Entity: Department of Justice

DOJ Records and Communications from White House Meetings During Transition Period

January 26, 2023
Records from the Justice Department in response to American Oversight's request for notes from White House meetings that took place during the presidential transition period.

DOJ Records from Final Weeks of Trump Administration

December 14, 2022
Justice Department records released in response to American Oversight request DOJ-21-0885.

FOIA to DOJ for Communications Containing Key Terms Regarding Ginni Thomas

October 12, 2022
FOIA request to the Department of Justice seeking officials' email and text communications containing key terms regarding Ginni Thomas.

FOIA to DOJ Solicitor General for Communications Containing Key Terms Regarding Ginni Thomas

October 12, 2022
FOIA request to the Department of Justice Solicitor General seeking officials' email and text communications containing key terms regarding Ginni Thomas.

EOIR Records Released in Response to American Oversight Request DOJ-EOIR-22-0370

September 30, 2022
Records from the Justice Department's Executive Office of Immigration Review released in response to FOIA request DOJ-EOIR-22-0370.

Before Former AG Barr Condemned Trump’s Stolen-Election Claims, He Sowed Distrust About the Risks of Widespread Voter Fraud

August 25, 2022
Before the 2020 election, Barr promoted baseless claims about the dangers of absentee voting. Records uncovered by American Oversight also highlight his efforts to codify an accelerated investigation timeline for federal fraud investigations.

No Records Response from DOJ OIP Regarding Documents Reflecting Crime Reduction Strategy of Operation Legend

August 19, 2022
The Department of Justice's Office of Information Policy stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for directives and guidance regarding any strategy by which DOJ’s Operation Legend would reduce violent crime.

DOJ Records of Emails Between Stephen Miller and Gene Hamilton, Jeff Sessions

August 4, 2022
Records released by the U.S. Department of Justice in response to a FOIA lawsuit brought by American Oversight. The records contain emails between White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller and senior DOJ official Gene Hamilton, as well as between Miller and the office of then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Letter to Attorney General Garland Regarding the DOD’s Failure to Preserve Communications from Jan. 6th

August 2, 2022
American Oversight letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting an investigation of the Department of Defense's failure to preserve test messages and other communications from Jan. 6, 2021, the day of the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

American Oversight Obtains Additional Records of Top DOJ Officials’ Communications on Jan. 6

July 20, 2022
“Call Secretary McCarthy… he has not released the DCNG to assist,” an official in the department’s national security division emailed senior leaders at 4:01 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2021. American Oversight has updated its detailed, minute-by-minute timeline of the government’s response to the attack on the Capitol with newly obtained records.