50 More Fun Words (2018) (United States Secret Service)

Emma Best filed this request with the United States Secret Service of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Multi Request 50 More Fun Words (2018)
Due July 12, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of emails sent to or from either the director's office (or equivalent) as well as their chief of staff (or equivalent) and executive director (or equivalent) containing any of the following 50 (non-case sensitive) words between 1 January 2018 and the present:

1. damn
2. damnit
3. goddamn
4. goddam
5. goddammit
6. webcomic
7. hurt
8. accuse
9. accused
10. allege
11. alleges
12. alleged
13. disgrace
14. disgraced
15. worry
16. worries
17. worried
18. lost
19. perjury
20. perjured
21. lie
22. lies
23. lied
24. 1001
25. 1621
26. game
27. marijuana
28. drug
29. activist
30. activists
31. riot
32. soda
33. reward
34. prize
35. save
36. kill
37. decimate
38. punish
39. punishment
40. penalize
41. penalized
42. shred
43. wipe
44. erase
45. delete
46. bastard
47. bitch
48. bitched
49. bitching
50. dessert

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: United States Secret Service

Submitted on Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:40
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Title:
First Name: Emma
Middle Initial:
Last Name: Best
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Email Address: requests@muckrock.com
Country: United States
Address 1: MuckRock News DEPT MR 75260
Address 2: 411A Highland Ave
City: Somerville
State: Massachusetts
Zip Code: 02144
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Please describe the records you are seeking as clearly and precisely as
possible:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following
records:

Copies of emails sent to or from either the director's office (or equivalent)
as well as their chief of staff (or equivalent) and executive director (or
equivalent) containing any of the following 50 (non-case sensitive) words
between 1 January 2018 and the present:

1. damn
2. damnit
3. goddamn
4. goddam
5. goddammit
6. webcomic
7. hurt
8. accuse
9. accused
10. allege
11. alleges
12. alleged
13. disgrace
14. disgraced
15. worry
16. worries
17. worried
18. lost
19. perjury
20. perjured
21. lie
22. lies
23. lied
24. 1001
25. 1621
26. game
27. marijuana
28. drug
29. activist
30. activists
31. riot
32. soda
33. reward
34. prize
35. save
36. kill
37. decimate
38. punish
39. punishment
40. penalize
41. penalized
42. shred
43. wipe
44. erase
45. delete
46. bastard
47. bitch
48. bitched
49. bitching
50. dessert

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and
this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me
of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the
request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if
not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business
days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

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I am willing to pay fees for this request up to the amount of: $: 1
Select from the list below: A representative of the news media seeking
information as part of a news gathering effort and not for commercial use.
I request a waiver of all fees for this request.: I request a waiver of all
fees for this request.
Please provide an explanation for your request for a fee waiver:
I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have
previously
written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over
100,000
readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the
People,
Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable
expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well
established. In
addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available
through
non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist
non-profit MuckRock,
disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to
this, a great
deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the
government itself.
As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this
particular
subject in advance.
Further, case law states that “proof of the ability to disseminate the
released information
to a broad cross- section of the public is not required.” Judicial Watch,
Inc. v. Dep’t of
Justice, 365 F.3d 1108, 1126 (D.C. Cir. 2004); see Carney v. U.S. Dep’t of
Justice, 19 F.
3d 807, 814-15 (2d Cir. 1994). Further, courts have held that "qualified
because it also
had “firm” plans to “publish a number of . . . ‘document sets’”
concerning United States
foreign and national security policy." Under this criteria, as well, I
qualify as a member of
the news media.
Additionally, courts have held that the news media status "focuses on the
nature of the
requester, not its request. The provision requires that the request be
“made by” a
representative of the news media. Id. § 552(a)(4)(A)(ii)(II). A newspaper
reporter, for
example, is a representative of the news media regardless of how much
interest there is
in the story for which he or she is requesting information." As such, the
details of the
request itself are moot for the purposes of determining the appropriate fee
category.
As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting
on it and
making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

Please select and describe in detail if you believe your request warrants
expeditious handling:
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From: United States Secret Service

Dear Requester, Please see the attached letter regarding the status of yourFOIA/PA request.  If you have any questions in regard to this matter,please contact this office at (202) 406-6370. Thank you, Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act Program United States Secret Service 245 Murray Lane, SW, Building T-5 Washington, DC  20223 Phone: (202) 406-6370 Fax: (2020 406-5586 Email: FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV

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