Topic: National Security/Foreign Policy

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

October 22, 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.

Reply Motion: American Oversight v. State – Ukraine Communications with State Department Officials

October 18, 2019
American Oversight’s reply motion in support of a preliminary injunction filed on October 4, 2019, regarding a lawsuit against the Department of State for Rudy Giuliani's communications with senior department officials. American Oversight is also seeking communications concerning any attempt to pressure Ukraine to investigate President Donald Trump’s political opponents.

Transcript: American Oversight v. State – Ukraine Communications with State Department Officials

October 18, 2019
Transcript of Oct. 17, 2019, court teleconference discussing American Oversight’s lawsuit seeking the release of Rudy Giuliani’s communications with senior State Department officials as well as communications about any attempt to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden or his son. American Oversight also seeks records regarding the recall of former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and communications between the State Department and President Trump’s personal attorneys Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova. During the teleconference, the judge scheduled a hearing for Wed., Oct. 23, 2019.

FOIA to State Seeking Communications Regarding Plans to Encourage China to Investigate the President’s Political Opponents

October 17, 2019
FOIA to the Department of State seeking communications of officials containing key terms that may relate to a plan to encourage China to investigate political opponents of the president.

FOIA to State Seeking Communications with Rudy Giuliani or Trump Allies Regarding Any Plan to Encourage China to Investigate Political Opponents of the President

October 17, 2019
FOIA to the Department of State seeking communications with Rudy Giuliani, conservative activists such as Steve Bannon, and State officials regarding any plan to encourage the Chinese government to pursue investigations into political opponents of the President.

FOIA to DOJ Antitrust Seeking All Records Reflecting Communications Between the Office of the Attorney General and the White House on Automaker Antitrust Probe

October 17, 2019
FOIA to the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice seeking all records reflecting communications between the Office of the Attorney General and the White House regarding an agreement with automakers to follow California auto emissions standards.

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.

FOIA to DOD Seeking Legal Analysis Regarding the Withholding of Funds Appropriated for Ukraine

October 11, 2019
FOIA to DOD seeking legal analysis regarding any decisions to withhold funds or assistance designated for Ukraine. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on whether and to what extent the political interests of the president have influenced the administration's policies and actions in Ukraine. 

FOIA to State Seeking Communications with Former Special Representative Kurt Volker

October 11, 2019
FOIA to State seeking department communications with former Special Representative Kurt Volker. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on whether and to what extent the political interests of the president have influenced the administrations policies and actions in Ukraine.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Communications Related to Public Statements about Bahamian Refugees from Hurricane Dorian

October 10, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Customs and Border Protection seeking communications about public statements made by the president about Bahamian refugees from Hurricane Dorian.