Entity: DOJ - Office of Legal Counsel

No Records Response from DOJ Regarding Legal Analyses of Treasury’s Terms on USPS Loans

September 18, 2020
The Department of Justice stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request forrecords reflecting analyses or agreements regarding Treasury’s loan to the Postal Service.

Investigations Update: Attorney General Barr’s Conduct, Airline Industry Influence, and Trump’s Suggestion to Postpone the Election

August 25, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into William Barr’s politicization of the Justice Department and industry’s influence over pandemic relief fund allocation.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Legal Analysis Regarding Election Postponement

August 20, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Justice seeking legal analysis regarding President Trump’s suggestion that the November 2020 presidential election be postponed.

Investigations Update: Militarization of Police, Covid-19 in Migrant Detention Centers, and Barr’s Political Interference

July 14, 2020
Here’s a look at the investigations our team has been pursuing through public records requests in the last week.

FOIA to OLC Seeking Records Related to the Potential Sale of the Trump International Hotel

July 9, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel seeking records reflecting legal analysis related to the potential sale of the Trump Organization’s lease interest in the Trump International Hotel.

News Roundup: The Subversion of Justice at the Justice Department

May 15, 2020
From investigations into the president’s perceived enemies to interference in the criminal cases of Trump allies like Flynn and Roger Stone, the ongoing politicization of the department is a dangerous threat to the rule of law.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Legal Analyses Regarding Treasury’s Terms on USPS Loans

May 12, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice seeking records reflecting analyses or agreements regarding Treasury’s loan to the Postal Service.

News Roundup: Corruption and Coronavirus

April 10, 2020
Trump is apparently counting on the public to be too distracted by the coronavirus to pay much attention to his continuing dictator-like purges of government officials and his brazen rejection of oversight. 

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Legal Analysis Regarding Federal Emergency or Public Health Powers

April 9, 2020
FOIA request to the Office of Legal Counsel for any legal analysis regarding any federal emergency or public health powers or authorities available to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

FOIA to OLC for Legal Analysis Regarding Federal Emergency or Public Health Powers

April 9, 2020
FOIA request to the Office of Legal Counsel for any legal analysis regarding any federal emergency or public health powers or authorities available to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.