New poll: Almost 9 in 10 Americans want a public report on Mueller’s findings

Nearly nine in 10 Americans say Robert Mueller’s investigators should produce a full, public report on their findings, a sentiment that crosses party lines, according to a new CNN poll   Read Full

OTG Opposes Attempt by Trump’s Department of Interior to Obstruct Public Access to Information

Interior’s FOIA proposal would severely hinder access to information on incidents of corruption within the agency.      Read Full

Special Counsel Transparency Bill Seeks to Protect Findings of Mueller’s Investigation

Attorney General Nominee William Barr’s comments on the investigation raise concerns over preservation and access to information on the Mueller probe.    Read Full

Protecting the public’s right to know about the Special Counsel’s investigation

More than three quarters of Americans think the report on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into foreign influence in the 2016 presidential election should be released to the public.   Read Full

NPR/PBS NewsHour Marist Poll: Americans want Mueller Report made public

According to a NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll, more than three in four Americans (76%) think Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election   Read Full

Join our team

Open the Government Fellowship Program: Spring 2019 OTG is seeking a research fellow for the spring of 2019 (January – May) to contribute to the coalition’s work to make the   Read Full

Family Separation Crisis Highlights Urgent Need for Transparency in Immigration System

The Trump administration’s policy to separate families, followed by a rollback that would instead indefinitely detain parents and their children, has made clear that the immigration system lacks crucial transparency   Read Full

Freedom of Information Act

Openness advocates, journalists, litigators and grassroots organizations working on a range of policy issues are increasingly looking to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to shine light on government actions carried   Read Full

Enhancing Transparency in Immigration Enforcement and Detention Practices Congressional demands for greater openness and accountability

While much of the secrecy surrounding immigration enforcement today is rooted in programs implemented under the last administration, the growing obstruction and misinformation campaigns under this administration are part of   Read Full

Despite Skepticism, Voters Believe Government Accountability is Possible: A New Survey & Messaging Toolkit

A new Open the Government survey, conducted by the Winston Group and Lake Research Partners, makes clear that while advocates for accountability face many challenges, there are opportunities to move   Read Full