We’re Suing the State Department for Giuliani-Ukraine Documents

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American Oversight today sued the State Department for documents related to the efforts by the president’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani — who was subpoenaed Monday by three congressional committees — to pressure Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election.

Our investigation into Giuliani’s attempts to have a foreign country investigate one of President Donald Trump’s potential 2020 opponents began after Giuliani announced his plans to visit Ukraine back in May, when we filed Freedom of Information Act requests for State Department communications about the efforts. We also requested records about the May recall of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.

The government’s failure to provide the documents even after our September expedition request prompted today’s lawsuit, which also seeks communications with or about Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova, two other personal lawyers who helped Giuliani with the Ukraine plan.

Despite near-daily revelations of the extent of Trump’s personal involvement, it is not yet known how many other Trump administration officials took part in the effort and whether it went beyond Trump’s decision to withhold congressionally approved military aid for Ukraine. The White House–released readout of Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky shows the president not only mentioning Giuliani, but also Attorney General William Barr, who was reported on Monday to have asked British and Italian officials to help U.S. Attorney John Durham in his investigation of intelligence agencies’ 2016 election interference investigation.

American Oversight is also investigating the Justice Department’s — specifically Durham’s — participation in the Ukraine pressure campaign. The Washington Post reported on Monday that Durham had traveled with Barr to Italy last week, and the intelligence community whistleblower complaint that sparked the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry noted that Giuliani had told Fox News on August 8 that Durham was “spending a lot of time in Europe” and was “investigating Ukraine.” In August, we filed two lawsuits for all directives or guidance given to Durham, as well as any communications Durham had with Barr or the White House.

“This wasn’t just one phone call or Rudy Giuliani acting on his own,” said Austin Evers, American Oversight’s executive director. “This was a months-long, coordinated effort across multiple federal departments that hijacked American foreign policy to benefit Trump’s campaign, and the public needs to know who else was involved.

“We need a full accounting of what government resources were used as muscle behind the president’s efforts to abuse his power for his own personal and partisan interests at the expense of our national security.”

American Oversight’s lawsuit hopes to shed light on key unanswered questions:

Are there other transcripts or accounts of Trump’s July 25 phone call with Zelensky?

According to the whistleblower complaint, State Department official T. Ulrich Brechbuhl listened to that phone call. Our lawsuit seeks copies of records reflecting any of Brechbuhl’s communications about Giuliani’s plans — which would include any communications regarding Trump’s call.

How involved were Pompeo or other senior State Department officials?

Giuliani has boasted on television that he was “operating at the request of the State Department.” It is almost inconceivable that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his staff would have been unaware of or uninvolved in an effort that was such a high priority for the president. We’re looking for related communications from Pompeo as well as Deputy Secretary John Sullivan, Brechbuhl, Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, and others.

Why was Yovanovitch recalled and was that decision directly related to the effort to pressure Ukraine?

In the call memorandum released by the White House last week, Trump referred to former Ambassador Yovanovitch as “bad news” immediately before asking Zelensky to “look into” Biden and Biden’s son. The lawsuit also involves Pompeo’s and other senior officials’ correspondence about Yovanovitch, including with the White House, as well as communications sent to or from Yovanovitch during her final two weeks as ambassador.

What role did Toensing and diGenova play in the effort to pressure Ukraine? 

On September 29, Fox News’ Chris Wallace reported that U.S. officials had confirmed that Trump had used the controversial lawyers as conduits between the president and Ukraine. Toensing and diGenova have histories of pushing conspiracies about efforts within the government to frame, discredit and remove Trump.

In addition to the litigation mentioned above, we have submitted 27 further FOIA requests to the Departments of State, Treasury, Justice, Energy, and Defense, as well as the Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. Agency for International Development. We’re seeking the calendars and communications of former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker with Giuliani or about the effort; Justice Department communications about the whistleblower memo; and Defense and OMB records regarding the withholding of military aid. If the Trump administration fails to respond to those requests and release records as required by law, we’re prepared to pursue further litigation to ensure the public learns the truth.

Today’s lawsuit, as well as the other FOIA requests and lawsuits in American Oversight’s investigation, can be found here.

 

Grupo de Vigilancia Demanda al Departamento de Estado por Documentos Sobre Giuliani-Ucrania

La organización independiente sin fines de lucro, American Oversight, hoy demandó al Departamento de Estado para solicitar la divulgación de comunicaciones entre de Rudy Giuliani y altos funcionarios del Departamento, además de otras comunicaciones sobre esfuerzos para presionar a Ucrania a investigar al candidato presidencial Joe Biden y su hijo. La demanda judicial también pide archivos sobre el retiro de la ex-embajadora estadounidense a Ucrania, Marie Yovanovitch, además de comunicaciones entre el Departamento de Estado y abogados personales del Presidente Trump, Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova. 

La demanda presentada hoy en el Tribunal federal del distrito del Distrito de Columbia pide a un juez federal ordenar al Departamento de Estado a cumplir con dos peticiones de la Ley de Libertad de Información (o FOIA, en inglés) que American Oversight presentó en el mayo de 2019, un poco después de que Giuliani anunció sus planes de viajar a Ucrania para urgir una investigación sobre Biden. 

“Esto no fue solo una llamada telefónica, o una sola acción de Rudy Giuliani. Esto fue un esfuerzo coordinado, de varios meses, a través de varios departamentos federales, para secuestrar la política exterior de los Estados Unidos para beneficiar a la campaña de Trump, y el público necesita saber quién más estuvo involucrado,” dijo Austin Evers, director ejecutivo de American Oversight. “Necesitamos un informe completo de cuáles recursos del gobierno fueron utilizados como la fuerza detrás del abuso de poder por parte del presidente para sus propios intereses personales y políticos, a costa de nuestra seguridad nacional.”

A pesar de revelaciones nuevas, casi diarias, sobre el enredo personal del Presidente Trump – y los televisados mensajes de texto de Rudy Giuliani mostrando sus contactos con funcionarios del Departamento de Estado – aún no se sabe cuántos otros officiales de la administración de Trump participaron en este esfuerzo, y si fue más allá de retener ayuda militar.

La demanda de American Oversight espera arrojar luz sobre las siguientes preguntas que siguen sin respuestas: 

¿Qué tan involucrados estuvieron el Secretario de Estado Mike Pompeo o otros funcionarios con altos cargos del Departamento de Estado en la coordinación del esfuerzo para influir a Ucrania? 

Giuliani ha presumido en televisión que él estaba “operando a solicitud del Departamento de Estado.” La cobertura de prensa indica que el Secretario de Estado Mike Pompeo escuchó la llamada telefónica del Presidente Trump del 25 de julio con el presidente de la Ucrania Volodymyr Zelensky – contradiciendo sus declaraciones iniciales que él no tenía conocimiento del reporte del denunciante. La demanda de American Oversight busca comunicaciones sobre Giuliani o el esfuerzo en Ucrania por parte de Pompeo, además de el subsecretario John Sullivan, Consejero del Secretario T. Ulrich Brechbuhl, Representante Especial para Irán Brian Hook, tanto como otros miembros con altos cargos del Departamento de Estado.

¿Hay otras transcripciones o reportes de la llamado telefónica del 25 de julio entre el Presidente Trump y el Presidente de Ucrania Volodymyr Zelensky? 

De acuerdo con la queja del denunciante, el oficial del Departamento de Estado T. Ulrich Brechbuhl también escucho esa llamada telefónica. La demanda de American Oversight busca copias de documentos que reflejen cualquier comunicación de Brechbuhl o Pompeo con respeto a los planes de Giuliani a comunicarse con Ucrania o algún otro esfuerzo para urgir al gobierno de Ucrania a investigar a Biden – que claramente incluiría cualquier comunicación sobre la llamada telefónica de Trump. 

¿Por qué fue la embajadora Yovanovitch retirada de su puesto y esa decisión fue directamente relacionada con el esfuerzo de presionar a Ucrania a investigar a Biden? 

En el memo de la llamada que fue publicada la semana pasada por la Casa Blanca, Trump se refirió a Yovanovitch como “malas noticias” inmediatamente antes de que él le preguntó al presidente de la Ucrania a investigar a Biden y su hijo. La demanda de American Oversight busca comunicaciones entre Pompeo y otros oficiales con altos cargos sobre Yovanovitch; comunicaciones entre la Casa Blanca y el Departamento de Estado sobre el retiro; y cables, correos electrónicos, y cartas enviados a o de Yovanovitch durante sus últimas dos semanas como embajadora.

¿Qué papel jugaron los abogados personales de Trump, Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova, con el esfuerzo a presionar el gobierno de Ucrania? 

El 29 de septiembre, el presentador de Fox News Chris Wallace reportó que oficiales estadounidenses confirmaron que el Presidente Trump había trabajado con los abogados Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova como vías entre él mismo y Ucrania. Toensing y diGenova son conocidos por difundir teorías conspiratorias sobre esfuerzos interiores en el gobierno que quieren tender una trampa, desacreditar y remover al Presidente Trump. La demanda de American Oversight demanda la divulgación de comunicaciones entre Toensing o diGenova, y el Departamento de Estado. 

American Oversight también está investigando si el Departamento de Justicia – y, específicamente, el abogado de EEUU John Durham – participó en el esfuerzo para presionar a Ucrania a investigar a Biden. La queja del denunciante menciona que Giuliani le había dicho a Fox News el 8 de agosto que Durham “estaba pasando mucho tiempo en Europa” y estaba “investigando a Ucrania.” Reciente noticias han indicado que Durham está investigando el papel de Ucrania en las primeras etapas de la investigación sobre la interferencia de Rusia en la elecciones del 2016. 

En agosto 2019, American Oversight presentó dos demandas buscando “todos los directivos o guías” proporcionados a Durham para su investigación – tanto como todas las comunicaciones entre Durham y el Procurador General William Barr o la Casa Blanca. 

Además de esta litigación, American Oversight ha archivado 27 otras solicitudes de FOIA con los Departamentos de Estado, Tesorería, Justicia, Energía, y Defensa, tanto como la Oficina de Gestión y Presupuesto con respeto al esfuerzo de Ucrania. Estas solicitudes buscan documentos incluso: comunicaciones del Representante Especial de los Estados Unidos para Ucrania Kurt Volker con Giuliani o sobre otros esfuerzos a presionar el gobierno de la Ucrania a investigar a Biden, los calendarios de Volker durante el período del tiempo relevante, comunicaciones del Departamento de Justicia sobre la queja del denunciante, y documentos del Pentágono y la Oficina de Gestión y Presupuesto con respeto a la retención de ayuda militar. Si la administración de Trump falla en responder a estas solicitudes y en divulgar estos documentos como requeridos por ley, el grupo de vigilancia está preparado a seguir litigando para garantizar que el público aprenda la verdad. 

La litigación de hoy está disponible aquí: https://www.americanoversight.org/document/complaint-american-oversight-v-state-ukraine-communications-with-state-department-officials 

Más sobre la investigación de American Oversight disponible aquí:

https://www.americanoversight.org/investigation/the-trump-administrations-contacts-with-ukraine 

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Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, Department of the Treasury, Department of Transportation, Department of Veterans Affairs, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOJ - Office of Legal Counsel, DOT - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Georgia - Cobb County, Georgia - Gwinnett County, Georgia Department of Corrections, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, Louisiana - New Orleans Mayor's Office, Louisiana Department of Health, Louisiana Office of the Governor, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York City Office of the Mayor, New York Office of the Governor, New York State Department of Health, Office of Management and Budget, Small Business Administration, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, United States Postal Service, Wisconsin Elections Commission
May 8, 2020

News Roundup: Who Will Watch the Inspectors General?

Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - United States Coast Guard, DOD - Department of the Air Force, DOD - Department of the Army, DOD - U.S. Department of the Navy, DOD - U.S. Marine Corps, DOJ - Civil Division, DOJ - Criminal Division, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Election Commission, Georgia - Troup County, Georgia Attorney General, Georgia Department of Administrative Services, Georgia Secretary of State, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Management and Budget, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Treasury - Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Agency for International Development
May 8, 2020

The Justice Department Found No Records Indicating Barr Considered Recusing Himself from Ukraine Investigations

Department of Justice, DOJ - Justice Management Division
May 8, 2020

The CIA ‘Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny’ That It Notified Congress of the Soleimani Strikes

Central Intelligence Agency
May 1, 2020

News Roundup: Protecting the Right to Vote During a Pandemic

Arizona - Yuma County, Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, Arizona Department of Homeland Security, Arizona-Mexico Commission, Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, DHS - Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation, DOJ - Office of Information Policy, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Florida Department of State, Florida Office of the Governor, Georgia - Cobb County, Georgia - DeKalb County, Georgia - Fulton County, Georgia - Gwinnett County, Georgia - Richmond County, Georgia Secretary of State, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, Indiana Secretary of State, Iowa Secretary of State, Kentucky Secretary of State, Kentucky State Board of Elections, Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, New Jersey - Essex County, New Orleans, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Texas Attorney General, Texas Secretary of State, Wisconsin Elections Commission
April 24, 2020

News Roundup: Miracle Drugs and Trump’s Alternate Reality

Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Department of Veterans Affairs, DHS - Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Prisons, Florida Department of Corrections, General Services Administration, Georgia - Albany-Dougherty County, Georgia - Chatham County, Georgia - Cobb County, Georgia - DeKalb County, Georgia - Fulton County, Georgia - Gwinnett County, Georgia - Macon-Bibb County, Georgia - Muscogee County, Georgia - Richmond County, Georgia Department of Community Health, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, HHS - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, HHS - National Institutes of Health, Illinois - Cook County, Office of Management and Budget, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Texas Health and Human Services, USDA - Food Safety and Inspection Service, VA - Veterans Health Administration, Washington - King County
April 10, 2020

News Roundup: Corruption and Coronavirus

Commerce - Census Bureau, Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of the Treasury, DHS - Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS - United States Secret Service, DOD - U.S. Department of the Navy, DOJ - Executive Office for Immigration Review, DOJ - Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, DOJ - Justice Management Division, DOJ - Office of Information Policy, DOJ - Office of Legal Counsel, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, HHS - Indian Health Service, Nevada Department of Administration, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Social Security Administration, U.S. Agency for International Development
April 3, 2020

News Roundup: Whose Stockpile, and Which States?

California Office of the Governor, Central Intelligence Agency, Commerce - Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, DHS - Federal Emergency Management Agency, Florida - Broward County, Florida - Duval County, Florida - Gadsden County, Florida - Hendry County, Florida - Jackson County, Florida - Leon County, Florida - Miami-Dade County, Florida - Osceola County, Florida Office of the Governor, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, HHS - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, New York Office of the Governor, Office of Management and Budget, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Ohio Office of the Governor, Oklahoma Department of Health, Oklahoma Office of the Governor, Texas Attorney General, Texas Office of the Governor, Washington - King County, Washington Office of the Governor
March 27, 2020

News Roundup: Transparency and Oversight Are More Important Than Ever

Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOJ - Executive Office for Immigration Review, DOJ - Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, DOJ - National Security Division, DOJ - U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Election Commission, Florida Attorney General, Florida Department of State, Florida Office of the Governor, General Services Administration, Georgia - Bartow County, Georgia - Cobb County, Georgia - DeKalb County, Georgia - Fulton County, Georgia - Gwinnett County, Georgia Office of the Governor, Georgia Secretary of State, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Personnel Management, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Tennessee Valley Authority, Texas Attorney General, Texas Office of the Governor, Texas Secretary of State
March 20, 2020

News Roundup: Testing, Messaging and Missed Chances

Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, DOJ - Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, Federal Communications Commission, Florida Attorney General, Georgia Attorney General, Nevada Department of Administration, Office of Management and Budget, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Texas - Harris County, Texas Attorney General
March 19, 2020

New Ukraine Documents: Gordon Sondland Emails

March 16, 2020

Energy Department Releases Records from Rick Perry’s May 2019 Trip to Ukraine

Department of Energy
March 13, 2020

News Roundup: Continuing Our Investigation of Coronavirus Response

Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Federal Reserve, Georgia Secretary of State, Texas Secretary of State, Washington State Department of Health, Wisconsin
March 11, 2020

OMB Releases New Ukraine-Related Emails to American Oversight

Office of Management and Budget
March 6, 2020

News Roundup: Rising Coronavirus Fears and Sinking Public Trust

Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State, Department of the Interior, Department of the Treasury, Department of Transportation, Department of Veterans Affairs, DHS - Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOI - Bureau of Land Management, DOJ - Criminal Division, DOJ - Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, DOJ - Office of Information Policy, Federal Reserve, Georgia - Cobb County, Georgia - Gwinnett County, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Department of Driver Services, Georgia Secretary of State, HHS - Administration for Children and Families, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, HHS - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, HHS - National Institutes of Health, Office of Management and Budget, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Texas - Briscoe County, Texas - Freestone County, Texas - Hall County, Texas - Hill County, Texas - Hood County, Texas - Jones County, Texas - Kendall County, Texas - Lavaca County, Texas - Leon County, Texas - Limestone County, Texas - Loving County, Texas - Morris County, Texas - Scurry County, Texas - Starr County, Texas - Swisher County, Texas - Victoria County, Texas Secretary of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, VA - Veterans Health Administration, Washington - King County, Washington State Department of Health
February 28, 2020

“Final decision rests with POTUS”: Newly Released Defense Department Emails Show Esper, Pompeo and Bolton Thought Ukraine Aid Should Have Continued

Department of Defense
February 28, 2020

News Roundup: Launching Our Investigation of Trump’s Authoritarian Purges

Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State, DOD - National Security Agency, DOI - Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation, Florida - Hillsborough County, Florida - Leon County, Florida Department of State, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
February 21, 2020

New State Department Ukraine Documents Released

Department of State
February 21, 2020

News Roundup: The Post-Impeachment Purge and the Knock of Authoritarianism

Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State, Department of the Interior, Department of the Treasury, DHS - United States Secret Service, DOI - Fish and Wildlife Service, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
February 21, 2020

New Lawsuit Seeks Records of Mitch McConnell’s Influence at Transportation, Energy, State Departments

Department of Energy, Department of State, Department of Transportation
February 21, 2020

When the Government Uses Redactions to Hide Evidence of Wrongdoing

Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Office of Management and Budget
February 14, 2020

News Roundup: Trump Has Learned His ‘Lesson’

Central Intelligence Agency, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Department of Transportation, DOJ - Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, DOJ - Office of Information Policy, Federal Reserve, Florida House of Representatives, Florida Senate, Georgia - Cobb County, Georgia - DeKalb County, Georgia - Fulton County, Georgia - Gwinnett County, Georgia Secretary of State, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, Kentucky Office of the Governor, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Wisconsin Senate, Wisconsin State Assembly
February 14, 2020

New Lawsuit Seeks Records of Complaints About Mike Pompeo’s Conduct

Central Intelligence Agency, Department of State
February 11, 2020

The Facts Are Still Coming Out

Department of Defense, Office of Management and Budget
February 11, 2020

The Ukraine Investigation’s Unanswered Questions

Congress, Department of Energy, Department of Justice, Department of State
February 10, 2020

Ukraine Investigation Update: Volker Text Messages

Department of State
February 7, 2020

News Roundup: Acquittal Isn’t the End

Department of Energy, Department of Justice, Department of State, Florida Department of State, Georgia - Cobb County, Georgia - DeKalb County, Georgia - Fulton County, Georgia - Gwinnett County, Georgia Secretary of State, Office of Management and Budget
February 6, 2020

The Investigation Continues: New Lawsuit Seeks Pence Ukraine Records

Department of State
February 5, 2020

Statement on Senate Impeachment Vote: Oversight Must and Will Continue

Congress
February 4, 2020

Energy Department Releases New Batch of Ukraine Documents

Department of Energy
January 31, 2020

News Roundup: Hear No Evil, See No Evil

Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, DOJ - Executive Office for Immigration Review, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Prisons, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, Texas - Harris County, Texas Office of the Governor
January 31, 2020

Lifted Redactions Reveal August 2019 Esper Communications About Zelensky, Ukraine Assistance

Department of Defense, Office of Management and Budget
January 28, 2020

Energy Department Releases Ukraine Documents to American Oversight

Department of Energy
January 27, 2020

American Oversight Is Investigating Impeachment Adviser Pam Bondi’s Communications with State Department Official

Department of State
January 24, 2020

News Roundup: Evidence of Obstruction

Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of Transportation, DOT - Federal Aviation Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Communications Commission, Georgia - Clayton County, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Management and Budget, Tennessee Valley Authority, Texas Attorney General, Texas Office of the Governor, Texas Secretary of State, Texas Senate
January 22, 2020

OMB Releases 192 Pages of Ukraine Records to American Oversight

Office of Management and Budget
January 17, 2020

News Roundup: The Evidence Continues to Mount

Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Department of State, Environmental Protection Agency, Georgia - Clayton County, Georgia - Hancock County, Georgia - Jefferson County, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services
January 15, 2020

Updated Timeline: Messages About Yovanovitch Surveillance Happened Same Week as Giuliani-Pompeo Calls

Department of State
January 13, 2020

Energy Department Agrees to Release Ukraine Documents This Month

Department of Energy
January 10, 2020

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

Department of State
January 10, 2020

News Roundup: Presidential War Powers and New Impeachment Documents

Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Protection Agency, Florida - Hernando County, Florida - Nassau County, Florida - Okaloosa County, Florida - Seminole County, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida Department of State, Florida Office of the Governor, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
January 10, 2020

In the Documents: Investigating the Trump Administration’s Legal Analyses for Potential Use of Force Against Iran

Department of State
January 8, 2020

State Department Releases Additional Ukraine Documents to American Oversight

Department of State
January 7, 2020

Did the Trump Administration Abuse the Redactions Process?

Department of Defense, Office of Management and Budget
December 27, 2019

American Oversight’s 2019 in Review: Nine Important Stories We Uncovered

December 21, 2019

Defense Department Ukraine Documents Released to American Oversight

Department of Defense
December 20, 2019

News Roundup: Beyond Impeachment — The Investigations Continue

Congress, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Interior, Department of Transportation, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOL - Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Federal Communications Commission, Government Accountability Office, HHS - Administration for Children and Families, HHS - Food and Drug Administration, Office of Management and Budget
December 18, 2019

Why Trump Has Met the Standard for Obstruction of Congress

Congress, Department of Defense, Department of State
December 13, 2019

News Roundup: Stephen Miller’s Extremist Network

Congress, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of the Interior, Department of the Treasury, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DOI - Bureau of Land Management, DOI - Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Environmental Protection Agency, Georgia - Carroll County, Office of Management and Budget, Texas Attorney General, Treasury - Office of Foreign Assets Control
December 12, 2019

American Oversight Sues for Treasury Communications About Russian Investment in Kentucky Plant

Department of the Treasury, Treasury - Office of Foreign Assets Control
December 11, 2019

Lawsuit over Administration’s Unlawful Seizure of Trump-Putin Meeting Notes Moves Forward

Department of State, National Archives and Records Administration
December 6, 2019

News Roundup: Impeachment Report, Border Wall Contracts, and Pompeo’s Meeting with GOP Donors

Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State
December 3, 2019

House Committee Impeachment Report References State Department Documents Obtained by American Oversight

November 27, 2019

News Roundup: Thankful for FOIA

Department of Agriculture, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, Kentucky Office of the Governor, USDA - Food Safety and Inspection Service
November 27, 2019

Behind the Scenes: How American Oversight Forced the Release of State Department Ukraine Records

Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Office of Management and Budget
November 25, 2019

American Oversight Sues Justice Department for Ukraine-Related Communications

Department of Justice
November 22, 2019

State Department Releases Ukraine Documents to American Oversight

Department of State
November 22, 2019

News Roundup: Fiona Hill’s Warnings, Nikki Haley’s Emails, and Matt Bevin’s Stay at Trump’s Hotel

Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DOJ - Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, Kentucky Office of the Governor
November 21, 2019

Nikki Haley Sent Classified Emails on an Unclassified Email System

Department of State
November 20, 2019

Sondland’s Testimony Highlights State Department Obstruction

Department of Energy, Department of State
November 15, 2019

News Roundup: Impeachment Inquiry Goes Public

Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of Veterans Affairs, Florida House of Representatives, Georgia - Bartow County, Georgia - Carroll County, Georgia - Decatur County, Georgia - Lowndes County, Georgia - Paulding County, Georgia Secretary of State, HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, Texas - Dallas County, Texas - Harris County, Texas - Travis County, White House - Council on Environmental Quality
November 14, 2019

How ‘Sharpiegate’ Turned a Simple Misunderstanding into a Media Frenzy — and Headache for NOAA Employees

Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
November 8, 2019

News Roundup: Ukraine-Related Documents, Hurdles for Asylum-Seekers, and Chad Wolf’s Involvement in Family Separation

Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Interior, DOJ - Office of Information Policy, DOJ - Office of Legal Counsel, Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Office of the Governor, Office of Management and Budget
November 7, 2019

What We Learned from the Yovanovitch and McKinley Transcripts

Congress, Department of State
October 31, 2019

State Department Agrees to Produce Ukraine Records to American Oversight by November 22

Department of State
October 25, 2019

News Roundup: Court Chips Away at Trump Administration Obstruction

October 24, 2019

Research Tool: Ukraine-Trump Key Figures and Documents

Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, Department of State, Department of the Treasury
October 23, 2019

Federal Judge Says He Will Order State Department to Begin Turning Over Requested Ukraine Documents

Department of State
October 22, 2019

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

Department of Energy
October 18, 2019

News Roundup: Corruption, Plain and Simple

Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection
October 18, 2019

Court Calls for Hearing on Emergency Motion for Ukraine Documents

Department of State
October 11, 2019

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

Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, HHS - Administration for Children and Families, HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
October 4, 2019

News Roundup: The Public Needs Answers

Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State
October 4, 2019

Pompeo’s Obstructionism Won’t Work

Department of State
October 2, 2019

Pompeo’s Letter Is the Trump Administration’s Opening Salvo of Obstruction

Department of State
September 27, 2019

News Roundup: From the Top Down

Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Interior, DOI - Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Florida - Collier County, Office of Management and Budget, White House - Council on Environmental Quality
September 25, 2019

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

Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, U.S. Agency for International Development
September 20, 2019

News Roundup: Trump, Giuliani, and Ukraine

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Department of Transportation, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Reserve, HHS - Administration for Children and Families, HHS - National Institutes of Health, HHS - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Texas - Starr County, Texas Attorney General, Texas Secretary of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
September 12, 2019

New Lawsuit Seeks State Department Records of Jared Kushner’s Middle East Trips

Department of State
September 4, 2019

Lawsuit Seeks Records from Investigation into Potential Trump Campaign-Finance Violations

Department of Justice, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation
June 7, 2019

News Roundup: Investigating Outside Influence and Political Appointments at the State Department

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of Transportation, DHS - Federal Emergency Management Agency, Small Business Administration
March 12, 2019

Investigating the Trump Administration’s Efforts to Sell Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia

Commerce - International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
January 28, 2019

Court Orders Trump Administration to Turn Over More Voter-Fraud Commission Records

White House
January 9, 2019

Investigating the Acting Defense Secretary’s Ties to Boeing

Department of Defense
December 12, 2018

Audit the Wall: No Plans, Funding or Timeline — And No Wall

Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection
February 23, 2018

FCC Commissioner Calls for Trump’s Reelection, Violates Hatch Act

Federal Communications Commission
February 9, 2018

New Lawsuit Seeks DHS Border Wall Emails with White House, Fox News, Border States

Department of Homeland Security, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection
February 6, 2018

Voter Fraud Commission Asked Texas to Highlight Hispanic Surnames in Voter Data

White House
December 17, 2017

Trump Transition GSA Emails and Memorandum of Understanding

General Services Administration
November 16, 2017

Maine Secretary of State Dunlap Election Commission Lawsuit

October 31, 2017

American Oversight Sues State Department for Records Showing Efforts to Compel Mexico to Pay for Border Wall

Department of State
October 17, 2017

5 Questions for Attorney General Sessions

Department of Justice
September 18, 2017

Austin Evers Discusses Trump Inaugural Funds on MSNBC

September 2, 2017

DOJ Confirms Trump Lied in “Wiretap” Tweets

Department of Justice, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation
August 1, 2017

American Oversight Obtains Attorney General Sessions SF-86 Signature Page

Department of Justice
August 1, 2017

Statement on Waiver of Environmental Regulations for Border Wall

July 28, 2017

Watchdog Group Calls for Hatch Act Investigation of Gorka

White House
July 27, 2017

Call for OSC Investigation of Pruitt Travel to Oklahoma

Environmental Protection Agency
July 21, 2017

American Oversight Calls for Resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Department of Justice, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation
July 13, 2017

DOJ Releases Redacted Page of Sessions’s SF-86 to American Oversight

Department of Justice, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation
July 12, 2017

American Oversight Demands Release of Pence-Kobach Commission Records

Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, General Services Administration
June 16, 2017

Watchdog Group Files Lawsuit on Trump Border Wall

Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Interior, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Management and Budget
May 24, 2017

After American Oversight Lawsuit, DOJ Confirms that Sessions Lied about Russian Contacts

Department of Justice, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation
May 16, 2017

American Oversight Demands Release of Comey-Trump Memos

Department of Justice, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation
May 12, 2017

Letter to Burr and Warner: Senate Should Request Trump-Comey Tapes

Department of Justice, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation
May 10, 2017

Statement on the Firing of FBI Director Comey

DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation
May 10, 2017

Ethics Watchdog Calls for IG Investigation of Sessions for Violating Recusal

Department of Justice, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation
April 19, 2017

American Oversight Sues DOJ for Release of Trump Tower Wiretap Records, Russia Investigation Documents

Department of Justice, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation, White House
March 28, 2017

Statement on Trump Administration Proposal to Build Border Wall South of Rio Grande

Department of the Interior
March 24, 2017

American Oversight Launches Investigation of President Trump’s Border Wall

Department of Homeland Security
March 22, 2017

Statement on Intelligence Committee Chairman Nunes’ Actions

March 17, 2017

American Oversight Calls on Congress to Investigate Trump Aide’s Reported Ties to Nazi Group

Office of Government Ethics, White House