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OIP processes FOIA requests for records of the:

  • Office of the Attorney General
  • Office of the Deputy Attorney General
  • Office of the Associate Attorney General
  • Office of Legal Policy
  • Office of Legislative Affairs 
  • Office Public Affairs
  • Office of Information Policy 

OIP posts records from these Offices in this FOIA Library, making them available to you without the need to make a FOIA request. For older records, please visit our Archive page.

Also, to find information about FOIA requests that have already been processed by OIP, you can review and/or download OIP’s FOIA Logs. 


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Older FOIA Logs

All documents, unless otherwise noted, are available as Portable Document Format (PDF) files, which may be viewed with a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Recent Releases

Records Concerning Special Counsel Report and Office of Legal Counsel Opinion Related to Whether "A Sitting President Should Not be Indicted Even If The Charges Remain Sealed." [Posted September 3, 2021]

        Interim Response (May 7, 2019 - June 5, 2019)

Records of Communications Between the Office of Public Affairs and the News Media Organizations  [Posted September 2, 2021]

         Interim Response - Part 1  (March 6, 2017 - June 28, 2018)

         Interim Response - Part 2  (January 30, 2017 - November 2, 2017)

Former Attorney General William Barr's Text Messages [Posted August 25, 2021]

         Interim Response (March 15, 2019 - September 14, 2020)

Records Related to the Events of January 6th 2021  [Posted August 20, 2021]

     Interim Response  (December 23, 2020 - January 19, 2021)

Records Seeking Data That Provided the Factual Basis For Certain of President Trump's July 2020 Statement Regarding the Effects of the 2015 "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" HUD Rule  [Posted August 20, 2021]

    Final Response (December 5, 2019 - October 21, 2020)

Calendars of Former Assisant Attorney General of the Office of Legislative Policy Beth Williams [Posted August 12, 2021]

​     Interim Response​ (September 3, 2018 - September 22, 2019)

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Calendars [Posted August 12, 2021]

​     Interim Response (February 9, 2017 - February 13, 2019)​

Former Attorney General William Barr's Text Messages  [Posted August 12, 2021]

​    ​ Interim Response​​  (February 20, 2019 - October 3, 2020)

Records of Former Attorney General William Barr's Phone Logs  [Posted August 11, 2021]

​    Interim Response​  (April 26, 2019 - May 23, 2020)

Records Concerning the Second Amendment  [Posted August 11, 2021]

​      Final Response​  (March 29, 2016 - March 24, 2020)

Records Concerning Judicial Nominees  [Posted August 11, 2021]

​        Supplemental Response ​ (May 11, 2018 - September 16, 2018)

Records Concerning the Matter of A-B-  [Posted August 11, 2021]

       ​ Interim Response - Part 1​  (December 6, 2017 - April 23, 2018)  

        Interim Response - Part 2​  (April 23, 2018 - June 11, 2018)

        Interim Response - Part 3​  (April 20, 2018 - June 11, 2018)

​        Interim Response - Part 4​  (April 20, 2018 - May 4, 2018)

       ​ Interim Response - Part 5​ (March 2, 2018 - June 8, 2018)

FOIA-Processed Documents

Documents in this category have been disclosed, in full or with redactions, pursuant to previous FOIA requests.  In addition to posting “frequently requested records,” or those which have been released three or more times to FOIA requesters, OIP also posts other FOIA-processed documents which are likely to be of interest to the public.

More FOIA-Processed Documents

Operational Documents

Documents in this category include policy statements, staff manuals and instructions, final opinions and orders, which are always available without making a FOIA request.  The proactive disclosure of these records allows you to instantly access information which relates to the Department’s day-to-day operations.

Department of Justice Summary of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations During Fiscal Year 2020 (April 12, 2021)

Clarification to JM 9-13.420 – Searches of Premises of Subject Attorneys: Consultation Requirements (December 30, 2020)

Safe-Harbor Enforcement Policy for State and Local Voting Procedures (December 22, 2020)

Use of Body-Worn Cameras By Federally Deputized Task Force Officers (October 8, 2020)​

Attorney General Memorandum Lifting the Hiring Freeze​ (April 9, 2019)

Deputy Attorney General Memorandum Regarding Policy on Coordination of Corporate Resolution Penalties (May 9, 2018)

Attorney General Memorandum Regarding Communications with Congress (May 2, 2018)

Department of Justice Policy Regarding Communications with the White House (January 31, 2017)

Attorney General Memorandum Regarding Communications with Congress (January 29, 2018)

Letters Submitted to Congress Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 530D

Department of Justice Instruction on Social Media Account Management and Approval (February 9, 2018)

Department of Justice Instruction on Social Media Content Management Requirements and Procedures (February 9, 2018)

Department of Justice Policy Statement on Use of Social Media to Communicate with the Public (January 10, 2018)

Attorney General Memorandum Advising the Federal Bureau of Prisons that the Department will Continue to Use Private Prisons (February 21, 2017)

Documents of Prior Administrations

Documents of Prior Administrations Page

Organization, Mission and Functions Charts


FOIA Guidance issued by OIP can be found on the OIP Guidance page.  Additional FOIA resources, such as summaries of court decisions and the text and legislative history of the FOIA, can be found on the FOIA Resources page, and materials used in OIP training seminars is available on the Training page.


Updated September 3, 2021

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