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Judicial Watch Sues Energy Department for Documents on Controversial Lobbying Deal by Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen
Contact: Jill Farrell, Judicial Watch, 202-646-5188
  
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy for all records of communications relating to Michael Cohen and the application for a $5 billion federal loan guarantee for the Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Energy (No. 1:18-cv-02208)). Cohen, who was reportedly offered a $10 million "success fee" and paid a monthly retainer for his efforts on behalf of the Alabama nuclear-power project, never registered as a federal lobbyist.

The suit was filed after the Department of Energy failed to respond to an August 22, 2018, FOIA request for:
 
  • All records of communications between the Department of Energy (DOE), including oral communications, and Michael Cohen relating to the loan application for the Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant.
     
  • All records of communications between the DOE and Michael Cohen in relation...

 
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