FOIA Number: DOJ-17-0241

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.

No Records Response from DOJ Regarding National Security Division Communications

August 17, 2017
The Department of Justice's response to American Oversight's FOIA request for communications within the Justice Department’s National Security Division. The records we requested were exempt. American Oversight received a separate no records response on April 13, 2018.

FOIA Request to DOJ Communications National Security Division

July 19, 2017
Communications within the Justice Department’s National Security Division.