Entity: Department of Justice

PI Motion: American Federation of Government Employees and AFGE Local 2578 v. OSC — Federal Employee Free Speech Rights

January 24, 2020
Motion for preliminary injunction filed by the American Federation of Government Employees and AFGE Local 2578 asking a federal court to immediately suspend controversial guidance issued by the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) in late 2018 that has effectively barred federal workers from expressing views about the impeachment of President Donald Trump while at work. AFGE is represented by the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP and American Oversight.

News Roundup: Evidence of Obstruction

January 24, 2020
We uncovered emails revealing new details about the Ukraine scandal, and the next day, they were on the Senate floor in the impeachment trial.
Representative Jason Crow holds up a heavily-redacted email from the Office of Management and Budget during the Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday

FOIA to DOJ for Records of Visits by Personal Attorneys and Other Specific Individuals

January 23, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for records reflecting visits, such as visitor logs or security staff emails, made by Rudy Giuliani, Victoria Toensing, Joseph DiGenova, Lev Parnas, and other specific individuals at two DOJ locations.

FOIA to DOJ Antitrust Division Seeking AAG Delrahim’s Resume and Ethics Documents

January 22, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division seeking resumes, ethics waivers or authorizations, and recusal determinations, as well as SF-50s, for Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim.

FOIA to DOJ Antitrust Division Seeking AAG Delrahim’s Calendars

January 22, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division seeking all calendars for Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim.

FOIA to DOJ Antitrust Division Seeking AAG Delrahim’s Text Messages

January 22, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division seeking all text messages sent or received by Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim regarding official agency business.

News Roundup: The Evidence Continues to Mount

January 17, 2020
No matter how much the administration stonewalls, new evidence in the Ukraine investigation continues to emerge. 

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Records Deemed Non-Responsive to Request for Communications Concerning Judicial Nominations

January 16, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking records that DOJ initially deemed were responsive to a FOIA for communications concerning judicial nominations, which were then deemed non-responsive and not produced.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Any List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees Preferred by Former Justice Kennedy

January 16, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking any list of potential Supreme Court nominees recommended or preferred by former Justice Anthony Kennedy.

News Roundup: Presidential War Powers and New Impeachment Documents

January 10, 2020
A lot has happened during the first week of 2020 — including the release of new Ukraine-related documents.