Case Number: 18-166

Responses from DOJ Regarding Investigation Interference at the Office of the Attorney General

April 13, 2018
No records and exempt responses from DOJ to our request for records that reflect the ways in which the Office of the Attorney General is shaping criminal investigations.

Lawsuit Seeks Evidence of Political Influence in DOJ Investigations

January 26, 2018
Amid new reports into President Trump’s attempts to influence -- and shut down -- investigations at the Department of Justice (DOJ), American Oversight filed a lawsuit on Friday to find out if senior political appointees at DOJ have tried to inappropriately steer criminal and national security investigations.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ-Investigations

January 26, 2018
American Oversight sued DOJ in order to obtain records that reflect the ways in which the Office of the Attorney General is shaping criminal investigations, including the nature of the involvement of political appointees in the decisionmaking processes of particular open investigations.

DOJ Response to FOIA Request for National Security Division Communications

August 17, 2017
The Department of Justice's response to American Oversight's FOIA request for communications within the Justice Department’s National Security Division. The records we requested were exempt. American Oversight received a separate NRR on April 13, 2018.

FOIA Request to DOJ Communications National Security Division

July 19, 2017
Communications within the Justice Department’s National Security Division.

FOIA Request to DOJ Office of Attorney General Regarding Investigations

July 19, 2017
FOIA to DOJ seeking records that reflect the ways in which the Office of the Attorney General is shaping criminal investigations, including the nature of the involvement of political appointees in the decision making processes of particular open investigations.