Restoring trust in government by holding the powerful accountable.

Who We Are

Americans for Public Trust is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to restoring trust in government by holding politicians and political groups accountable for corrupt and unethical behavior. We use in-depth investigations and bold legal action to ensure that those who disregard the rule of law are held responsible. By raising awareness of this work, we help to rebuild public faith in our elected leaders.


Uncovering corrupt and unethical behavior begins with original research. Our in-depth, fearless investigations are the first step in shedding light on wrongdoing.

Legal Action

By taking bold legal action we ensure that those who disregard the rule of law are held responsible. We engage in the legal arena with high impact lawsuits and administrative complaints.


Raising awareness of our work and highlighting the powerful being held accountable for misconduct helps to rebuild public trust in our government.

APT Files FEC Complaint Against Courier Newsroom

Today, APT filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Courier Newsroom for failing to file as a political committee. Courier Newsroom holds itself out to be a “news outlet,” but in reality, its activities make it “more akin to a PAC than a newsroom.”

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