Topic: National Security

FOIA Request to State Department Plans for Mexico to Pay for the Wall

June 16, 2017
Records of any State Department preparations or plans to collect money from Mexico to pay for the construction of a border wall.

FOIA Request to State Department Communications with Mexico Regarding Border Wall

June 16, 2017
Diplomatic communications with Mexico regarding the proposed border wall.

FOIA Request to DHS People Who Will Make Decisions About Border Wall Contracts

June 16, 2017
Records identifying the members of the selection committee that will make decisions about awarding the wall contracts.

FOIA Request to DHS Communications with Charles Johnson or Palmer Luckey

June 16, 2017
Communications between DHS officials and Charles Johnson or Palmer Luckey regarding the border wall.

American Oversight v. DHS, DOI, OMB – Audit the Wall

June 16, 2017
Complaint filed by American Oversight seeking records from DHS, DOI, and OMB related to the construction of President Trump's proposed border wall along the U.S. Mexico border.

CBP No Records Response Regarding Wall Contracts

June 9, 2017
CBP reply stating that it has no responsive records to our FOIA request regarding contracts or proposals for President Trump's proposed border wall.

Government Response to American Oversight v. DOJ and FBI

May 25, 2017
Response from the DOJ to American Oversight's lawsuit seeking any records relating to wiretaps of Trump Tower.

After American Oversight Lawsuit, DOJ Confirms that Sessions Lied about Russian Contacts

May 24, 2017
Hours after a federal judge ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to appear in court to defend against American Oversight’s lawsuit seeking the release of Attorney General Sessions’s security clearance application form, the DOJ confirmed that Sessions had lied to federal investigators about his contacts with Russian officials.

DOJ No Responsive Records about Sessions Recusal Terms

May 22, 2017
The Department of Justice found no responsive records to fulfill American Oversight's FOIA request (DOJ-17-0144) for records relating to whether Attorney General Sessions involvement in the firing of former FBI Director Comey violates the terms of his recusal.

American Oversight Demands Release of Comey-Trump Memos

May 16, 2017
Following yesterday’s startling disclosure of direct interference by President Trump in an ongoing investigation of his administration, American Oversight is seeking records of any attempts by the president to obstruct the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the election.