Entity: Department of Justice

FOIA to DOJ Regarding White House Responses to Pipe Bombs

December 14, 2018
FOIA to DOJ seeking all final talking points prepared by DOJ or the FBI, or sent to DOJ or the FBI from the White House, concerning the pipe bombs mailed to prominent individuals, including Democratic officials and former officials, in October 2018, as well as the October 27, 2018 mass shooting attack at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Assistant Attorney General with Ties to Russian Bank Recused from Mueller Investigation

December 6, 2018
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s position at the Department of Justice continues to draw scrutiny from both Congress and watchdog groups, as does that of Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski, who previously represented the Russian entity Alfa Bank and has been screened off from the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference.

DOJ and OGE Records Regarding Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski’s Ethics Determinations

December 6, 2018
New documents obtained by American Oversight reveal that Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski, who previously represented a bank owned by oligarchs connected to the Russian government, has been recused from the special counsel investigation.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Records Regarding Acting AG Whitaker’s Appointment

December 5, 2018
FOIA to DOJ seeking any order or directive appointing Matthew Whitaker to the position of Acting Attorney General.

American Oversight Sues Administration for Records of Family-Separation Policy

December 5, 2018
On Tuesday, American Oversight filed multiple lawsuits regarding the development and implementation of the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding Failure to Warn Jamal Khashoggi

December 5, 2018
FOIA to DOJ seeking records related to the duty to warn Khashoggi under Directive 191 and any determination to waive the duty to warn requirement.

DOJ Records Regarding the Hiring Process for Immigration Judges

December 4, 2018
The Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) records related to guidance about the hiring of immigration judges.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Entities – Family Separation Policy Costs

December 4, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against DOJ, EOIR, U.S. Marshals Service, HHS, ACF, CBP, USCIS, and OMB seeking records related to costs associated with the Trump administration's family separation policy.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ – Family Separation Policy Communications

December 4, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against DOJ seeking records related to the Trump administration's family separation policy and communications with anti-immigrant groups.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Entities – Sessions Memo Communications

December 4, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit DOJ, DHS, CBP, ICE, and USCIS seeking communications containing specific search terms related to the administration's family separation policy and guidance on the zero-tolerance policy.