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Published — January 3, 2020

Time for the Trump administration to release blacked-out Ukraine emails

An open letter to the Department of Justice from us — and a public petition

Introduction

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Update Feb. 24: On Jan. 3, we sent an open letter to the Department of Justice asking for the release of emails related to President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine, an issue at the heart of his impeachment trial. 

Almost 800 readers signed this letter. We are so grateful for this support of our work using the power of the Freedom of Information Act to try to force the administration to release unredacted emails between the Office of Management & Budget and the Department of Defense. 

Our FOIA request has been key to obtaining information on one of Trump’s  most controversial decisions. We know that the fight didn’t end with the president’s acquittal.

The truth matters. People should know about an unfolding chapter in our democracy that is destined for the history books.

The public’s right to know the contents of emails between the Department of Defense and the Office of Management and Budget about the holdup of military aid to Ukraine last year is a matter of national urgency. This week, the website Just Security published passages of the unredacted emails, the very ones the Center for Public Integrity has been seeking in court. We are still seeking them, but we are also calling on the Defense Department and OMB to release these emails so the American people and our lawmakers can read for themselves how the administration handled an issue at the center of President Donald Trump’s impeachment.


Signatures

A B C D E F H G I J K L M N O T P Q R S U V W Y Z 

A

  • Mel Ackerman
  • Linda Ahart
  • Diane Al-Habieli
  • Manuel Alfonso
  • Jeff Alford
  • Neil Alldred
  • Kathryn Jane Allen
  • Joyce Anderson
  • IRA T ANDERSON
  • Debra Anderson
  • Valetta Anderson
  • Jennifer Anderson-Logas
  • Helen Ando
  • Lynda angelis
  • Kristi Applbaum
  • Jill Arabas
  • Elizabeth Archetto
  • Gordon Arjoon
  • Engr. Klaus Armstrong-Braun
  • David J. Artz
  • Robert Ash
  • Mary Ashworth
  • Robert L Aylor

B

  • Barbara Bacon
  • Rob Baker
  • James J. Ballard
  • Donna Bardsley
  • Gina Barham
  • Don Barkman
  • Deborah Barnes
  • William Barrett
  • Manue Robles Barrientos
  • Jeffry A Basen-Engquist
  • Woody Bass III
  • William Bay
  • Elvira Bayless
  • David R Bazor
  • Tita Beal
  • John W. Beasley, Jr.
  • Amanda Beaty
  • Melissa Beck
  • Cynthia Beck
  • tom j behlmer
  • Tom Behlmer
  • William Bennett
  • Mary Kay Benson
  • Christopher A. Berg
  • Leslie A Bernad
  • SUSAN M BERNADZIKOWSKI
  • Keith Bettencourt
  • Marcilee Bierlein
  • Debra Billingham
  • Sophie Galleymore Bird
  • Carolyn Morra Birden
  • Kevin W Bishop
  • David A. Boackle
  • Ed Bognacki
  • Carole Boka, MPA
  • J. Bond
  • Loretta Bower
  • Juliet Branca
  • Kristen Brannock
  • Gretel Branton
  • William L Bray
  • Ruth Brickley
  • Derik Brockopp
  • Teresa F. Brooks
  • Vicki Brown
  • Janette Brown, LMFT
  • Julie Brown
  • carolyn V Brown MD MPH
  • Jeannine C Brown
  • Kathleen Bryson
  • Wally Bubelis
  • Greg Buchberger
  • John Buckley
  • Lee Ruth Bungert
  • A. Peter Burleigh
  • Mary Jo Burns
  • Richard Bursell
  • Nanette Burton
  • JERRY BUTCHER

C

  • Michael C.LaPorte
  • Jeanette Calar o
  • Laurie Calhoun
  • Joe Callahan
  • Lexy Cameron
  • J B Campbell
  • Curtis V Canada
  • Mr. Albert Canchola
  • Susan A Cann
  • Karyn Caplan
  • Sarah Cardin
  • suzanne carmick
  • Audrey Caro
  • Sharon Carroll
  • James Caruso
  • Christy Caudill
  • Carolyn Chadwick
  • A Chalmers
  • Carla Charlton
  • swami chetanananda
  • Jennifer Childress
  • John Chipman
  • Andrew Choi
  • Cheryl Christiansen
  • Catherine Clark
  • Carolyn Clausen
  • Charles Clemons
  • Van G. Coble
  • Perry Cohn
  • Pamela Coker
  • LaVonne Collins
  • Nancy Connolly
  • M. L. Coombs
  • Gerald L Cooper
  • Kelli Cooper
  • Charles M. Cooper
  • Anne McNamee Corbett
  • james coughlin
  • Barbara G coulson
  • Brian Coulter
  • Phyllis R Cousins
  • Armando Couto
  • Caryn L. Cowin
  • Laura Cox
  • John Cox
  • Donna M Crane
  • Karen Crawford
  • Emily Crose
  • Sonia Noemi Cross
  • Delaney Cunningham

D

  • Becky Daiss
  • Thomas Danaher
  • Jennifer Dansereau
  • Stephanie Dark
  • Stephen Darst
  • Janis Dauer
  • Rebecca A Davidson
  • Francine Davis
  • Monique Davis
  • Nancy Davlantes
  • Keith Day
  • Bartley Deason
  • Stephanie Dees
  • Robert G. DeFeo
  • Penny Deiner
  • LB Delcour
  • Ugo Dell’Arciprete
  • Patricia DeLuca
  • Jackie Warren Demijohn
  • Philip J. Dennany
  • Claire Denny
  • Damon Denzin
  • Judith Detert-Moriarty
  • James Dewland
  • Arthur Dib
  • Kent Dills
  • Denise Ann Doctor
  • Pamela Dodd
  • Vickie Dohner
  • Judith Dollenmayer
  • Dominique
  • Jon Louis Dorbolo
  • Elizabeth Dorsey
  • jdb doyle
  • Ronald Drahos
  • Anne Drinkwater
  • Kathryn M Driscoll
  • Marsh drucker
  • Alida Duchene
  • Caere Dunn
  • Harry Duty

E

  • Alexis Eaton
  • C. Eberly
  • Jeffrey Egerton
  • Ruth Eisenberg, Esq.
  • David Elder
  • Steven Marc Ellman
  • Jodi Engelberg
  • Steven Errede
  • Carl H. Eschbacher
  • Bruce Everett

F

  • Sandra Farkas
  • d farley
  • Jeremy Farrell
  • William K. Fast
  • MARGE FEAR
  • M A Feitler
  • Richard Alden Feldon
  • William R. Fernekes
  • Sean D Ferris
  • Roberto Filacchione
  • Patricia Finley
  • Mike Fite
  • Mr and Mrs. John L. Flagg
  • Garth Fletcher
  • L M Fleur
  • Tonia Flores
  • Charles R Fontana
  • Elizabeth A Foster
  • The Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD
  • Melissa A Franklin
  • Patricia Frey
  • Rev. Priya Friday-Pabros
  • Richard B. Friedfertig
  • Judi B Friedson
  • Chris Fry
  • Jennifer Fulford

H

  • David E. Howe
  • John H
  • H.Arjoon
  • Lee A. Hacklander
  • Heather M Hagen
  • Cynthia Hagerthy
  • Shellie Haines
  • Dianna Lynne Hakim-OGrady
  • Terrie Halbert
  • Elizabeth Hall
  • anthony hall
  • Richard Ham
  • Robert Hamilton
  • Mrs Helen L Hancock
  • Diana Hanna
  • Karen Hargrave
  • MERLIN H HARPER
  • Kohl Harrington
  • John Harris
  • Susan Riley Hart
  • Ruth Hartman
  • Mitchell Hartson
  • Paul Hastings
  • Melissa Hathaway
  • Susan hatton
  • Marsha Hauser
  • Janice Hawn
  • Carol Hay
  • David Hayes
  • Thomas J. Hayes
  • Janet Blasi Hayssen
  • Susan Heath
  • Tom Heinz
  • Edward Heitzman
  • L Hendrickson
  • Danielle Henson
  • Anita M Hero
  • Terry W Herr
  • Wm. R. Herrmann
  • Alfred Higgins
  • Melinda Hilker
  • Marlene Hillard
  • Cheryl Hirshman
  • D R Heinrich Hitchcock
  • Michael Lloyd Hoekstra
  • Janice Holland
  • Lance Hoots
  • Barbara Hopcroft
  • Jonathan Horner
  • Lori Howard
  • Bill Howell
  • Denise Howerton
  • Rick Hubbard
  • Luke Hurtig
  • J.P. Hussey
  • Graciela Huth

G

  • Rebecca Gagnon
  • Stephanie Galante
  • Mary Dillon Galbraith
  • Michael Gale
  • Cameron Gallucci
  • Carlos Gamez
  • Corinne Garrison
  • Martella Gastel
  • Carolyn Gellner
  • carolyn sue gentry
  • Patricia Gibbons
  • melvin gibby
  • Mary E. Gibson
  • Pamela Gilbert
  • Terrence A. Glassman
  • Michael Glover
  • Suzanne and Edward Goewert
  • Robert Golden
  • Andrea Gomez
  • Joan Good
  • Robert D. Good
  • Janet Goroff
  • Constance Graham
  • Gary Grant
  • Mark E Granville
  • Pam Gray
  • Marcia A Gray
  • Donna Greenwell
  • Christian Grenier
  • Dr. Barbara B. Grissett
  • Renee Groesbeck
  • Tom Grothus, US Citizen, Seattle
  • Patrick Guilfoyle
  • Gretchen Guinn
  • Joan Gullander

I

  • Kelly Irwin
  • Sandra Isdell

J

  • Susanna Kodlick Jackson
  • Gail Jackson
  • Suzette Jacobs
  • carol Jacobs
  • Anna Jacus
  • marie-odile jain
  • Diane James
  • sherri james
  • Katherine C. James
  • Adilson Jardim
  • Janice L. Feinberg, PharmD, JD
  • Jeanette
  • Anabell Jensen
  • Harriette Jensen
  • Ceri Jensen
  • Ed Jocz
  • P. Johansen
  • Geralyn C. Johnson
  • Bonita K Johnson
  • Linda Johnson
  • K. K. Johnson
  • Marc C. Johnson
  • Geralyn Johnson
  • Katherine J Johnson
  • Michael Johnson
  • Timothy Johnston
  • Brenda Jones
  • Neal Jones
  • Holly Jones
  • Vicky Jones
  • Dr. Rebekah Jorgensen
  • Marion Just

K

  • David Karp
  • KATMILLER
  • Ben Katz
  • Matthew Kauffman
  • Stephanie Kaupp
  • Ray Keeling
  • Keianndra
  • Erik Keith
  • Joseph Kellogg
  • Rin Kelly
  • Michael Kemper
  • robin kempskie
  • Bobby Kennedy
  • K. Kerr
  • Jean Ketcham
  • Asif Khan
  • Patrick Kiernan
  • Kim Kilgore
  • Sandra King
  • Gregg D. Kirchner
  • Gary Kleinman
  • Tony Kleu
  • Randy Kliewer
  • Norma Kline
  • Kimberly M. Koenig
  • Patricia Koren
  • Roy Koshy
  • Karl Kosmo
  • Anita Kowalisyn
  • Mrs. Sharon Kramer

L

  • Deborah Lackowitz
  • Neil Lageson
  • Kathryn Langeder
  • William E Langlois III
  • Leonid Lantsman
  • Linda Lapoint
  • Jeffrey Laurich
  • Peter Lauterbach
  • Bill Lavery
  • Margaret A Lawson
  • Mia Lee
  • Lisa Leipus
  • Meghan Lyn Lempa
  • Peter R Leon
  • Jack Leonard
  • Ron Leslie
  • Dara Lestrade
  • Stephen R. Levinthal
  • John S. Lewis
  • Ruth Lewis
  • liendi
  • Laura Lima
  • Donovan Von Lindern
  • Mr. Glen Lindsey
  • Lee Lipsey
  • Deborah J Lipsitz
  • Jack Litewka
  • Sara Little
  • John A. Van Loan
  • Jason Locke
  • Chris Lokan
  • Amanda Lounsbury
  • Margaret Steiner Luey
  • Alex Luke
  • Esther Lumsdon
  • Theodore P Lundgren
  • Brian C. Lynch
  • Adam Lynn

M

  • Ruth and Andy Maass
  • Frank Macaluso
  • Bill MacLean
  • Dr Eileen Macmillan
  • Kathleen Madrid
  • Kelly Mahoney
  • Courtney Malecki
  • TANIA J MALVEN
  • Sylvia Mandel
  • Michael Mannion
  • Chris Mante
  • Antonio Maratea
  • Mark
  • Faith Markle
  • MARJORIE MARLIN
  • Robert Marshall
  • Anne H. Marshall
  • LEON Martin
  • Patricia Martini
  • Renée M. Martínez
  • Keith Mathews
  • Jerry Mawhorter
  • Louise Maxwell
  • Henry Mayers
  • Leah Mayhew-Leah
  • Elizabeth Mayo
  • Robert Mazur
  • Cathryn McAlister
  • Emily McBride
  • Dennis P McBride
  • Kevin Taylor McCauley
  • Janet McClure
  • Arden McConnell
  • Al McCoskey
  • Barbara McDonald
  • Steven K. McDowell
  • Tim McElwee
  • Jarlath McGuckin
  • Fiona McOwan
  • Erik McWilliams
  • Janet Meadows
  • Richard K. Means
  • Rita Meehan
  • Carrie Meharg
  • Stephen Melde
  • carl merena
  • Dr. Kenneth Merena
  • Matthew L Merritt
  • Mark Messing
  • Brian Meyers
  • Kip michella
  • CHARLES MIEREK
  • Ms Terry Miller
  • Michael Miller
  • Richard L. Miller
  • Sherlynn Miller
  • James Misenko
  • Andrew Epoy Montemayor
  • Milford C. Montrose
  • Rita Moore, PhD
  • Andrew Moore
  • C. Moore
  • Felipe Morales
  • Susan Morgan
  • William A Morgan
  • Phillip La Morgia
  • Dan Morley
  • Charles A. Morris
  • Virginia Morris
  • Angela Mountain
  • MS
  • Jean muirhead
  • Jesse Munoz
  • Valerie Muroki
  • C M Murphey
  • Linda S Murphy
  • Dacia Murphy
  • Arleen Murphy
  • Howard Muson
  • Suzanne E Myers

N

  • Ken n
  • Curtis Neishloss
  • D.M. Nelson
  • Cindy L Nelson
  • Roy Nemerson
  • susan neumann
  • Chris Nevin
  • Julie Newland
  • Sarah Newman
  • Bonnie Ngo
  • Michael J Nicastro
  • Caroline Nicholl
  • Nick Nickerson
  • Douglas Nightengale
  • Sonia Nixon
  • Lou Novacheck
  • Reita Warner Duke Novkov

O

  • Justin O’Brien
  • Kevin O’Connor
  • Gary R O’Connor
  • John O’Connor
  • Elizabeth O’Dear
  • Marilyn J Oakes-Greenspan LICSW
  • Lance Ofenloch
  • Mojubaolu Okome
  • Deb Olsen
  • William Ortiz
  • oscar
  • Joyce Otterstrom
  • Rebecca Overmyer-Velazquez
  • Dan O’Hare

T

  • Martha Thompson
  • Margaret Tatum
  • Michael Taylor
  • Duncan Temple
  • MILTON THOMAS
  • Steven Thomas
  • David A. Thomas
  • Dorothy Thompson
  • Anne M Throop
  • Christopher Tidmarsh
  • Jimmy Tobias, Reporter
  • Maureen Todd
  • Debra L. Torres
  • Mr. John Tovar
  • Joyce Townsend-concerned citizen and registered voter
  • Kevin Treadway
  • Connie Treadway
  • Dale Trethaway
  • Joseph Troiani
  • William Tucker
  • Grant W. Turner
  • Marilou Turrentine

P

  • Judith Pacht
  • Barbara Palmer
  • Daniel Panek
  • Alan Papscun
  • Lucinda Paramore
  • Bonnie Parker
  • A. Patriot
  • Andrea M. Paul
  • Catherine Pavlov
  • Laurie M Pearl
  • G Pearman
  • Jean Pedelty
  • Donald Penzie
  • Paris Pepoon
  • Leslie Peralta
  • Avery Perez
  • Mark Peterson
  • Cesslie Joy Pharr
  • Robert Piazza
  • DOUGLAS M. PIERRE
  • Nancy Pivarunas
  • Steve Plowman
  • Jeffrey Plunkett
  • Richard Podlesnik
  • KE Poels
  • Arthur R. Pope
  • Steven Poretzky
  • Gretchen Porter
  • Maja Porzucek
  • Dawn Posey
  • Erin Potsch
  • Debra Powell
  • Elena Powers
  • Juan C. Prado
  • Priyanka Pramanik
  • Trey Presnell
  • Christopher B. Preu
  • Damir Price
  • Connie Price
  • Ross Pumfrey
  • Roger S. Py Jr.

Q

  • Robert Qua
  • James De Quattro
  • Laura Quigg

R

  • Torsten Raagaard
  • John Ramey
  • Amy R. Ramos
  • Tom Ramsay
  • Brett Randolph
  • Ann Raynolds
  • Carol Ream
  • Rawlin Redfield
  • Mary Reed
  • Suzanne Regalado
  • Lauro Reveles
  • Linda Rex
  • RICHARD C. RHODES
  • Scott Ribbons
  • Ronald Ricklefs
  • Michael Ridley
  • Fred Rilling
  • Linda Rizzuto
  • David T Roberts
  • Robin
  • Jane H. Robinson
  • Phillip Robinson
  • Alice Rodgers
  • Lisa Rodilosso
  • Regina Rodolico
  • Herman Rodrigo
  • Lori Lane Rodriguez
  • Carolyn Rondthaler
  • susan rosen
  • Robert J. Roth
  • Cheryl Rowton
  • Laura J Ruede
  • Robert William Ruedisueli II
  • Diana Rummel-High

S

  • Daniel Saccardi
  • Randy Sailer
  • Dr. Daniella Saltz
  • John Sanders
  • Maura Sandoval
  • Ken Sanford
  • John Schellenger
  • Erling Schmidt
  • Donna M Schmitt
  • Walter J Schmitt
  • Derrick Schnur
  • Rev. Diana F. Scholl
  • Justin Schroeder
  • Katherine Schubart
  • Michelle J. Schwartz, U.S. Citizen & Voter
  • Wanda Schwerer
  • Miranda Scott
  • JOHN SEAMON
  • Francisco Segura
  • Mr Yin Sein
  • Varun Sethi
  • GERMANA SEVCENCO
  • Ron SHAFFER
  • Ken Shaffer
  • Leslie Shampaine
  • Alan Shapiro
  • Sterling Sharp
  • Linda and Jeff Sheldon
  • Leslie Sheridan
  • Barry Shinehouse
  • Kathryn L Shoemaker
  • E. Shojinaga
  • James Van Sickle
  • Elizabeth Siegel
  • Peter Sills
  • Paulo Silveira
  • Carol Simon
  • Kristine Simons
  • Jane Simpson
  • Neil Sjoholm
  • Joseph Skalecki
  • Melinda Skinner
  • Marilyn Smeraglio
  • K.A. Smith
  • Stephen Smith
  • L SMITH
  • Graham N Smith
  • Christopher Smith
  • John Smith
  • Amy Smith
  • Steven P. Smith
  • DeWayne E. Smoot
  • D. P. Smyth
  • Barbara Snowberger
  • Elissa Snyder
  • Nancy Snyder
  • Philippa Sonnichsen
  • Devorah Soodak
  • Gerald Stafford
  • Fred Stanback
  • Karen Steffenhagen
  • Larry Stem
  • Jane Stenger
  • Diane Stepro
  • Peggy Stewart
  • Paul Martin Stillman, Esquire
  • Candace Stolley
  • Dorothy A. Strickland
  • Mark R. Strickler, EdD
  • Catharine Stringfellow
  • Kimberly Stronczek
  • Jean M. Stuckemeyer
  • Jean M Stuckemeyer
  • Jennifer S Stull
  • P. Sturm
  • Steven Sugarman
  • Bruce A Summitt
  • Rita Swartz
  • Rita Swift

U

  • Justin Uribe

V

  • Carla J Valentine
  • Colleen Vallese
  • Michael R. Vanderpool
  • Ina Vandevert
  • Heinz Vergin
  • Jennifer Laskey VerPlanck
  • Christina Vigil
  • Keith D Vogt
  • David Vsught

W

  • John W
  • STUART VON WALD
  • Stefanie Walker
  • Jonathan Walker
  • Antuan Walker
  • Dr. Robert Walling
  • James A. Walrath
  • Ditra Walsh
  • Greg Walton
  • ANN E WALTON
  • Ronald A. Waltz
  • Valerie Ward
  • Deborah Warren
  • Sarah Warren
  • William Gregory Wathen
  • Virginia Watson
  • Melissa G. Weaver
  • Drew Webb
  • Michael Webber
  • elyette weinstein
  • Steve Weiss
  • Judith Weiss
  • Susan J Weiswasser
  • Cody Welmerburg
  • john west
  • Jeff Wheeler
  • Inge Whitaker
  • James Whitehead
  • Nancy Whitmer
  • William Wilburn
  • Mary B Williams
  • Daniel Williams
  • Terrie C Williams
  • Charles Williamson
  • g. willis
  • Walter Willstead
  • Jackie Wilson
  • Lindsey Wilson
  • Christine Winslow
  • Jerry A. Wisz
  • Judith Wofford
  • Robin Wolfe
  • Robert M. Wood JR
  • James Wright

Y

  • J. W. Yarbrough ~ Texas, USA
  • Jon Michael Yeager

Z

  • Ira Zadikow
  • James E. Zasowski
  • Loren Zelmer
  • Monica Zhong
  • Olivier Zimmermann
  • Orrin Zirbel
  • Kendal Zotter

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