|Submitted||June 1, 2018|
|Due||June 29, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
All emails sent to, from, or copied to: Ben Carson, from January 1, 2016 to Present Day containing any of the following non-case-sensitive key-string "liberals", "kushner", "Giuliani", "Mastroianni", "Elliott Broidy", "Mark Siffin", "George Nader", "Erik Prince", "alias", "FOIA", "Israel" or "whistleblower". After conducting a search to determine how many email records exist, if these records are too cumbersome to go through, please let me know the total number of records for the time period requested and I may desire to modify my request to limit the keywords or timeframe.
You may exclude emails that may be classified as newsletters, junk, or spam.
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.
I attempted to send this acknowledgement letter to Ms. Taylor Amarel but the email address wasn't valid.
Can you ensure this acknowledgement letter gets to her?
Thank you, I appreciate the update. I look forward to receiving the documents. Best,
You submitted a request to HUD asking for "all emails to, from, or copies to Ben Carson, from January 1, 2016, to present day containing any of the following keywords: liberals OR Kushner OR Giuliani OR mastroianni OR "Elliott Brody" OR "Mark Siffin" OR "George Nader" OR "Erik Prince" OR alias OR foia OR Israel OR whistleblower, from January 1, 2016, to June 4, 2018."
The request has been assigned identifier 18-FI-HQ--01635.
Your request is still being searched via HUD's electronic database.
A response will be sent to you once search and review is completed.
Thank you, I appreciate the update.
You are quite welcome
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 1, 2018. 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.
Your request asks for emails of a HUD employees. It requires utilization of the Department's eDiscovery tool for a search for responsive records. The Department's eDiscovery tool is contracted with a third-party. The system utilized by this contractor auto-assigns a collection date on a first-in-first-out basis, and is capable of collecting records for a set number of custodians per day. As a result, the Department does not maintain direct control over the collection process and cannot alter the scheduled collection date for a particular request.
Given the high volume of requests for eDiscovery searches, the third-party system is operating at capacity with a significant backlog. Once the record collection has been completed, responsive records will be delivered to the FOIA Branch for review. At that time, we will work diligently to finalize your request as quickly as possible.