FOIA Number: DOE-19-0999

News Roundup: Behind the Scenes at the Postal Service

September 17, 2020
The question of what has been going on at the U.S. Postal Service has been a subject of increasing concern as the election draws nearer and as Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s leadership remains mired in controversy.

Rick Perry’s Energy Industry Connections and the Trump Administration’s Ukraine Policy

September 14, 2020
One of the “three amigos” running shadow Ukraine foreign policy, Perry helped push an energy deal that could benefit his associates, according to new reporting from ProPublica and Time.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

News Roundup: What Trump Knew, and What We Know

September 10, 2020
We’ve known for months that President Donald Trump has been downplaying the severity of the coronavirus. In the spring, we knew that Covid-19 wasn’t just like the seasonal flu, despite Trump’s reassurances that it was. And we’ve known that the pandemic won’t just “disappear,” no matter how many times the president insists it will.

News Roundup: Acquittal Isn’t the End

February 7, 2020
More questions remain. More answers are coming.

Energy Department Releases New Batch of Ukraine Documents

February 4, 2020
As the Senate prepares to vote on Trump's acquittal, the Department of Energy releases a new set of Ukraine-related records to American Oversight.

DOE Records of Senior Officials’ Ukraine-Related Communications

February 4, 2020
Records from the Department of Energy (DOE) in response to American Oversight’s request for email communications that may relate to any untoward effort to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate one of President Trump’s political opponents. American Oversight also requested communications between Secretary Perry or high-ranking DOE officials with specific external individuals and entities, including Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bleyzer.

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.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOE — Perry and Brouillette’s Ukraine Records and Communications

November 8, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Energy for 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 seeking the release of 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.

New Lawsuit Seeks Perry and Brouillette Ukraine Documents and Communications about Biden Investigation Effort

October 22, 2019
"If Rick Perry isn't going to answer questions from Congress about his contacts with Ukraine, we'll have to let his emails do the talking for him."