Entity: Department of State

News Roundup: The Evidence Continues to Mount

January 17, 2020
No matter how much the administration stonewalls, new evidence in the Ukraine investigation continues to emerge. 

FOIA to State Seeking Any Threat Assessment for Former Ambassador Yovanovitch

January 16, 2020
FOIA to State seeking any threat assessment for former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch in light of records released by the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on January 14, 2020, that indicate Yovanovitch was under surveillance during the Spring of 2019.

State Department’s Release of Volker Calendars and Text Messages Raises Further Questions

January 10, 2020
Late on Friday night, the State Department released 71 pages of Ukraine-related records to American Oversight, including text messages of Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, and his calendars.

State Records of Communications and Calendar Entries for Ukraine Special Representative Kurt Volker

January 10, 2020
Department of State records in response to American Oversight’s request for calendar entries and specific communications of Ukraine Special Representative Kurt Volker, who had reportedly assisted the president’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani in his efforts to meet Ukrainian officials to encourage an investigation of the president’s perceived political opponents.

News Roundup: Presidential War Powers and New Impeachment Documents

January 10, 2020
A lot has happened during the first week of 2020 — including the release of new Ukraine-related documents.

In the Documents: Investigating the Trump Administration’s Legal Analyses for Potential Use of Force Against Iran

January 10, 2020
Documents obtained by American Oversight shed light on congressional attempts last summer to get clear answers from the administration on its perceived legal authority to use military force against Iran.
Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative for Iran and adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, pictured in November 2018

Answer: American Oversight and Democracy Forward v. State Department et al.

January 10, 2020
Answer filed by the government in response to the Federal Records Act lawsuit brought by American Oversight and the Democracy Forward Foundation against the State Department, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the National Archives, and Archivist David Ferriero under the Federal Records Act to compel the defendants to preserve and recover any records of meetings between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

State Department Releases Additional Ukraine Documents to American Oversight

January 8, 2020
The State Department released 42 pages of records in response to American Oversight’s FOIA lawsuit for a range of documents related to the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine.

State Department Records of Ukraine-Related Communications with Department Officials

January 8, 2020
Records from the Department of State in response to American Oversight’s request for external communications regarding efforts to influence the Ukrainian government to investigate the president’s political opponents.