FOIA Number: DOJ-21-0145

‘Justice Is Our Client’: DOJ Texts Reveal Officials’ Response to Trump’s Election-Overturning Schemes

December 20, 2021
“If the [acting attorney general] gets fired for not publicly espousing a falsehood, I walk,” texted top DOJ official Claire Murray on Jan. 3, 2021.

Withheld Records from DOJ Regarding Memo with Talking Point About Election Challenges

December 16, 2021
The U.S. Justice Department withheld records responsive to American Oversight's request for a talking points memorandum regarding former President Donald Trump’s request that the agency file a case in the Supreme Court challenging the election outcome.

American Oversight Sues Justice Department for Records of Efforts to Overturn Election

April 20, 2021
The lawsuit seeks details about the attempt to install a Trump loyalist as acting attorney general during the final days of the Trump administration.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ – Top Officials’ Communications Regarding Efforts to Use DOJ to Overturn 2020 Election

April 20, 2021
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Justice seeking the release of communication records of high-ranking agency officials, including former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and his staff, pertaining to former President Donald Trump’s reported pressure on the DOJ to support in his allies’ attempts overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

Investigations Update: The Efforts by Trump — and Top Officials — to Overturn the Election

February 2, 2021
See the latest in our investigations into Trump’s efforts to overturn the presidential election and multiple state lawmakers’ ties to the Capitol attack.
Left to right: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, former President Donald Trump, and Maryland Delegate Daniel Cox.

FOIA Request to DOJ Seeking Memo with Talking Points Regarding Election Challenges

January 27, 2021
FOIA request to the Department of Justice seeking a talking points memorandum regarding Trump's request that DOJ file a case in the Supreme Court challenging the election outcome.