Letters

OTG joins EPIC, openness groups in demanding release of President's tax returns

Wednesday, OTG joined the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and 16 other open government and accountability groups in a letter calling on the IRS and the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation to release the President's tax returns to the public. The letter argues that disclosure of the tax returns is necessary for the American public to determine the integrity of the 2016 election and understand the extent of the President's relationship with Russia.

OTG joins call for Engel commitment on Torture Report

Yesterday, OpenTheGovernment joined The Constitution Project and several other organizations in calling for the Trump administration's nominee to head the Office of Legal Counsel - Stephen Engel - to answer important questions regarding the CIA's rendition, detention, and interrogation program.

Groups demand transparency & accountability in U.S. airstrikes

Thursday, OpenTheGovernment joined a coalition of human rights and government accountability organizations in demanding greater transparency around U.S. airstrikes overseas. Following reports that the White House may be considering weakening policy standards for U.S. use of force overseas, the groups called on the administration to "prioritize transparency and accountability" by: