Entity: Department of State

FOIA to OMB Seeking Communications with Select Individuals Engaged in Impeachment Proceedings

December 12, 2019
FOIA to the Office of Management and Budget seeking all records reflecting communications between senior agency officials and Congress members or media with demonstrated interest in the ongoing impeachment inquiry.

Lawsuit over Administration’s Unlawful Seizure of Trump-Putin Meeting Notes Moves Forward

December 11, 2019
A federal judge rejected the government’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the administration had committed a serious violation of federal records laws after a 2017 meeting between Trump and Putin.

News Roundup: Impeachment Report, Border Wall Contracts, and Pompeo’s Meeting with GOP Donors

December 6, 2019
Calling out the administration for failing "to produce a single document" to Congress, the Intelligence Committee's report cited the documents American Oversight obtained through FOIA litigation.

Joint Status Report: American Oversight v. State – Agency Records Regarding Giuliani, Volker, Parnas, and Fruman

December 2, 2019
Joint Status Report filed by American Oversight and the State Department in American Oversight's lawsuit seeking the release of records related to the Trump administration's efforts to pressure Ukraine. In the status report, American Oversight and the State Department agree to prioritize the production of former Ukraine special representative Kurt Volker's calendar entries and text messages.

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.

Joint Status Report No. 2: American Oversight v. State — State Department Officials’ Ukraine Communications

November 26, 2019
Second joint status report filed by American Oversight and the Department of State regarding American Oversight’s lawsuit against the agency for Ukraine-related records, including senior officials’ communications with Rudy Giuliani.

FOIA to State Seeking Communications with the White House regarding Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University

November 25, 2019
FOIA Request to the Department of State seeking communications between agency political appointees and White House officials regarding Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University.

FOIA to State Seeking Communications with Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University

November 25, 2019
FOIA Request to the Department of State seeking communications between agency political appointees and Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University.

State Department Records of Giuliani and Ukraine-Related Communications with Department Officials, Including Secretary Pompeo

November 22, 2019
Records from the Department of State in response to American Oversight’s request for external communications with the president’s personal attorneys, including Rudy Giuliani, regarding efforts to influence the Ukrainian government to investigate the president’s political opponents.