"Energy Department Agrees To Release Ukraine-Related Documents"

"WASHINGTON -- The Department of Energy will begin producing documents related to Ukraine by January 28 following an agreement with watchdog group American Oversight, according to a joint filing in a Washington, DC, federal court Monday.

The agreement comes after American Oversight sued the Energy Department for the documents in October under the Freedom of Information Act. The parties agreed that two additional releases of records will occur on February 4 and March 16.

The court filing says the first set of documents will focus on communications of then-Secretary Rick Perry as well as chief of staff Brian McCormack among other items. The next set will include communications with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

Perry and Giuliani were key players in the congressional impeachment inquiry into Trump's Ukraine conduct that led to the House charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress."

Paul LeBlanc reports for CNN January 13, 2020.


"Joint Status Report: American Oversight v. DOE – Perry and Brouillette’s Ukraine Records and Communications" (American Oversight)

"Impeachment Inquiry: Inside Rick Perry's Private Meetings on Ukraine" (EnergyWire: 10/18/2019)

Source: CNN, 01/14/2020