Communication with Brookings, CAP, the Third Way, CSIS and CFR (Commodity Futures Trading Commission)

Brooke Williams filed this request with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-00056-FOIA
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Brooke Williams

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all communication with any and all persons at the following organizations the Brookings Institution, the Center for American Progress, the Third Way, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Council on Foreign Relations.

The time frame for this request is any and all communication from January 1, 2010 to the date this request is fulfilled. I ask that you please include but not limit your search to any and all emails to/from and/or copied with the following domains: brookings.org, cfr.org, americanprogress,org, thirdway.org and csis.org.

In this request, any and all communication includes but is not limited to emails; records documenting phone or in-person meetings, including but not limited to calendar items and meeting notes; faxes; letters; text messages; voicemails and electronic messages. Also in this request, I am seeking any and all communication from all types of accounts used by agency employees and officials for work, including but not limited to personal email account(s) and phone(s).

I ask that you please provide the records as they become available, and where applicable, in their original electronic format. Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions about the scope of this request or the format.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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,

Brooke Williams

From: Lightle, Jacqueline

Dear Brooke Williams/MuckRock News -
Please see the attached correspondence.
Jacqueline E. Lightle, Paralegal
Contractor for LABAT
Supporting the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Office of General Counsel
1155 21 st Street, NW, Washington DC 20581, Tel: 202-418-5131

From: Brooke Williams

Dear Ms. Lightle,

Thank you for your response acknowledging my FOIA request dated February 7 and assigned FOIA tracking number 14-00056. Please don't hesitate to call me at 202-615-3551 with any questions about this request.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,
Brooke

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 Feb. 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-00056-FOIA.

Thank you for your help.

From: Lightle, Jacqueline

Dear Brooke Williams -

At this time, we are experiencing a backlog on all pending FOIA requests. We will however, attempt to process all requests as expeditiously as we can.

If you need further assistance regarding this matter, please feel free to contact Joan Fina, Assistant General Counsel at 202-418-7621 or at jfina@cftc.gov.

Sincerely,
Jacqueline Lightle

Jacqueline E. Lightle, Paralegal
Contractor for LABAT
Supporting the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Office of General Counsel
1155 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20581
Tel: 202.418.5131

From: Lightle, Jacqueline

Dear Brooke Williams -
Please see the attached correspondence.
Sincerely,
Jaqueline Lightle, Paralegal
Contractor for LABAT Supporting the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Office of General Counsel 1155 21 st Street, NW, Washington DC 20581, Tel: 202-418-5131

From: Brooke Williams

Dear Ms. Lightle,

I left you a voice mail today to let you know I am eager to work with you to move forward on this request and receive responsive records. When would be a good time to talk? You can reach me at 202-615-3551.

I look forward to speaking with you.

Thank you,
Brooke

From: Lightle, Jacqueline

Ms. Williams -

On May 2nd I left a voice message for you at your number, (202) 615-3551.
I have not hear back from you. Please contact me as soon as possible to discuss the scope of your request.

Jacqueline E. Lightle, Paralegal
Contractor for LABAT
Supporting the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Office of General Counsel
1155 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20581
Tel: 202.418.5131

From: Brooke Williams

Dear Ms. Lightle,

It was nice talking with you today. Thank you again for your help with this request. As we discussed, I would like to narrow the scope to include Commissioners and staff, as well as anyone in the Office of the Chief Economist. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best,
Brooke

202-615-3551
brookewilliams.dc@gmail.com

From: Commodity Futures Trading Commission

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Commodity Futures Trading Commission

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

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