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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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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.

These documents must see the light of day. We are working with MuckRock, a nonprofit news site that helps make government documents more transparent, to create an online petition for the disclosure of these emails. Please join us.

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