Topic: Domestic Terrorism

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 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.

FOIA to DHS Regarding GAO Report on Countering Violent Extremism

January 24, 2019
FOIA to DHS regarding actions taken in response to GAO report on Countering Violent Extremism.

FOIA to DHS Regarding Scope of CVE Programs

January 24, 2019
FOIA to DHS seeking records and communications regarding actions taken to limit, expand, or redirect the scope of Countering Violent Extremism programs.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding Scope of CVE Programs

January 24, 2019
FOIA to DOJ seeking records and communications regarding actions taken to limit, expand, or redirect the scope of the Countering Violent Extremism programs.

FOIA to DOJ/FBI Regarding “Black Identity Extremist” Designations

January 24, 2019
FOIA to DOJ/FBI seeking records reflecting organizations designated as "Black Identity Extremists."

FOIA to DOJ & FBI Regarding “Black Identity Extremists” Intelligence Assessment

January 24, 2019
FOIA to DOJ & FBI regarding public release of an August 2017 FBI Intelligence Assessment titled "Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law Enforcement Officers."