Entity: Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBI Records Call Into Question Sessions’ Claims About Security Clearance Instructions

December 7, 2017
Email released by the FBI in response to a FOIA lawsuit brought by People for the American Way seeking any advice that the FBI may have given to Attorney General Sessions regarding how to complete his SF-86 security clearance application. In the email, the FBI agent who assisted with Sessions’ clearance states that they do not recall advising Sessions to omit his Russian contacts from the form.

Exempt Response From FBI Regading Gun Violence

November 28, 2017
American Oversight received a (b)(7)(a) (law enforcement) response from DOJ-FBI to our FOIA for comms with California, Nevada, and Texas regarding the recent mass shootings and potential firearm regulation changes.

FOIA to DOJ/FBI Regarding Cuba

November 14, 2017
FOIA to DOJ regarding Cuba Sonic Attack.

Status Conference in PFAW v. DOJ

October 27, 2017
The court ordered a status conference on November 16, 2017 in the lawsuit brought by American Oversight on behalf of People For the American Way seeking records of any FBI instructions to Attorney General Sessions regarding the completion of his SF-86 clearance application. 

New Lawsuit: Did the FBI Really Advise Sessions to Omit Russian Contacts?

September 12, 2017
On behalf of People For the American Way, American Oversight sued DOJ and FBI over Sessions’ failure to disclose Russian contacts on his security clearance application.

DOJ Confirms Trump Lied in “Wiretap” Tweets

September 2, 2017
The Department of Justice confirmed in a court filing on Friday evening that neither the DOJ nor the FBI have any records supporting President Trump's tweeted assertion that Trump Tower was "wiretapped."

DOJ Motion for Summary Judgment – Wiretapping Lawsuit

September 1, 2017
Motion for summary judgment filed by the DOJ in American Oversight's FOIA lawsuit seeking records of wiretaps of Trump Tower. In the motion, DOJ confirms that no records exist to confirm President Trump's tweets alleging that he was "wiretapped" by former President Obama.

American Oversight Calls for Investigation into Scaramucci Contact with FBI and DOJ

July 28, 2017
American Oversight today submitted a letter to Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael Horowitz calling on him to investigate inappropriate contact between White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci and components of the DOJ including the FBI.