Entity: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Lawsuit Seeks Records from Investigation into Potential Trump Campaign-Finance Violations

September 4, 2019
American Oversight filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice and the FBI for records related to the investigation into Trump’s potential campaign-finance violations.
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ and FBI — Witness Interviews Regarding Trump’s Potential Campaign Finance Violations

September 4, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for records summarizing, memorializing, or recording witness interviews, including those of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, in connection with the closed investigation into President Trump’s potential campaign finance violations. DOJ has not provided any public information regarding its decision to close this investigation. American Oversight sought these records to shed light on this investigation and its findings.

News Roundup: Political Appointees, Lobbyists and Those In Between

August 23, 2019
This week, we sued the VA for failing to preserve emails that top VA officials sent from personal email accounts to three members of Mar-a-Lago.

FOIA to FBI Requesting Data about Domestic Terrorism

August 22, 2019
FOIA to FBI requesting records reflecting data about people killed or injured by domestic terrorism since 2009.

FOIA to FBI Requesting Evidence Underlying Congressional Testimony About Domestic Terrorism and White Supremacy

August 22, 2019
FOIA to FBI requesting 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.

Rejection from FBI Regarding Communications with the White House Counsel’s Office

August 20, 2019
The Federal Bureau of Investigation rejected our request for records of communications between political appointees and individuals in the White House Counsel's office.

News Roundup: Investigating the Administration’s Response to Domestic Terrorism

August 9, 2019
American Oversight has been investigating the administration’s response to domestic terrorism and acts of violence.

FOIA to FBI Seeking Communications with White House Officials Regarding Congressional Oversight

July 19, 2019
FOIA to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for communications with White House officials regarding congressional oversight of the executive branch.

Glomar Response from FBI Regarding Russia Hacking of Florida Government in 2016

July 8, 2019
The Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigations responded to American Oversight's request for records on Florida county governments hacked by Russia in 2016 with a "Glomar," meaning that the agency refuses to confirm or deny the existence of such records.

Celebrating Government Transparency This Fourth of July

July 4, 2019
As Trump attempts to turn what has traditionally been a nonpartisan celebration into a party for donors, we're celebrating the power that an informed public can have in a democracy.