Topic: National Security

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.

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 DOJ Regarding National Security Division Communications

August 17, 2017
The Department of Justice's response to American Oversight's FOIA request for communications within the Justice Department’s National Security Division. The records we requested were exempt. American Oversight received a separate no records response on April 13, 2018.

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."