Judicial Watch Sues Energy Department for Documents on Controversial Lobbying Deal by Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen
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...