Topic: National Security

Withheld Records from DOJ Regarding Jeff Sessions’ Security Clearance

September 11, 2017
American Oversight requested records from DOJ related to the processing of our FOIA request related to Attorney General Sessions' security clearance application. DOJ replied and stated that 216 pages of records exist and are being withheld in full.

Russian Interference & Trump Administration Actions

September 2, 2017
We know that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election to support the Trump campaign, and we know that law enforcement and security agencies of the U.S. government have opened investigations into that interference. A special counsel has been appointed to investigate, but it is time for the administration to start telling the truth.

DOJ Confirms Trump Lied in “Wiretap” Tweets

September 2, 2017
The Department of Justice confirmed in a court filing on Friday evening that neither the DOJ nor the FBI have any records supporting President Trump's tweeted assertion that Trump Tower was "wiretapped."

DOJ Motion for Summary Judgment – Wiretapping Lawsuit

September 1, 2017
Motion for summary judgment filed by the DOJ in American Oversight's FOIA lawsuit seeking records of wiretaps of Trump Tower. In the motion, DOJ confirms that no records exist to confirm President Trump's tweets alleging that he was "wiretapped" by former President Obama.

DHS Response to FOIA Request About Wall Contracting

August 19, 2017
DHS responded to American Oversight's FOIA request (DHS-17-0184) for records identifying the members of the selection committee that will make decisions about awarding the wall contracts. DHS said it was prohibited from releasing the requested records.

No Records Response from DHS Regarding Construction or Funding for the Border Wall

August 18, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security found no responsive records to American Oversight's FOIA request or communications with the border agent union or with Congress regarding funding for the border wall.

No Records Response from DHS Regarding Eminent Domain

August 18, 2017
No records response from DHS to American Oversight's FOIA request relating to the cost of the proposed border wall.

No Records Response From DHS Regarding SBInet

August 18, 2017
DHS stated that it had no records relating to American Oversight's FOIA request for information about the canceled SBInet virtual border fence program.