Government Accountability Institute

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The Government Accountability Institute (GAI) is "a new conservative investigative research organization," according to the Washington Post in 2012.[1] The GAI states its mission as being "to investigate and expose crony capitalism, misuse of taxpayer monies, and other governmental corruption or malfeasance."[2]

The GAI has several ties to right-wing groups such as Citizens United,, the American Conservative Union, the Young America's Foundation, and the Hoover Institution, through its key staff and board members:


Executive Officers

  • Peter Schweizer, President (Research Fellow, Hoover Institution)
  • Rick White, Executive Vice President
  • Stuart Christmas, General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Investigation

Board of Directors

Core Financials


  • Total Revenue: $2,601,382
  • Total Expenses: $2,247,050
  • Net Assests: $271,248


  • Total Revenue: $2,590,394
  • Total Expenses: $2,853,295
  • Net Assests: $-83,082

Contact Details

Sandy Schulz, Senior Publicist
Government Accountability Institute


  1. Marc Thiessen, "Why is Obama skipping more than half of his daily intelligence meetings?, The Washington Post, September 10, 2012.
  2. Government Accountability Institute, g-a-i Mission, organizational website, accessed October 2012.
  3. "Fellows", Hoover Institution website, accessed October 2012
  4. "James Madison Institute: Research Advisory Council", organizational website, accessed October 2012
  5. "Andrew Breitbart, Conservative Blogger, Dies at 43",The New York Times; March 1, 2012
  6. 6.0 6.1 "g-a-i team", organizational website, accessed October 2012
  7. "Citizens United: Who We Are", organizational website, accessed October 2012,
  8. "American Conservative Union: Board of Directors", organization website, accessed October 2012
  9. "Ron Robinson, President", Young America's Foundation website, accessed October 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 Government Accountability Office [paper copy on file with CMD, 2016 990 Tax Return] organizational tax filling, Nov 11, 2017