Entity: Department of Justice

Attorney General Barr’s DOJ Calendars and Phone Logs

October 13, 2021
Records from the Department of Justice's Office of Information Policy in response to American Oversight's request for Attorney General William Barr’s calendars and phone logs.

DOJ Text Message Communications for Former Attorney General Barr

October 13, 2021
Records from the Department of Justice in response to American Oversight’s request for former Attorney General William Barr’s text messages.

American Oversight v. DOJ — DOJ Records from Final Weeks of Trump Administration

October 8, 2021
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the U.S. Department of Justice to compel the release of records from the presidential transition period, including communications and calendar records of high-ranking officials.

In Emails, Jeff Sessions Praised ‘Zero-Tolerance’ Policy That Separated Migrant Families

October 6, 2021
American Oversight obtained emails sent in June 2018 in which then-Attorney General Sessions praised the policy’s results and discussed religious justifications for one of the Trump administration’s cruelest anti-immigration measures.

DOJ Records Concerning Specific Immigration-Related Court Cases

September 28, 2021
Records from the Department of Justice regarding specific immigration-related court cases in response to American Oversight's request for communications concerning family separation.

FOIA to FBI Seeking Records of Data on Threats to Elections Officials

September 13, 2021
FOIA request to the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking data on threats made against elections officials. American Oversight seeks these records in light of the U.S. Department of Justice's recent creation of a task force in response to threats made against elections officials across the country since the November 2020 presidential election.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding DEA Employee’s Participation in Jan. 6 Attack Capitol

September 8, 2021
FOIA to the Department of Justice seeking Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) email communications of former DEA employee Mark Ibrahim about the planning and aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Ibrahim was present at the riot and has been arrested and charged for his participation.

Amicus Brief: CREW v. DOJ – Attorney General Barr Memo

September 3, 2021
Amicus curiae brief filed by American Oversight representing members of the Senate in support of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington in its lawsuit against the Department of Justice seeking the release of the memo cited by then-Attorney General William Barr as his reasoning for not charging former President Donald Trump with obstruction of justice.

News Roundup: Transparency Is Coming, Even Amid ‘Audit’ Report Delays

August 27, 2021
As the Arizona Senate continues its efforts to delay transparency in its election "audit," its contractors have introduced yet more delays of their own.

Justice Department Releases Former AG Barr’s Text Messages Sought in American Oversight Lawsuit

August 25, 2021
The records include communications related to the Trump administration’s response to last summer’s racial justice protests.