Entity: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Complaint: American Oversight v. FBI – Clinton Email Investigation Leaks to Giuliani During 2016 Campaign

March 9, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for communications — including emails, text messages, and phone logs — between New York Field Office FBI officials and Rudy Giuliani, during the 2016 presidential election. In October 2016, then-director of the FBI James Comey reportedly launched an investigation into potential FBI leaks to Giuliani about an investigation into former Secretary of State and then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email use.

News Roundup: Launching Our Investigation of Trump’s Authoritarian Purges

February 28, 2020
Loyalty over truth and political advantage over public service and safety are hallmarks of authoritarianism.

Withheld Records Response from the FBI Regarding Domestic Terrorism

February 7, 2020
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) stated that the agency is withholding responsive to American Oversight's request for records sufficient to identify the data or evidence underlying officials’ assertions during and following congressional testimony regarding the number of domestic terrorism arrests and investigations associated with white supremacy.

FOIA to FBI Seeking Records of Rudy Giuliani’s Communications with New York Office FBI Agents in 2016

December 13, 2019
FOIA to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seeking records of Rudy Giuliani’s communications with New York Field Office FBI agents surrounding the 2016 presidential election. Inspector General Horowitz has indicated that such contacts occurred.

News Roundup: Trump, Giuliani, and Ukraine

September 20, 2019
“Unprecedented” is a word that has been used a lot in the past few years — including this week.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Withheld Records from FBI Regarding Supplemental Background Investigation of Brett Kavanaugh

September 19, 2019
Final Response From FBI Regarding Supplemental Background Investigation of Brett Kavanaugh Stating All Documents are Being Withheld.

FBI Withheld Records Response Regarding Communications with Senators Related to the Background Investigation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh

September 17, 2019
Response from the Federal Bureau of Investigation stating that the agency is withholding records responsive to American Oversight’s FOIA request for documents reflecting communications between the agency and Senators or Senate staff related to the supplemental background investigation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

FBI Withheld Records Response Regarding Communications with White House Office Staff Related to the Background Investigation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh

September 17, 2019
Response from the Federal Bureau of Investigation stating that the agency is withholding records responsive to American Oversight’s FOIA request for documents reflecting communications between the agency and White House Office staff related to the supplemental background investigation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. 

FBI Withheld Records Response Related to the Supplemental Investigation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh

September 17, 2019
Response from the Federal Bureau of Investigation stating that the agency is withholding records responsive to American Oversight’s FOIA request for documents reflecting guidance related to the supplemental background investigation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

FBI Withheld Records Response Regarding Orders Signed by President Trump for a Supplemental Background Investigation of Brett Kavanaugh

September 17, 2019
Response from the Federal Bureau of Investigation stating that the agency is withholding records responsive to American Oversight’s FOIA request for any orders signed by President Trump directing the agency to conduct a supplemental background investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.