Topic: National Security & Foreign Policy

Investigations Update: Pompeo’s RNC Speech, DeJoy’s Calendars, and Kentucky’s Voter Fraud Task Force

September 9, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Pompeo’s unprecedented convention appearance, the cost of Chad Wolf’s July trip to Portland, and more.

News Roundup: Sowing Confusion and Discord

September 3, 2020
The Trump administration is digging into its usual playbook of unsubstantiated claims and harmful messages.

FOIA to FBI Seeking Directives Regarding Congressional Probes of Crossfire Hurricane

August 31, 2020
FOIA request to the FBI seeking directives or instructions regarding agency responses to congressional probes of Crossfire Hurricane in light of reports that documents were distributed on a partisan basis.

FOIA to FBI Seeking Communications in Light of Congressional Probes of Crossfire Hurricane

August 31, 2020
FOIA request to FBI seeking communications with congressional staff responsible for congressional probes of Crossfire Hurricane.

No Records Response from ODNI Regarding Emails of Former Director Dan Coats Concerning Ukraine

August 27, 2020
The Office of the Director of Nation Intelligence stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for the sent, unclassified email communications of former Director Dan Coats concerning Ukraine.

DOJ Appointment Letter For Attorney General Durham Signed by Attorney General Barr

August 19, 2020
Records from the Department of Justice in response to American Oversight's request for Attorney General William Barr's order directing U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate sensitive issues related to investigations of the president and the Trump campaign. These records contain a letter signed by Barr appointing Durham as Special Attorney to the Attorney General in order to conduct a review into "certain activities involving the campaigns in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and certain related matters." The letter is dated February 6, 2020.

Investigations Update: Postal Service Sabotage, Covid-19 Operation Warp Speed, and Portland Protest Deployment Costs

August 18, 2020
See the latest in our investigations of the Trump administration's attacks on the U.S. Postal Service, the struggling federal response to the coronavirus pandemic, and the taxpayer resources used to deploy federal agents to suppress racial justice protests in Portland.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking John Bash Communications with DOJ Leadership Regarding Unmasking Investigation

August 18, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Justice seeking U.S. Attorney John Bash’s emails with DOJ leadership regarding an investigation into the "unmasking" of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Directives Related to U.S. Attorney Bash’s Unmasking Investigation

August 18, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Justice seeking directives and guidance provided to U.S. Attorney John Bash regarding an investigation into the "unmasking" of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

DOJ Communications Regarding in Response to Request for Communications About Pressuring Ukraine to Investigate the President’s Political Opponents

August 17, 2020
Department of Justice records in response to American Oversight's request for email communications that may relate to any untoward effort to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate President Trump’s political opponents. These records include heavily redacted email communications and materials concerning impeachment.