FOIA Number: DOE-19-1001

DOE Records Regarding U.S. Delegation to Ukraine Led by Former Secretary Perry

April 15, 2020
Records from the Department of Energy (DOE) in response to American Oversight’s request for records regarding the U.S. delegation, led by former Secretary Perry, to Ukrainian President Zelensky’s inauguration, including the records of former Chief of Staff Brian McCormack.

Energy Department Releases Ukraine Documents to American Oversight

January 28, 2020
The Department of Energy released 139 pages of records in response to American Oversight’s FOIA lawsuit seeking documents regarding the Trump administration’s Ukraine pressure campaign.

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."

News Roundup: The Hatch Act and Freedom of Speech

August 16, 2019
New harsh immigration policies, weaker endangered species protections, and a lawsuit to protect the free speech rights of federal employees.

FOIA to DOE Seeking Records Regarding the U.S. Delegation to Ukraine in May 2019

August 9, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Energy seeking records related to the U.S. delegation to Ukraine in May 2019, including records sufficient to identify all members of the delegation and itinerary information.