Entity: Department of State

FOIA to State seeking Communications Regarding Efforts to Meddle in Ukrainian Investigations

September 24, 2019
FOIA to the Department of State (DOS) seeking records reflecting communications with the president’s personal attorneys, including Rudy Giuliani, and records reflecting communications about efforts to influence the Ukrainian government to investigate the president’s political opponents.

FOIA to State Seeking Communications Related to Efforts to Pressure Ukraine to Investigate the President’s Political Opponent

September 24, 2019
FOIA to the Department of State (DOS) seeking email communications that may relate to any untoward effort to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate one of President Trump’s political opponents, Joe Biden, in an attempt to give the president an electoral advantage.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Any Directives to Withhold Aid from Ukraine

September 24, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking any directives to withhold aid from Ukraine in light of reports that President Trump sought to withhold such aid before speaking with Ukraine’s president and potentially pressuring Ukraine to commence an investigation of one of the president’s political opponents.

No Records Response from STATE Regarding CA Ambassador Kelly Craft’s communications with outside organizations

September 24, 2019
The State Department's Bureau of Human Resources and Office of Records and Information Management stated that it had no records of US Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft communicating with outside organizations, including with coal, oil, and gas interests, and groups associated with climate change denial.

News Roundup: Trump, Giuliani, and Ukraine

September 20, 2019
“Unprecedented” is a word that has been used a lot in the past few years — including this week.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

State Department Records of Security Assessment for Susan Pompeo

September 20, 2019
State Department records in response to our FOIA seeking any security assessment conducted for Susan Pompeo, Secretary Pompeo's spouse, to receive a full-time security detail.

News Roundup: Photos of Detention Centers for Migrant Children; Stephen Miller’s Hand in Immigration Policy

September 13, 2019
Investigating the Trump administration's harsh immigration restrictions, Jared Kushner's role in Middle East policy, and influence and access at DeVos' Education Department.
Abbott House in Irvington, New York

FOIA to State Seeking Receipts from Pence Visit to Ireland

September 13, 2019
FOIA request to the Department of State seeking communications with the White House and Office of Vice President Mike Pence regarding the Vice President’s stay at the Trump resort in Doonbeg, Ireland, as well as records showing State Department expenditures there.

New Lawsuit Seeks State Department Records of Jared Kushner’s Middle East Trips

September 12, 2019
American Oversight sued the State Department for records related to Jared Kushner-led delegations and escalating U.S.-Iran tensions.

Complaint: American Oversight v. State – Jared Kushner’s Delegation to the Middle East

September 12, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of State for communications regarding Jared Kushner’s diplomatic trips to the Middle East, as well as records concerning a proposed arms deal with Saudi Arabia and legal justification for the use of force against Iran using the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).