FOIA Number: DOJ-17-0240

Lawsuit Seeks Evidence of Political Influence in DOJ Investigations

January 26, 2018
Amid new reports into President Trump’s attempts to influence -- and shut down -- investigations at the Department of Justice (DOJ), American Oversight filed a lawsuit on Friday to find out if senior political appointees at DOJ have tried to inappropriately steer criminal and national security investigations.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ-Investigations

January 26, 2018
American Oversight sued DOJ in order to obtain records that reflect the ways in which the Office of the Attorney General is shaping criminal investigations, including the nature of the involvement of political appointees in the decisionmaking processes of particular open investigations.

FOIA Request to DOJ Office of Attorney General Regarding Investigations

July 19, 2017
Records that reflect the ways in which the Office of the Attorney General is shaping criminal investigations, including the nature of the involvement of political appointees in the decisionmaking processes of particular open investigations.