Entity: DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation

Investigations Update: The Attack on the Capitol, Georgia U.S. Attorney’s Resignation, and White House Meeting with State Attorneys General

January 13, 2021
Summary: See the latest in our investigations of the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, the resignation of U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak, and states’ responses to the pandemic.

FOIA to FBI for Communications and Directives About Events at Capitol During Congressional Certification of 2020 Election Results

January 11, 2021
FOIA records request to the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking communications and directives about the events at the U.S Capitol during the congressional certification of the 2020 election results on Jan. 6, 2021.

FOIA to FBI Seeking Records of Call Logs from Jan. 6, 2021

January 11, 2021
FOIA records request to the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking call logs from Jan. 6, 2021. American Oversight seeks these records in light of news reports that President Donald Trump initially denied a deployment request to send the D.C. National Guard to respond to a riot at the Capitol Building.

FBI Communications with the White House Regarding the Agency’s Headquarters Consolidation Project

October 30, 2020
Records from the Federal Bureau of Investigation of communications with White House officials regarding the FBI headquarters consolidation project. American Oversight sought these records to shed light on whether the president's personal financial interests influenced the future FBI headquarters, which has national security considerations.

Glomar Response from FBI Concerning Communications Between OSC and the White House’s Council Office

October 14, 2020
The Federal Bureau of Investigations provided a “Glomar” response to American Oversight, refusing to confirm or deny the existence of communications concerning non-disclosure agreement(s) for White House staffers, or the potential creation or enforcement of any such agreements, between OSC and the White House Counsel’s office, including, but not limited to, Deputy White House Counsel Stefan Passantino.

Reply Brief: American Oversight v. DOJ and FBI – Witness Interview Records

September 3, 2020
Reply brief filed by American Oversight in the watchdog group's lawsuit seeking the release of witness interview records, including those of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, in connection with the closed investigation into President Trump’s potential campaign finance violations.

Investigations Update: Operation Legend, Crossfire Hurricane, and the Rush for a Coronavirus Vaccine

September 1, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the Trump administration’s politicized Operation Legend, the rush for school reopenings and a Covid-19 vaccine, and partisan FBI responses to congressional requests.

FOIA to FBI Seeking Directives Regarding Congressional Probes of Crossfire Hurricane

August 31, 2020
FOIA request to the FBI seeking directives or instructions regarding agency responses to congressional probes of Crossfire Hurricane in light of reports that documents were distributed on a partisan basis.

FOIA to FBI Seeking Communications in Light of Congressional Probes of Crossfire Hurricane

August 31, 2020
FOIA request to FBI seeking communications with congressional staff responsible for congressional probes of Crossfire Hurricane.

Rejection from FBI Regarding Reimbursements Made to Officers Deployed to Portland

August 21, 2020
The Federal Bureau of Investigations rejected American Oversight's request for records identifying reimbursements made to officers deployed to the greater Portland, Oregon area from June 1, 2020 to August 12, 2020.