Campaign for Accountability released a new report revealing how Google has paid tens of millions of euros to European academic institutions over the past decade to develop an influential network of friendly European academics who write research papers supporting the tech giant’s business interests.
CfA Applauds Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes for Opening an Investigation into State Rep. Mike Noel
Noel Confirmed the Investigation in a Radio Interview
Campaign for Accountability Asks House Intelligence Committee to Refer Erik Prince to DOJ for Criminal Investigation
On March 8, 2018, CfA asked the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to refer Erik Prince to the Department of Justice for an investigation into whether he lied to the committee regarding his meeting with Russian fund manager Kirill Dmitriev.
Watchdog Files Ethics Complaint Against House Speaker Tim Moore for Abusing His Position for Personal Financial Gain
On March 5, 2018, CfA called on the North Carolina State Ethics Commission to investigate whether Tim Moore, Speaker of the North Carolina General Assembly, violated state ethics law by pressuring officials at the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to delay enforcing environmental laws on his company's property.
Campaign for Accountability Files Second Ethics Complaint Against House Intel Chair Nunes for Leaking Confidential Information
On March 1, 2018, CfA renewed its request to the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and/or staff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, acting at his direction violated House ethics rules by leaking confidential information, following a report in the New York Times that the committee leaked text messages between Senator Mark Warner and a Washington lawyer.
Contract Renewals Will Funnel Millions in Taxpayer Dollars to Heidi Group, Which Lost Earlier Funding for Failing to Meet Contracted Responsibilities
Watchdog Files 3 Lawsuits to Uncover Information on Trump Administration’s Rollback of Access to Family Planning Services
On February 27, 2018, CfA filed three Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. State Department, and the United States Agency for International Development regarding the Trump Administrations efforts to rollback access to family planning services.
Government Watchdog Calls for Investigation of Utah State Rep. Michael Noel for Violating Conflict of Interest and Anti-Nepotism Laws
On February 20, 2018, CfA called on Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes to open an investigation into Utah State Representative Michael Noel (R-Kanab) for failing to disclose conflicts of interest, making false or deceptive statements, misusing public money, and violating anti-nepotism rules.
Government Watchdog Calls on Justice Department to Investigate Former Trump Railroad Official Heath Hall
On February 13, 2018, CfA asked the Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice to investigate whether Heath Hall, former Acting Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, violated federal criminal law by willfully filing a public financial disclosure report in which he falsely claimed he would not be receiving outside income.
Watchdog Groups Sue HHS for Records Related to Agency Efforts to Stop Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors from Obtaining Abortions
On February 1, 2018, Equity Forward and Campaign for Accountability, represented by American Oversight, filed Freedom of Information Act lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services seeking records from the Office of Refugee Resettlement regarding the efforts to prevent unaccompanied immigrant minors from exercising their constitutional right to abortion.