Topic: National Security & Foreign Policy

Investigations Update: West Virginia Lawmaker’s Involvement in Capitol Attack and Trump’s Attempts to Overturn Georgia Election Results

January 19, 2021
See the latest in our investigations of the security at the U.S. Capitol, DOJ’s opioid settlement with Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family, and the “burrowing in” of Trump political appointees.

Records Highlight Difference in Trump Administration’s Response to Racial Justice Protests and Attack on Capitol

January 19, 2021
American Oversight obtained documents that shed light on the aggressive response to protests as well as the lack of coordination between federal and local officials regarding the politicized Operation Legend program.

Records Request to D.C. Mayor Seeking Communications Related to Jan. 6, 2021, Rally and Ensuing Riot

January 13, 2021
Public records request to the Office of the Mayor of Washington, D.C., seeking all communications sent by Mayor Muriel Bowser regarding the planning of, preparation for, and response to President TrumpÕs Jan. 6, 2021, rally and the ensuing assault of the Capitol.

Records Request to D.C. Mayor’s Office for Communications with Federal Agencies in Light of Jan. 6, 2021, Rally and Ensuing Riot

January 13, 2021
Public records request to the Office of the Mayor of Washington, D.C., seeking communications with federal agencies in light of election-related violence perpetrated on January 6, 2021.

Records Request to D.C. Mayor’s Office Seeking Assessments of Risks Posed by Extremists to Election Certification

January 13, 2021
Public records request to Office of the Mayor of Washington, D.C., seeking assessments of the risks posed by militia or extremist groups to the congressional certification of the 2020 election results on Jan. 6, 2021.

Records Request to D.C. MPD Seeking Communications Related to Jan. 6, 2021, Rally and Ensuing Riot

January 13, 2021
Public records request to the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., seeking all communications sent by Police Chief Robert J. Contee III regarding the planning of and response to President TrumpÕs Jan. 6, 2021, rally and the ensuing assault of the Capitol.

Records Request to D.C. MPD Seeking Communications with Federal Agencies Regarding Election-Related Violence

January 13, 2021
Public records request to the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., seeking communications with federal agencies, including the White House and the United States Capitol Police, in light of election-related violence perpetrated on Jan. 6, 2021.

Records Request to D.C. MPD Seeking Assessments of Risks Posed by Extremists to Election Certification

January 13, 2021
Public records request to the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., seeking assessments of the risks posed by militia or extremist groups to the congressional certification of the 2020 election results on Jan. 6, 2021.

American Oversight Obtains Attorney General Barr Calendars and Phone Logs from 2019 and 2020

December 16, 2020
Records obtained in response to an American Oversight FOIA suit show Barr frequently met with President Trump’s most vocal congressional allies, including while impeachment proceedings against Trump gained steam.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Directives and Communications Regarding Giuliani Intake Inquiry

December 16, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Justice seeking any directives or communications regarding the Pittsburgh U.S. Attorney's Office's process for receiving and evaluating information from Rudy Giuliani, including information concerning former Vice President Biden.