Border Wall Communications [Army Corps of Engineers]

Rich Jones filed this request with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of the United States of America.
Tracking # FO-17-014300-FA-17-0028, FP-17-010986
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Communications

From: Rich Jones

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all communications (emails, faxes, phone call records, attachments, presentations, reports, spreadsheets, and instant messages) from and to the White House that mention the phrase "border wall", "border fence", "wall", or are otherwise generally related to any existing or proposed physical barricade structures along the U.S.-Mexican border, since President Trump’s inauguration (January 20, 2017) until the date this request is processed. Please limit this request to the office(s) that routinely handle communications between this department and the White House, as well as any offices of department heads that would likely be in direct communication with the White House.

Please also ensure that a copy of this request is properly received and processed by the US Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division in addition to the main headquarters.

An example of a responsive document would be the inter-agency memorandum mentioned in the following news article: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-border-trump-exclusive-idUSKBN14N0TY Please provide a copy of that memo and any other documents that fit the above criteria. Similarly, discussions between the White House and the ACoE were described in this following news article: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/13/politics/donald-trump-mexico-wall-interior-army-corps/ - please provide a copy of those inquiries, responses, and other related documents and/or documents that fit the above criteria.

In the event that the contents of any of the requested documents are classified under Executive Order 13526, I also make the following additional requests:

Pursuant to section 1.2 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the level of classification of this information and its existence/nonexistence.

Pursuant to section 1.3 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific authority which classified this information.

Pursuant to section 1.4 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific classification categories of this information, as well as an identification or description of the damage to national security which the disclosure of this information would produce.

Pursuant to section 1.5 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific duration of time for which this classification will stand.

Pursuant to section 1.6 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting all classification markings about this information, including (1) one of the three classification levels defined in section 1.2 of Executive Order 13526, (2) the identity, by name and position, or by personal identifier, of the original classification authority, (3) the agency and office of origin, if not otherwise evident, (4) declassification instructions, and (5) a concise reason for classification that, at a minimum, cites the applicable classification categories in section 1.4 of Executive Order 13526.

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,

Rich Jones

From: Smith, Mary A HEC

Dear Mr. Jones:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request for any and all communications (emails, faxes, phone call records, attachments,
presentations, reports, spreadsheets and instant messages) from and to the
White House that mention the phrase "border wall", "border fence", "wall", or are
otherwise generally related to any existing or proposed physical barricade structures
along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Your request has been assigned tracking number FP-17-010986. Please be
advised this office is not a repository for documents. Therefore we must determine where
the information you have requested would be located and request a document search
be conducted by the relevant records custodians.

Best regards,

Mary Alice Smith
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
HECSA - Office of Counsel
7701 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22315
703-428-8160 (office)
703-428-7221 (fax)
Mary.A.Smith@usace.army.mil

THIS IS A PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION -ATTORNEY-CLIENT/ATTORNEY WORK-PRODUCT.
DO NOT RELEASE UNDER FOIA.

NOTICE: This email and any attachments constitute non-public information
and may contain legally privileged and confidential information intended
solely for the use of the addressee(s). If you are not the intended
recipient, any reading, dissemination, distribution, copying or other use of
this email, including attachments, is prohibited and may be unlawful. If
you have received this message in error, please delete it, including all
copies and backups, and notify me immediately by telephone at (703) 428-8160
or by email at Mary.A.Smith@usace.army.mil. Thank you.

From: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Smith, Mary A CIV USARMY CEHEC (US)

Dear Mr. Jones:

Please see the attached in response to your FOIA request.

Best regards,

Mary Alice Smith
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
HECSA - Office of Counsel
7701 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22315
703-428-8160 (office)
703-428-7221 (fax)
Mary.A.Smith@usace.army.mil

THIS IS A PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION -ATTORNEY-CLIENT/ATTORNEY WORK-PRODUCT.
DO NOT RELEASE UNDER FOIA.

NOTICE: This email and any attachments constitute non-public information
and may contain legally privileged and confidential information intended
solely for the use of the addressee(s). If you are not the intended
recipient, any reading, dissemination, distribution, copying or other use of
this email, including attachments, is prohibited and may be unlawful. If
you have received this message in error, please delete it, including all
copies and backups, and notify me immediately by telephone at (703) 428-8160
or by email at Mary.A.Smith@usace.army.mil. Thank you.

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