Entity: Office of Information Policy

Investigations Update: Trump Administration’s Occupation of Portland, CDC Hospital Data, and the Republican Convention

July 21, 2020
Our latest investigations into allegations of misconduct at the State Department, the federal occupation of U.S. cities, and the ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf gives an interview on July 16 in Las Vegas

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)

FOIA to Multiple Agencies for White House Communications Regarding Portland, Ore., Protests

July 17, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice for communications with White House officials about the federal response to protests of police violence in Portland, Oregon.

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

July 17, 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.

Newly Unearthed Documents Show Multiple Meetings Between Giuliani and Barr — and Gowdy — in 2019

July 16, 2020
In the two months between Trump’s infamous “do me a favor” call and the announcement of the impeachment investigation, Barr met with both Giuliani and Gowdy.
(Photo of Giuliani by Gage Skidmore)

No Records Response from OIP Concerning MOU Agreements About Protest Surveillance

July 14, 2020
The Department of Justice's Office of Information Policy stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for interagency Memorandum of Understanding agreements on data-sharing about protests.

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 Assessments on Coronavirus Risk Posed by Use of Tear Gas and Mass Arrests

June 11, 2020
FOIA to multiple federal law enforcement agencies seeking assessments or reports on the risk of coronavirus posed by the use of tear gas or other chemical irritants, crowd control techniques, and mass arrests and detention.

American Oversight Sues Justice Department for Attorney General Barr Records

June 11, 2020
For nearly a year and a half, the attorney general has abetted Trump’s attempts to politicize the Justice Department. We're suing to shed light on his tenure in office.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ – Barr’s Texts, Calendars, and Visitor Logs

June 11, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Justice for Attorney General William Barr’s calendars, visitor logs, and text message communications.