The Truth About Ukrainian Biolabs

When the invasion of Ukraine began, Russian leaders accused the U.S. of weaponizing deadly pathogens in Ukrainian biolabs near Russia’s borders. While the U.S. initially denied the claim, Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland admitted in a congressional hearing that biolabs do exist in Ukraine and that the U.S. has partnered with the country on

Commerce Department

Department of Cronyism: Inside Deals, Conflicts of Interest, and Chinese Connections

The latest investigative report from the Government Accountability Institute is a deep dive into the Commerce Department — it is a confluence of streams of money that fill a swamp of corruption and cronyism for insiders. The US Department of Commerce seldom grabs headlines or is the subject of stern congressionalrebukes. It does not find

Hat Trick: Peter Schweizer’s ‘Red-Handed’ Officially #1 on NYT Bestseller List

Just one week after its release, Peter Schweizer’s Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win is sitting at the top of the New York Times bestseller list —a hat trick for Schweizer, whose previous titles ‘Profiles in Corruption’ and ‘Secret Empires’ also achieved #1 status. Schweizer says this investigation was the “scariest” of his long,

Green Fog

Green Fog: The Coming Climate Change Bond Crisis

The Government Accountability Institute undertook a yearlong study of 40 major cities to find out if mayors’ apocalyptic projections about climate risks are factored into the interest rates on the municipal bonds their cities issue. We published this report as “Green Fog: The Coming Climate Change Bond Crisis — the Narrative vs. The Numbers.” The

EBT Fraud

Exclusive: New GAI Report on EBT Program’s Link To Terrorism and Fraud

Throughout the Great Recession, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program enrollment skyrocketed— and for good reason. Millions of Americans were unemployed, state and local governments were cutting public services, and vulnerable citizens needed help meeting basic needs, such as the ability to adequately feed their families. SNAP, also known as “food stamps,” provided relief. GAI investigated the

Wilbur Ross

GAI Exclusive Report: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Conflicts of Interest

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was allowed by ethics officials to maintain investments and other ties to a group of shipping firms. Many of the these firms’ clients specialize in industries greatly impacted by the Commerce Department’s policies, particularly the implementation of tariffs still to be negotiated largely by Ross and the Commerce Department. The Government

America the Vulnerable

America The Vulnerable: The Problem of Duplicate Voting

GAI obtained voter roll data from 21 states, amounting to 17 percent of all possible state-to-state combinations. Despite significant data acquisition obstacles and an extremely conservative matching approach that sought only to identify two votes cast in the same legal name, GAI found 8,471 highly likely duplicate votes. We published our findings as a report

America the Vulnerable: Are Foreign and Fraudulent Online Contributions Influencing U.S. Elections? Taking Another Look.

The Government Accountability Institute published a new report entitled “America the Vulnerable: Are Foreign and Fraudulent Online Contributions Influencing U.S. Elections? Taking Another Look.” GAI’s report finds that while 91% of Republicans with active donate pages require the Card Verification Value (CVV) on their websites, fewer than 10% of Congressional Democrats require the additional layer