Topic: Domestic Terrorism

Rejection from FBI Regarding Domestic Terrorism Data Since 2009

September 12, 2019
The Federal Bureau of Investigation rejected American Oversight’s request for data pertaining to domestic terrorism in the United States since 2009, stated that the request was not “reasonably described.”

FOIA to DHS Requesting Data about Domestic Terrorism

August 22, 2019
FOIA to DHS requesting records reflecting data about people killed or injured by domestic terrorism since 2009.

FOIA to FBI Requesting Data about Domestic Terrorism

August 22, 2019
FOIA to FBI requesting records reflecting data about people killed or injured by domestic terrorism since 2009.

FOIA to FBI Requesting Evidence Underlying Congressional Testimony About Domestic Terrorism and White Supremacy

August 22, 2019
FOIA to FBI requesting records sufficient to identify the data or evidence underlying officials’ assertions during and following congressional testimony regarding the number of domestic terrorism arrests and investigations associated with white supremacy.

News Roundup: Investigating the Administration’s Response to Domestic Terrorism

August 9, 2019
American Oversight has been investigating the administration’s response to domestic terrorism and acts of violence.

Combating Domestic Terrorism and Right-Wing Violent Extremism

August 8, 2019
Despite the documented rise in violent right-wing extremism, the Trump administration has taken steps to weaken the federal government’s response to the growing crisis. We’re investigating cuts to funding for a countering domestic terrorism program, the role of key offices within the Department of Homeland Security, and the installation of political appointees with anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim views.

New Lawsuit in Investigation of Trump Administration’s Cuts to Funding for Combating Domestic Terrorism

August 8, 2019
Today, American Oversight sued DHS for the calendars and emails of Trump appointee Katharine Gorka to learn whether her ties to anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim groups have influenced federal policy.

DHS Talking Points Regarding Pipe Bombs and Pittsburgh Mass Shooting in October 2018

August 5, 2019
Department of Homeland Security records in response to our FOIA seeking talking points about the pipe bombs and the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, both which took place in October 2018.

DHS Response to FOIA Request for Information Relating to Domestic Terrorism Threats

May 31, 2019
Department of Homeland Security documents received in response to American Oversight's FOIA request for records of the number of intelligence analysts working on domestic terrorism threats since the 2009 decision to dismantle the DHS Extremism and Radicalization Branch. The records provided by DHS include a report on Dakota Access Pipeline protesters as well as a confusing cover letter.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Records Related to the Office for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention

May 21, 2019
FOIA to DHS seeking records demonstrating the structure, staffing, and funding for the newly announced Office for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention.