State Dept. releases documents Congress demanded but refused to fork over

Through FOIA requests, American Oversight has obtained pages of documents relating the heart of the impeachment inquiry, Ukraine. Apparently, several in Trump’s immediate orbit are linked to it.

The U.S. State Department has released thousands of pages of documents from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requested by American Oversight. They are documents that Congress has demanded but the State Department refused to hand over, so American Oversight sued under the FOIA laws and was able to obtain the documents. 

While American Oversight’s website is down due to the traffic, they are available for download and review on Document Cloud.
According to Austin Evers, executive director of AO, the emails link Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Rudy Giuliani, but they also link President Donald Trump through his Oval Office assistant.

Raw Story:

Please visit American Oversight’s website:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had several phone calls with President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, toward the end of March, weeks before U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was unceremoniously recalled from her post, according to documents released under court order late Friday.

Records show that at least one of the calls was set up by Madeleine Westerhout, who at the time was White House director of Oval Office operations, suggesting the connection was facilitated by President Trump.

McClatchy D.C.:

“Everyone was in the loop.”

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