Topic: National Security

DHS No Responsive Records for Communications with Charles Johnson or Palmer Luckey

July 14, 2017
DHS found no responsive records to American Oversight's FOIA request (DHS-17-0183) for communications between DHS officials and Charles Johnson or Palmer Luckey regarding the border wall.

DOJ Releases Redacted Page of Sessions’s SF-86 to American Oversight

July 13, 2017
On Thursday morning, DOJ released a single, heavily-redacted page of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s SF-86 security clearance application form to American Oversight following a lawsuit from the watchdog group.

Redacted Page of Attorney General Sessions’s SF-86

July 13, 2017
On July 13, 2017, the FBI released a redacted page of Attorney General Jeff Sessions's SF-86 security clearance application form following a lawsuit from American Oversight. The form indicates that Sessions checked "no" in response to question 20B regarding foreign government contacts.

Notice of Production – Sessions SF-86 Lawsuit

July 12, 2017
Notice filed by American Oversight regarding a production made by the government in our lawsuit seeking Attorney General Sessions's SF-86.

Court Order in American Oversight’s Wiretap Lawsuit

July 6, 2017
Order from Judge Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia instructing the government to produce a Vaughn index of any records relating to American Oversight's FOIA request regarding alleged wiretaps of Trump Tower.

FOIA Request to DOJ Identifying order of succession for Attorney General

June 26, 2017
The most recent order of the Attorney General identifying the order of succession for the Office of the Attorney General.

DOJ FBI Response Neither Confirms Nor Denies Comey Briefing Book

June 20, 2017
The FBI responded to American Oversight's FOIA Request for (DOJ-17-0142) communications with DOJ and the media regarding the decision to fire former FBI Director Comey.

Watchdog Group Files Lawsuit on Trump Border Wall

June 16, 2017
Non-partisan ethics watchdog American Oversight today filed suit against the Trump administration to force the release of communications, documents, and plans related to the president’s proposed border wall.

DOJ Records Exempt Response to Request for Comey Memos

June 16, 2017
DOJ responded to American Oversight's FOIA request (DOJ-FBI-17-0153) for memos prepared by former Director Comey memorializing conversations with President Trump. The Department issued a records exempt response.