Impeachment FOIAs

Two impeachment-related FOIA complaints were filed Wednesday against the State Department: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington wants records on U.S. security assistance and military aid for Ukraine; and the Democracy Forward Foundation wants information on State Department officials’ correspondence about Hunter Biden, both in D.C. Federal Court.

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US Diplomat Says He’s ‘Never Seen Anything Like’ Phone Call Between Trump and EU Ambassador

Impeachment inquiry witness David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat in Ukraine who overheard a phone call between President Donald Trump and U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland, said during a closed-door deposition last week that he had “never seen anything” like it, according to a transcript released Monday night. 

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State Department Aide Added to Public Impeachment Hearings

Kicking off its second week of public hearings in the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, the House Intelligence Committee on Monday added to its witness list a State Department official whose private testimony last week Democrats called “damning.” 

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Mike Pompeo

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the National Security Archive sued Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in federal court, claiming he illegally refuses to document State Department policies, decision and essential transactions, actions that are “directly related to President Donald J. Trump’s violations of the Presidential Records Act.”

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