FOIA Number: DOJ-17-0035

William Barr’s Claims of Spying on the Trump Campaign Run Up Against Lack of Evidence

April 11, 2019
During a Wednesday Senate hearing, the attorney general said that he believed that spying on the Trump campaign by the FBI “did occur,” but provided no evidence for saying so.

No Records Response from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia Regarding Trump Tower Wiretapping

March 15, 2019
No records response from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia for documents corroborating President Trump's assertion that former President Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign.

DOJ Confirms Trump Lied in “Wiretap” Tweets

September 2, 2017
The Department of Justice confirmed in a court filing on Friday evening that neither the DOJ nor the FBI have any records supporting President Trump's tweeted assertion that Trump Tower was "wiretapped."

DOJ Motion for Summary Judgment – Wiretapping Lawsuit

September 1, 2017
Motion for summary judgment filed by the DOJ in American Oversight's FOIA lawsuit seeking records of wiretaps of Trump Tower. In the motion, DOJ confirms that no records exist to confirm President Trump's tweets alleging that he was "wiretapped" by former President Obama.

Court Order in American Oversight’s Wiretap Lawsuit

July 6, 2017
Order from Judge Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia instructing the government to produce a Vaughn index of any records relating to American Oversight's FOIA request regarding alleged wiretaps of Trump Tower.

DOJ Acknowledgement of FOIA Request

April 21, 2017
Department of Justice acknowledging American Oversight's FOIA seeking warrants, warrant applications, or court orders regarding interceptions of communications of individuals connected with the Trump campaign or Trump Tower.

American Oversight Sues DOJ for Release of Trump Tower Wiretap Records, Russia Investigation Documents

April 19, 2017
American Oversight today sued the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for the release of records related to any wiretaps of Trump Tower and for other documents related to the investigation of the Trump campaign’s connections with Russia.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ and FBI – Wiretapping

April 19, 2017
Complaint filed by American Oversight to force the government to comply with our FOIA request seeking records related to any wiretapping of Trump Tower.