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.

Dark Money and the Supreme Court

This past week, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing regarding the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. Aside from routine questions from members regarding Judge’s Barrett’s past judicial opinions and how she’d rule in future cases, some members chose to use the confirmation process to highlight the role of dark money in the Court. One member, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, discussed, at length, the role of dark money and its influences on the court,

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Senate Judiciary Nomination Hearings Scheduled

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary will hold its first hearing on Monday, October 12th for the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. Hearings are scheduled for 9:00 a.m. for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week.

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