Election Integrity Committee Member Christy McCormick Serves In Violation of Law

Election Integrity Committee Member Christy McCormick Serves In Violation of Law

On Monday, December 11, 2017, Property of the People mailed a letter to the General Services Administration’s Committee Management Secretariat asking that Christy McCormick be terminated from the President’s Advisory Committee on Election Integrity. 52 U.S.C. § 20923(d)(2), which governs the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, explicitly states that “[n]o member appointed to the Commission under […]

Property of the People Forensically Reconstructs Trump’s Undisclosed White House Visitor Logs

Property of the People Forensically Reconstructs Trump’s Undisclosed White House Visitor Logs

Partnership with ProPublica Makes 8,807 Meeting Records from the Executive Office of the President Searchable Online Access the Searchable Records HERE  |  Download the Raw Data HERE   Washington, DC — Property of the People, in partnership with ProPublica, published a searchable online database of 8,807 records today comprising meeting logs and calendar entries for five […]

President Xi Jinping’s visit to Mar-a-Lago

President Xi Jinping’s visit to Mar-a-Lago

On April 6 and 7, 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with President Trump at the Mar-a-Lago Club. Accounts of the meeting were fairly positive, but there is likely much more brewing beneath the surface of these celebratory reports (and tweets). On June 9, 2017, Property of the People requested documents from the Department of […]

Eric Trump’s Nepotistic Self-Dealing

Eric Trump’s Nepotistic Self-Dealing

Self-dealing and misleading donors violate federal tax laws intended to ensure the ethical functioning of charities. When New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman decided to probe the Eric Trump Foundation regarding possible violations of tax laws against self dealing this past summer, Property of the People pursued the issue further by filing a Freedom of […]

Property of the People exposes Donald Trump’s violation of Constitution’s Anti-Bribery Clause, calls on Department of Justice to Investigate

Property of the People exposes Donald Trump’s violation of Constitution’s Anti-Bribery Clause, calls on Department of Justice to Investigate

As reported in the Washington Post, new FOIA-obtained documents show the White House National Security Council (NSC) paid over $1,000 for an unidentified guest to stay two nights at Donald Trump’s luxury resort Mar-a-Lago. This payment, made with a U.S. government charge card, constitutes the first documented violation by President Trump of the Constitution’s Domestic Emoluments […]

Uncovered Letter from Senators Feinstein & Cardin Urges President Obama to Directly Respond to Russian Cyberattacks

Uncovered Letter from Senators Feinstein & Cardin Urges President Obama to Directly Respond to Russian Cyberattacks

Washington, DC —  Today, as a result of ongoing FOIA litigation, Operation 45 obtained, among other documents, a November 1, 2016 letter from Senators Dianne Feinstein and Benjamin Cardin wherein the Senators call on then President Barack Obama to take immediate action against Russia for intrusions into the 2016 election, which was at the moment of […]

Property of the People  Founder Ryan Shapiro In The Guardian

Property of the People Founder Ryan Shapiro In The Guardian

The saga of the FBI’s investigation of Trump’s call for Russian hacking in the US election is the top story in the May 11th online edition of The Guardian. As analyzed by Operation 45 founder Ryan Shapiro: “In light of Trump’s sudden termination of Director Comey, this fact should significantly reinforce the widespread perception that the […]

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