State Dept. Hit With FOIA Suit For Info On Giuliani In Ukraine

Law360 (October 11, 2019, 10:12 PM EDT) -- The Protect Democracy Project sued the U.S. Department of State in Massachusetts federal court on Friday in a quest for information about interactions Rudy Giuliani has had regarding how his client President Donald Trump's "personal political interests may have come to dominate U.S. diplomatic activities in Ukraine."

In an eight-page complaint, the nonpartisan nonprofit formed by lawyers said that Trump, his personal attorney Giuliani and others have sought inappropriately to influence Ukraine's government and its justice system in an effort to aid Trump's reelection prospects in 2020.

A whistleblower complaint made public late last month detailed a phone call Trump had with...

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