Entity: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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.

American Oversight Calls for Resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

July 21, 2017
"Attorney General Sessions knowingly lied to the FBI about his Russian contacts, and he can no longer serve as our nation’s top law enforcement officer."

DOJ Releases Redacted Page of Sessions’s SF-86 to American Oversight

July 13, 2017
On Thursday morning, DOJ released a single, heavily-redacted page of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s SF-86 security clearance application form to American Oversight following a lawsuit from the watchdog group.

After American Oversight Lawsuit, DOJ Confirms that Sessions Lied about Russian Contacts

May 24, 2017
Hours after a federal judge ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to appear in court to defend against American Oversight’s lawsuit seeking the release of Attorney General Sessions’s security clearance application form, the DOJ confirmed that Sessions had lied to federal investigators about his contacts with Russian officials.