Entity: DOJ - Office of Information Policy

In the Records: A Trump Political Appointee’s Involvement in the Durham Investigation

June 21, 2023
Documents obtained by American Oversight shed light on former Trump DOJ official Seth DuCharme’s high-level involvement in Special Counsel John Durham’s politicized investigation of the FBI's Russia inquiry.

Before Former AG Barr Condemned Trump’s Stolen-Election Claims, He Sowed Distrust About the Risks of Widespread Voter Fraud

August 25, 2022
Before the 2020 election, Barr promoted baseless claims about the dangers of absentee voting. Records uncovered by American Oversight also highlight his efforts to codify an accelerated investigation timeline for federal fraud investigations.

No Records Response from DOJ OIP Regarding Documents Reflecting Crime Reduction Strategy of Operation Legend

August 19, 2022
The Department of Justice's Office of Information Policy stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for directives and guidance regarding any strategy by which DOJ’s Operation Legend would reduce violent crime.

News Roundup: The Jan. 6 Committee and Mark Meadows, and the Latest in the Wisconsin Election Investigation

December 10, 2021
The Wisconsin election investigation continues to show its partisan and anti-democratic colors, while former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows takes an accountability-dodging page out of his old boss’s playbook. Here’s the latest news on threats to U.S. democracy — and how American Oversight is fighting to expose them.

DOJ Text Message Communications for Former Attorney General Barr

December 3, 2021
Records from the Department of Justice in response to American Oversight’s request for former Attorney General William Barr’s text messages.

Attorney General Barr’s DOJ Calendars and Phone Logs

October 13, 2021
Records from the Department of Justice's Office of Information Policy in response to American Oversight's request for Attorney General William Barr’s calendars and phone logs.

News Roundup: The Resurgent Pandemic and Partisan Election Reviews

July 29, 2021
The Delta variant's spread across the U.S. has created a pandemic of the unvaccinated and, like many aspects of the past year and a half, one that each state is experiencing differently.

News Roundup: Sham Audit, Sham Findings

July 22, 2021
Officials involved in the Arizona Senate's partisan election "audit" have said they still need more information before they can complete it. They also introduced new baseless allegations.

DOJ Records and Communications Concerning Federal Protest Response Led by Attorney General Barr and Other Senior Officials

July 8, 2021
Department of Justice records in response to American Oversight’s records requests for orders and directives of Attorney General Barr issued in the course of leading the federal response to protests following the death of George Floyd, as well as for directives given to federal police forces regarding the use of force, deployment orders, self-identification guidelines, or guidance about the display of badges and any related final assessments. These records include senior officials’ email communications concerning the federal response to nationwide protests in May 2020. They also include materials related to invoking the insurrection act.

DOJ Communications Concerning Former Attorney General Barr’s Inaccurate Comments on Voter Fraud

May 10, 2021
Response from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding American Oversight's request for a summary memo of a purported voter fraud case, which the DOJ had stated led former Attorney General William Barr to make inaccurate comments in a media interview concerning voter fraud. In their response to the request, the DOJ stated that no such summary memo was found, but did locate communications concerning media inquiries into the memo.