FOIA Number: DHS-21-1571

DHS and Cybersecurity Agency Cannot Search for Text Messages with Election Deniers Because of Prior Practice of Wiping Government Phones

February 21, 2023
The Department of Homeland Security and its Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency told American Oversight that they cannot search for requested records because of the agency’s prior practice of deleting data from departing employees’ mobile devices.

Emails Show Trump Ally Pushing Federal Officials to Audit Voting Machines in the Weeks After the 2020 Election

April 12, 2022
The records obtained by American Oversight show that Trump allies’ attempts to get the federal government to help them reverse election results went even broader than previously known,” reported Politico.

DHS and CISA Officials’ Communications with ‘Big Lie’ Proponents in Weeks Following 2020 Election

April 12, 2022
Records released in response to American Oversight’s lawsuit for communications of top officials with right-wing entities, Trump campaign associates and allies, and proponents of the stolen-election lie in the weeks after the 2020 presidential election.

American Oversight Sues DOJ and DHS for Trump Officials’ Communications with Fox News Hosts and ‘Big Lie’ Proponents

December 15, 2021
The lawsuit is the seventh American Oversight has filed seeking public information related to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and calls for the release of officials’ communications with vocal Trump allies in the weeks after the 2020 election.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS and DOJ — Communications with Proponents of the ‘Big Lie’ in Weeks Following 2020 Election

December 15, 2021
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department seeking officials’ communications with Fox News hosts, Trump Campaign associates and allies, and proponents of the stolen-election lie from the weeks following the 2020 presidential election, as Trump allies sought to overturn the election’s results.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Communications Between Agency Officials and Lawmakers Concerning the Big Lie

November 1, 2021
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security seeking records of communications between agency officials and specific state and federal lawmakers. American Oversight seeks these records in light of reports indicating extensive efforts by the Trump administration to overturn the results of the November 2020 presidential election.