Topic: National Security

No Records Response From DHS Regarding Border Wall Special Report

August 15, 2017
No records response from DHS in response to American Oversight's FOIA request for all records related to the construction of Trump’s border wall as reviewed by the Office of Inspector General as part of its “Special Report.”

Defending the Public’s Right to Hold Government Accountable

August 11, 2017
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives the public the right to access government records - but at least one Congressional committee has instructed federal agencies to withhold many records when responding to FOIA requests. American Oversight is going to court to challenge this new attack on government transparency and to defend the public's right to hold government officials accountable.

DOJ Internal Communications Regarding AG Session’s Recusal

August 11, 2017
Responded August 11, 2017 - Internal communications from Department of Justice regarding Attorney General Jeff Session's recusal from matters relating to the campaigns for the President of the United States (DOJ-17-0003)

FBI Records of Preibus Communications about Russia Investigation

August 11, 2017
Records from the FBI in response to American Oversight's FOIA for communications between White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and the FBI regarding the investigation of the Trump campaign’s Russian contacts.

American Oversight Obtains Attorney General Sessions SF-86 Signature Page

August 1, 2017
American Oversight has obtained and released the page of Attorney General Sessions's security clearance application on which he signed his name below a certification that a "knowing and willful false statement on this form can be punished by fine or imprisonment or both."

Statement on Waiver of Environmental Regulations for Border Wall

August 1, 2017
"Today's announcement by DHS is a disturbing sign that President Trump will barrel ahead with building a border wall no matter the cost to taxpayers or effect on our environment."

Attorney General Sessions’s SF-86 Signature Page

August 1, 2017
Obtained and released through FOIA by American Oversight. Signature page of Attorney General Jeff Sessions's security clearance (SF-86) application. Sessions signed the form - on which he failed to disclose his contacts with Russian officials - certifying that he understood that "a knowing and willful false statement on this form can be punished by a fine or imprisonment or both."

FOIA Request to DOD Border Wall Contacts and Acquisitions

July 31, 2017
Records related to contracts and acquisitions for Trump’s border wall.

FOIA Request to DHS OIG Border Wall Special Report

July 31, 2017
All records related to the construction of Trump’s border wall as reviewed by the Office of Inspector General as part of its “Special Report.”