The National Law Journal reports:
A federal judge on Wednesday said he wants the State Department to produce certain documents on Ukraine, including communications between President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and State Department officials, to a watchdog group within 30 days.
American Oversight filed an open records request about five months ago for State Department communications with Giuliani, or about any efforts by him in relation to Ukraine. They sued the department earlier this month and later requested a preliminary injunction for production of the documents.
U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper of the District of Columbia said at a hearing Wednesday that he is “generally skeptical” of granting preliminary injunctions in Freedom of Information Act cases and noted that the State Department already put the request on an expedited track.
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— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 23, 2019
A federal judge granted an emergency motion from the @weareoversight today seeking release of Ukraine records from the State Dept, including communications between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) October 23, 2019
— Hank Grezlak (@HGrezlakTLI) October 23, 2019