Entity: Department of Homeland Security

Investigations Update: West Virginia Lawmaker’s Involvement in Capitol Attack and Trump’s Attempts to Overturn Georgia Election Results

January 19, 2021
See the latest in our investigations of the security at the U.S. Capitol, DOJ’s opioid settlement with Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family, and the “burrowing in” of Trump political appointees.

DHS Claims No Records of Communications with White House About Firing of CISA Director Chris Krebs

January 19, 2021
Krebs was fired in November after his office pushed back on the president’s false claims of a stolen election.

Records Highlight Difference in Trump Administration’s Response to Racial Justice Protests and Attack on Capitol

January 19, 2021
American Oversight obtained documents that shed light on the aggressive response to protests as well as the lack of coordination between federal and local officials regarding the politicized Operation Legend program.

FOIA Request Seeking United States Secret Service Apprehension Data by Race

January 15, 2021
FOIA records request to the United States Secret Service seeking records reflecting apprehension data by race, ethnicity, age, and location.

FOIA to ICE Seeking Records Regarding Chief Immigration Judge Tracy Short

January 14, 2021
FOIA records request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement regarding the appointment of Tracy Short as Chief Immigration Judge.

Investigations Update: The Attack on the Capitol, Georgia U.S. Attorney’s Resignation, and White House Meeting with State Attorneys General

January 13, 2021
Summary: See the latest in our investigations of the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, the resignation of U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak, and states’ responses to the pandemic.

FOIA to DHS for Communications and Directives About Events at Capitol During Congressional Certification of 2020 Election Results

January 11, 2021
FOIA records request to the Department of Homeland Security seeking communications and directives about the events at the U.S Capitol during the congressional certification of the 2020 election results on Jan. 6, 2021.

FOIA to FPS for Communications and Directives About Events at Capitol During Congressional Certification of 2020 Election Results

January 11, 2021
FOIA records request to the Federal Protective Service seeking communications and directives about the events at the U.S Capitol during the congressional certification of the 2020 election results on Jan. 6, 2021.

FOIA to USSS for Communications and Directives About Events at Capitol During Congressional Certification of 2020 Election Results

January 11, 2021
FOIA records request to the U.S. Secret Service seeking communications and directives about the events at the U.S Capitol during the congressional certification of the 2020 election results on Jan. 6, 2021.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Records of Call Logs from Jan. 6, 2021

January 11, 2021
FOIA records request to the Department of Homeland Security seeking call logs from Jan. 6, 2021. American Oversight seeks these records in light of news reports that President Donald Trump initially denied a deployment request to send the D.C. National Guard to respond to a riot at the Capitol Building.