Case Number: 17-727

White House Communications and the Trump Campaign

August 11, 2017
American Oversight submitted an FIOA request (DOJ-17-0006) regarding communications between White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and the FBI regarding the investigation of the Trump campaign’s Russian contacts.

American Oversight Obtains Attorney General Sessions SF-86 Signature Page

August 1, 2017
American Oversight has obtained and released the page of Attorney General Sessions's security clearance application on which he signed his name below a certification that a "knowing and willful false statement on this form can be punished by fine or imprisonment or both."

Attorney General Sessions’s SF-86 Signature Page

August 1, 2017
Obtained and released through FOIA by American Oversight. Signature page of Attorney General Jeff Sessions's security clearance (SF-86) application. Sessions signed the form - on which he failed to disclose his contacts with Russian officials - certifying that he understood that "a knowing and willful false statement on this form can be punished by a fine or imprisonment or both."

DOJ Releases Redacted Page of Sessions’s SF-86 to American Oversight

July 13, 2017
On Thursday morning, DOJ released a single, heavily-redacted page of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s SF-86 security clearance application form to American Oversight following a lawsuit from the watchdog group.

Redacted Page of Attorney General Sessions’s SF-86

July 13, 2017
On July 13, 2017, the FBI released a redacted page of Attorney General Jeff Sessions's SF-86 security clearance application form following a lawsuit from American Oversight. The form indicates that Sessions checked "no" in response to question 20B regarding foreign government contacts.

Notice of Production – Sessions SF-86 Lawsuit

July 12, 2017
Notice filed by American Oversight regarding a production made by the government in our lawsuit seeking Attorney General Sessions's SF-86.

After American Oversight Lawsuit, DOJ Confirms that Sessions Lied about Russian Contacts

May 24, 2017
Hours after a federal judge ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to appear in court to defend against American Oversight’s lawsuit seeking the release of Attorney General Sessions’s security clearance application form, the DOJ confirmed that Sessions had lied to federal investigators about his contacts with Russian officials.

American Oversight Sues DOJ for Release of Trump Tower Wiretap Records, Russia Investigation Documents

April 19, 2017
American Oversight today sued the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for the release of records related to any wiretaps of Trump Tower and for other documents related to the investigation of the Trump campaign’s connections with Russia.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ and FBI – Sessions and Priebus

April 19, 2017
Complaint filed by American Oversight to force the government to comply with our FOIA requests for 1) records of former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus's interference at the FBI, and 2) the page of Attorney General Jeff Sessions's SF-86 on which he would have disclosed any Russian contacts.