Entity: Department of Justice

News Roundup: Trump, Giuliani, and Ukraine

September 20, 2019
“Unprecedented” is a word that has been used a lot in the past few years — including this week.
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Trump’s Obstruction of Congressional Oversight Has Been Unprecedented — Now We’re Suing the Administration for Stonewalling Our Investigation

September 19, 2019
To shed light on the executive branch's stonewalling, American Oversight today filed two lawsuits for records of communications between the White House and five Trump administration agencies.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ – White House Communications Regarding Congressional Oversight

September 19, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Justice for communications from White House officials regarding congressional oversight of the executive branch. American Oversight seeks these records as they may detail efforts by the White House to obstruct congressional investigations.

FOIA to FBI Seeking Interview Summaries from Supplemental Background Investigation of Brett Kavanaugh

September 17, 2019
FOIA to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seeking FBI form 302 interview summaries from the supplemental background investigation conducted after allegations of sexual misconduct against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were reported.

Rejection from FBI Regarding Domestic Terrorism Data Since 2009

September 12, 2019
The Federal Bureau of Investigation rejected American Oversight’s request for data pertaining to domestic terrorism in the United States since 2009, stated that the request was not “reasonably described.”

No Records Response from DOJ Regarding Former Acting Attorney General Whitaker’s Communications Regarding Special Counsel Mueller

September 11, 2019
The Department of Justice Office of Information Policy stated that it had no records of communications between Matthew Whitaker and the White House pertaining to Robert Mueller or the Special Counsel, dating since October 4, 2017.

News Roundup: Trump’s Enthusiastic Support for New Drug Raises Questions

September 6, 2019
Investigating the administration's approval of Spravato, Trump's potential campaign-finance violations, and the promotion of Trump properties.
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DOJ Withheld Records Response Regarding the Use of Eminent Domain for a Border Wall

September 5, 2019
Response from the Department of Justice stating that the department is withholding records responsive to American Oversight's FOIA request for documents regarding the use of eminent domain for the border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, including communications, analysis, or legal advice.

No Records Response from DOJ Regarding the Use of Eminent Domain for a Border Wall

September 5, 2019
The Department of Justice stated that it had no records of communications, analysis, or legal advice regarding eminent domain actions related to the wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Lawsuit Seeks Records from Investigation into Potential Trump Campaign-Finance Violations

September 4, 2019
American Oversight filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice and the FBI for records related to the investigation into Trump’s potential campaign-finance violations.
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen