Topic: National Security

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.

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.

Complaint: 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.

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.