Entity: DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Trump Administration’s Dangerous Escalation of Aggression Against Portland Protesters

July 17, 2020
The federal government’s aggressive response to the past month and a half of protests escalated to a frightening new level this week.
Black Lives Matter protest in Portland, Ore., on June 4, 2020 (Photo: Matthew Roth)

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

June 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.

Investigations Update: Family Separation, Unmarked Law Enforcement, and Trump’s Campaign Rallies

June 30, 2020
Here’s a look at the investigations our team has been pursuing through public records requests and Freedom of Information Act litigation in the last week.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies for Records Related to Unidentified Federal Police, Use of Force Guidelines, and Deployment Orders at Protests

June 25, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records reflecting directives and guidance given to federal police forces regarding self-identification and display of badges and uniforms, use of force guidelines, or deployment orders.

Glomar Response from the FBI Regarding Communications with Facial Recognition Software Company Clearview AI

June 18, 2020
The Federal Bureau of Investigation provided a “Glomar” response to American Oversight, refusing to confirm or deny the existence of records reflecting communications with representatives of the facial recognition software company Clearview AI, Inc.

Glomar Response from the FBI Regarding Records About Facial Recognition Software Company Clearview AI

June 18, 2020
The Federal Bureau of Investigation provided a “Glomar” response to American Oversight, refusing to confirm or deny the existence of records regarding the facial recognition software company Clearview AI, Inc.

News Roundup: Georgia’s Disastrous Election, the Administration’s Alarming Protest Response, and Barr’s Troubling Tenure

June 12, 2020
As stirring protests against police brutality gripped the nation’s attention and as the coronavirus continued its tragic spread through multiple states, Georgia held a chaotic primary election.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Interagency MOU Agreements Regarding Protest Surveillance

June 10, 2020
FOIA to multiple federal law enforcement agencies seeking interagency Memorandum of Understanding agreements on data sharing regarding protests.

FOIA to Multiple Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Regarding Tracking of Protesters

June 10, 2020
FOIA to multiple federal law enforcement agencies seeking databases or other documents used to track or surveil protesters and guidance or directives regarding the surveillance of protesters.

News Roundup: A Somber Week After Memorial Day

May 29, 2020
As states across the country enter various phases of “reopening,” sobering news about the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic continues to emerge.