Entity: Department of State

FOIA to State Seeking Communications with Rudy Giuliani or Trump Allies Regarding Any Plan to Encourage China to Investigate Political Opponents of the President

October 17, 2019
FOIA to the Department of State seeking communications with Rudy Giuliani, conservative activists such as Steve Bannon, and State officials regarding any plan to encourage the Chinese government to pursue investigations into political opponents of the president.

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

October 12, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of State for emails sent by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo or other senior officials referencing President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, or Ukrainian-born businessmen Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. The lawsuit also seeks the calendars of former Ukraine special representative Kurt Volker and his communications with Giuliani.

FOIA to State Seeking Communications with Former Special Representative Kurt Volker

October 11, 2019
FOIA to State seeking department communications with former Special Representative Kurt Volker. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on whether and to what extent the political interests of the president have influenced the administrations policies and actions in Ukraine.

FOIA to State Seeking Communications Regarding Plans to Pressure Ukraine to Investigate the President’s Political Opponents

October 8, 2019
FOIA to the Department of State seeking communications of officials in the Office of the Legal Advisor containing key terms that may relate to any plan to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden or his son.

FOIA to State Seeking Communications with Rudy Giuliani Regarding Any Plan to Pressure Ukraine to Investigate One of the President’s Political Opponents

October 8, 2019
FOIA to State seeking communications of officials in the Office of the Legal Advisor with the president’s personal lawyer or regarding any plan to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden or his son.

FOIA to State Seeking Ambassador Sondland’s Text Messages Regarding Agency Business

October 8, 2019
FOIA to State seeking all of Ambassador Sondland’s text messages, including his WhatsApp messages, in light of his use of WhatsApp to communicate about matters related to Ukraine.

FOIA to State Seeking Communications with the Office of the Vice President

October 7, 2019
FOIA to Department of State seeking communications between State officials and the Office of the Vice President.

FOIA to State Seeking Records Related to Vice President Pence’s Communications with Ukrainian President Zelensky

October 7, 2019
FOIA to the Department of State seeking briefing materials provided to Vice President Pence before his call and meeting with the Ukrainian president, summaries of those communications, and communications with the Office of the Vice President.

FOIA to State Seeking Records Related to Vice President Pence’s August and September 2019 European Trips

October 7, 2019
FOIA to the Department of State seeking records sufficient to identify State officials who accompanied Vice President Pence on his August and September 2019 European trips, records reflecting expenses incurred on those trips, and the itinerary of the Poland portion of the trip.

News Roundup: The Public Needs Answers

October 4, 2019
The pressure on the president and his administration has been even further intensified thanks to the release of damaging text messages sent by government officials.