Entity: Department of Justice

Glomar Response From the FBI Regarding Cuba Sonic Attacks

May 22, 2018
The FBI provided a "Glomar" response, refusing to confirm or deny the existence of records related to the alleged sonic attacks that took place against personnel in the US Embassy in Cuba in 2017.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding Trump’s Tweet Demanding DOJ Investigation

May 21, 2018
FOIA to DOJ seeking communications regarding Trump's tweet on May 20, 2018 demanding that DOJ investigate whether or not FBI/DOJ surveilled the Trump campaign.

No Records Response From FBI Regarding the Strzok/Page Texts Given to Congress

May 21, 2018
No records response from FBI to our request for records related to releasing Strzok/Page texts to Congress.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications to Determine Cohen’s Influence

May 11, 2018
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking to shed light on whether or not Michael Cohen or any of his associates have influenced federal activities, including whether they have received special treatment for their high-paying clients. American Oversight is seeking communications between any appointee and the following: Michael Cohen, Essential Consultants, Corey Lewandowski, Jason Osborne, Mike Rubino, Barry Bennett, Turnberry Solutions LLC, and Avenue Strategies.

FBI Notice About Comey Memos

May 4, 2018
Letter from FBI saying that previously requested documents are now publicly available. Our FOIA asked for records regarding a memo reported about in the New York Times which contained conversations between President Trump and then-FBI director Comey and any other records memorializing conversations between Comey and Trump.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding School Discipline Guidance and Secretary DeVos’ Safety Commission

May 2, 2018
FOIA to DOJ seeking communications regarding the establishment or activities of the School Safety Commission, the Obama administration’s guidance on school discipline, GAO report “K-12 Education: Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities," or racial disparities in school discipline policies between Jeff Sessions and others in the Attorney General's office.

OSC Finds FCC Commissioner O’Rielly Violated Hatch Act

May 1, 2018
In response to American Oversight’s complaint, the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) found Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Michael O’Rielly violated the Hatch Act during an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). O’Rielly advocated for Donald Trump’s re-election while speaking at CPAC in his official capacity.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding Nondisclosure Agreements and Restrictions on Appointees

May 1, 2018
FOIA to DOJ seeking communications concerning actual or potential limitations on the ability of current or former federal employees to communicate with Congress between the White House and appointees.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Restrictions on Communications with Congress and other Nondisclosure Agreements

May 1, 2018
FOIA to DOJ seeking forms, policies, instructions, or agreements provided to DHS employees or otherwise implemented since January 20, 2017 that reference communications with Congress, including those with either non-disclosure or non-disparagement provisions, and including all modifications, rescissions, or other changes. This FOIA is also seeking other records related to restriction of communications.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding Jeff Sessions’ Participation in Michael Cohen Investigation

April 25, 2018
FOIA to DOJ seeking all records containing any analysis of government or legal-ethics issues or evaluating any recusal obligations (including a conclusion that recusal was not necessary) related to Attorney General Sessions' participation in the investigation into President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. The FOIA is also seeking any legal analysis that may have been conducted around this issue.