FOIA Number: STATE-19-1154

State Department’s Release of Volker Calendars and Text Messages Raises Further Questions

January 10, 2020
Late on Friday night, the State Department released 71 pages of Ukraine-related records to American Oversight, including text messages of Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, and his calendars.

State Records of Communications and Calendar Entries for Ukraine Special Representative Kurt Volker

January 10, 2020
Department of State records in response to American Oversight’s request for calendar entries and specific communications of Ukraine Special Representative Kurt Volker, who had reportedly assisted the president’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani in his efforts to meet Ukrainian officials to encourage an investigation of the president’s perceived political opponents.

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

December 2, 2019
Joint Status Report filed by American Oversight and the State Department in American Oversight's lawsuit seeking the release of records related to the Trump administration's efforts to pressure Ukraine. In the status report, American Oversight and the State Department agree to prioritize the production of former Ukraine special representative Kurt Volker's calendar entries and text messages.

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.

Release of Trump–Zelensky Call Readout Raises Questions About Justice Department Involvement

September 25, 2019
If the president or his advisers thought the released summary transcript would be another supposed “total exoneration,” they were mistaken.
(White House Photo)

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)

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 Calendars of Ukraine Special Representative Volker

September 11, 2019
FOIA to the Department of State seeking calendars of Ukraine Special Representative Kurt Volker, who has reportedly assisted the president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, in his efforts to meet Ukrainian officials to encourage an investigation of the president’s perceived political opponents.