FOIA Number: DOE-19-1270

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."

News Roundup: Impeachment, Obstruction, and More Questions about Rick Perry

October 11, 2019
Questions continue to arise about Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who this week was subpoenaed by the House in the impeachment investigation.
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FOIA to DOE Seeking Communications with Outside Individuals Associated with U.S. Energy Interests in Ukraine and Allies of Rudy Giuliani

October 9, 2019
FOIA to Department of Energy seeking all records reflecting communications between senior agency officials and outside groups associated with U.S. energy interests in Ukraine and allies of Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph Giuliani.