Entity: Department of Energy

Energy Department Agrees to Release Ukraine Documents This Month

January 13, 2020
The administration agreed to search for and release multiple categories of Ukraine-related records to American Oversight, prioritizing any records of Rick Perry’s communications with high-level Ukrainian officials and associates of Rudy Giuliani.

Joint Status Report: American Oversight v. DOE – Perry and Brouillette’s Ukraine Records and Communications

January 13, 2020
Joint Status Report filed by American Oversight and the Department of Energy in American Oversight’s lawsuit seeking the release of Secretary Rick Perry’s communications with high-level Ukraine officials; with outside groups associated with U.S. energy interests in Ukraine; and with particular associates of President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph Giuliani. American Oversight is also requesting records regarding the U.S. delegation, led by Perry, to Ukrainian President Zelensky’s inauguration, including the records of former Chief of Staff Brian McCormack. The Department of Energy agreed to make the first production of records on Jan. 28, 2020, prioritizing Perry's and McCormack's communications as well as records related to the delegation. Subsequent productions are scheduled for Feb. 4 and March 16.

DOE Emails with External Parties Regarding Nuclear Technology

January 9, 2020
Emails from the Department of Energy in response to American Oversight's request for communications of high-ranking agency officials with non-governmental individuals and organizations with ties to the nuclear technology industry.

DOE Calendars for National Nuclear Security Administration Official Frank Klotz from January to December 2017

December 4, 2019
Calendars form the Department of Energy for former Undersecretary of Energy for the National Nuclear Security Administration, Frank Klotz. These calendars date from January 20, 2017 to December 7, 2017.

News Roundup: Thankful for FOIA

November 27, 2019
Mike Pompeo's phone calls with Rudy Giuliani, William Barr's meeting with Rupert Murdoch, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders's guest spot on Secretary Sonny Perdue's podcast.

Behind the Scenes: How American Oversight Forced the Release of State Department Ukraine Records

November 27, 2019
Since the State Department’s release of records last Friday — including emails showing contacts between Giuliani and Pompeo in March 2019 — there have been a number of questions about how we made it happen.

FOIA to DOE Seeking Records Relating to Meetings Between Secretary Perry and Ukrainian Energy Interests

November 22, 2019
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Energy seeking records relating to Secretary Perry’s meetings with members of the Ukrainian energy sector.

FOIA to DOE Seeking Records Relating to Secretary Perry’s List of Trusted People Given to President Zelensky

November 22, 2019
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Energy seeking materials passed between Secretary Perry and Ukrainian President Zelensky as referenced in David Holmes’s testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sondland’s Testimony Highlights State Department Obstruction

November 20, 2019
"Everyone was in the loop" — and now the public is, too.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records Regarding Federal Spending at Trump Properties

November 19, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records regarding federal spending at Trump properties, including any guidance issued regarding use of Trump properties for official business, as well as any expenses paid to Trump properties.