Judicial Watch Sues State Department for John Kerry’s Calendars and Travel Costs as Biden Climate Envoy
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State for details of climate envoy John Kerry’s office, including his calendars, the identities of its staff members and its cost of his travel (Judicial Watch Inc. V. U.S. Department of State ((No. 1:22-cv-02844).
Judicial Watch filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the State Department failed to respond adequately to a July 31, 2022, FOIA request for:
- Copies of all records concerning individual authorizations for and the costs of John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, for any official travel from January 21, 2021, to present. This request includes any reimbursement amounts the government paid to Mr. Kerry.
- All calendar or calendar entries for John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, whether made by him personally or on his behalf from January 21, 2021, to present. Request calendars, if possible, be produced in a format that includes invitees, notes, and attachments. This request includes not only Microsoft Outlook calendars, but any calendar, electronic or paper, used in the execution of government business.
- Copies of all organizational charts for the Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, including any sub organizations, reflecting names and/or position titles of each individual in those positions. Judicial Watch does not object to the redaction of contact information (telephone numbers/emails) for any employee listed in the organizational chart(s).
“The American people have a right to know what John Kerry is up to, what we’re paying to fly him around the world, and who we pay to actually work for him,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.