FOIA Number: DOJ-21-1164

American Oversight Obtains Additional Records of Top DOJ Officials’ Communications on Jan. 6

July 20, 2022
“Call Secretary McCarthy… he has not released the DCNG to assist,” an official in the department’s national security division emailed senior leaders at 4:01 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2021. American Oversight has updated its detailed, minute-by-minute timeline of the government’s response to the attack on the Capitol with newly obtained records.

DOJ Records of Officials’ Communications and Records Concerning Jan. 6, 2021

July 15, 2022
Records from the U.S. Department of Justice in response to American Oversight's request for high-ranking officials’ communications from Jan. 6, 2021, concerning the attack on the U.S. Capitol. These records also include documents related to a conference call convened by Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller on Jan. 4, 2021, concerning public events planned for Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol and the National Mall.

American Oversight Sues Multiple Agencies for Jan. 6 Communications and Other Records

October 21, 2021
In three separate lawsuits, American Oversight is seeking records — including meeting notes, emails, and any orders for the protection of certain Trump allies who attended the preceding rally — that could shed light on how the government responded to the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOD, Army, DHS, DOI, and DOJ — Records Concerning the Jan. 6, 2021, Attack on the Capitol Building

October 21, 2021
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of the Army, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Interior, and the Justice Department seeking records related to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol building, including communications from Jan. 6, whistleblower complaints, and records from a Jan. 4 meeting convened by acting Defense Secretary Miller.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Officials’ Communications from Jan. 6, 2021

August 20, 2021
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Justice seeking high-ranking officials' communications from Jan. 6, 2021, related to the attack on the U.S. Capitol. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on the roles that senior officials played during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol building.