AG/DOJ response to Leahy letter re: DEA Facebook impersonation

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 16-00377-F
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All correspondence between Attorney General Holder or other senior Justice Department officials and Senator Patrick Leahy in response to the Senator's letter dated October 21, 2014 regarding the impersonation of Sondra Arquiett by a DEA agent on Facebook.

A copy of this letter can be found here: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1341995-leahy-letter-to-holder.html

Given that this FOIA is submitted in my capacity as a journalist who has covered the Department of Justice and law enforcement extensively, I request that I be categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees. Here is a selection of my published articles on social media and law enforcement:

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/apr/06/round-rock-facebook/

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/05/nypd-social-media-policy-allows-catfishing-with-the-proper-paperwork.html

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2014/feb/18/dhs-vancouver-olympics-social-media/

I have also been published in a number of national media outlets on topics including technology used by law enforcement agencies:

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/03/us-marshals-service-conceal-key-details-millions-s/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/27/while-dodging-direct-question-fbi-commits-obama-st/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/27/while-dodging-direct-question-fbi-commits-obama-st/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/12/fbi-and-justice-department-cant-find-drone-privacy/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/jan/22/air-force-knows-how-many-mq-9-drones-it-wants-cant/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/jan/12/how-843-lbs-seized-pot-lead-customs-and-border-pro/

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-us-spent-360-million-on-border-drones-thanks-to-this-flimsy-report

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-air-force-says-it-needs-precisely-52-new-reaper-drones-cant-explain-why

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/do-the-fbis-drones-invade-your-privacy-sorry-thats-private

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/08/big-brother-better-police-work-new-technology-automatically-runs-license-plates-everyone/1qoAoFfgp31UnXZT2CsFSK/story.html

www.betaboston.com/news/2014/03/05/a-vast-hidden-surveillance-network-runs-across-america-powered-by-the-repo-industry/

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2014/12/03/the-pentagon-finally-details-its-weapons-for-cops-giveaway

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/do-the-fbis-drones-invade-your-privacy-sorry-thats-private

https://news.vice.com/article/fbi-agent-who-killed-boston-bombing-suspects-friend-was-twice-accused-of-police-brutality

As the requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com and pertains to a matter of considerable public interest, I further request a full waiver of all fees.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

This FOIA request has yet to receive acknowledgement. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated. If redirection or further clarification is necessary, provision of those details would also be appreciated.

Thank you.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: MRUFOIA Requests

The Mail Referral Unit has reviewed the FOIA request below and is sending it to your office for processing. The request contains information that is specific to your organization. If you have any questions, then please contact Joe Gerstell at (202) 616-1633 or joe.e.gerstell@usdoj.gov<mailto:joe.e.gerstell@usdoj.gov>.

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Shawn Musgrave,

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number EMRUFOIA100215-2.

Thank you,

MRU FOIA

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Good Morning,

Your FOIA request was referred to DEA, FBI and USMS for response. Please follow up to them directly for an updated status to your request. Below is the contact information:

FOIA/PA

Drug Enforcement Administration

Department of Justice

8701 Morrissette Drive

Springfield, VA 22152
(202) 305-7596

FOIA/PA

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Department of Justice

170 Marcel Drive

Winchester, VA 22602
(540) 868-4500

FOIA/PA

United States Marshals Service

Department of Justice

CS-4, 10th Floor

2604 Jefferson Davis Highway

Alexandria, VA 22301
(202) 307-9054

Thanks.

MRU FOIA

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Sir/Madam,

We referred your request to the DOJ component(s) below: you have designated or, based on descriptive information you have provided, to the component(s) most likely to have the records. All future inquiries concerning the status of your request should be addressed to the office(s) listed below:

FOIA/PA
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Department of Justice
170 Marcel Drive
Winchester, VA 22602
(540) 868-4500
foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov>

FOIA/PA
Drug Enforcement Administration
Department of Justice
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA 22152
(202) 305-7596
dea.foia@usdoj.gov<mailto:dea.foia@usdoj.gov>

FOIA/PA
United States Marshals Service
Department of Justice
CS-4, 10th Floor
2604 Jefferson Davis Highway
Alexandria, VA 22301
(202) 307-9054
usms.foia@usdoj.gov<mailto:usms.foia@usdoj.gov>

Thank you,

MRU FOIA

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello all -

Please provide tracking numbers for my request which was referred to you by the Department of Justice. See below and attached.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Robinson, Nancy (USMS)

The USMS has no record of having received this request. We will assign.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Robinson, Nancy (USMS)

Your request is assigned to Angela Chappelle-Brooks. She will provide you with a status.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

Attached is this Office's response to the above-referenced request.

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