Communication with Senator Lindsey Graham (General Services Administration)

Chris Meller filed this request with the General Services Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 260809
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Chris Meller

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All communication to or from US Senator Lindsey Graham or his representatives since assuming office on January 3, 2003 through November 15, 2013.

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,

Chris Meller

From: GSA FOIA

Good morning Mr. Chris Meller,

We received your request in the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office and assigned control *FOIA I.Q.
number 260809*. Please refer to this number in all future correspondence
concerning this request. We have twenty (20) workdays in which to respond
(excluding Federal Holidays). Based on this, we anticipate response on or
prior to December 18, 2013.

However, it may not always be possible to provide the documents within this
time period. In some cases, we may take an extension and will advise you.
Please be advised that your request may be subject to fees for search,
review and reproduction costs. Should this be the case, you will be given
an estimate of the costs. All estimates are developed in Good Faith and
are based on our reasonable judgment. However, due to the unique nature of
each request and complexity of documents involved, actual costs to search
and review the material may vary. You will be notified of fees, time
frames and any other issues prior to and throughout the process.

Please feel free to contact this office at our Toll Free Number
1-855-675-FOIA or by email at gsa.foia@gsa.gov to inquire about the status
of your request. If you have any concerns regarding the FOIA Requester
Service Center, please contact Mr. Ralph L. Boldt, Public FOIA Liaison
Officer at (202) 501-3094 or by email at Ralph.Boldt@gsa.gov. Thank You!

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Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

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email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
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From: GSA FOIA

Good Afternoon Mr. Meller:

This is an update on your Freedom of Information Act request of November
18, 2013 (GSA FOIA number 260809), in which you requested “ All
communication to or from US Senator Lindsey Graham or his representatives
since assuming office on January 3, 2003 through November 15, 2013.”

We were recently informed from our Office of Chief Information Office
(OCIO) that the Data Pulls for the emails requires additional time.

I would respectfully request an extension in order for these records to be
thoroughly researched & pulled to respond to your subject FOIA. You
should expect a final response by January 17th.

Please advise if this extension is acceptable. I apologize for this delay
and any inconvenience it may cause you. If you have any questions, or need
to obtain a status update, please contact me at 202.329.9361 <404-562-2810> or
via email at hyacinth.perrault@gsa.gov <debra.traylor@gsa.gov>.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of
this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
email and delete and destroy the original email message, and attachments
thereto and all copies thereof.

From: Chris Meller

Thank you for your response. I would be happy to wait until your January estimate, please proceed.

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 Nov. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #260809.

Thank you for your help.

From: GSA FOIA

Good Evening Mr. Meller,

Please accept this email as an update to your FOIA where you requested all
communication to or from US Senator Lindsey Graham or his representatives
since assuming office on January 3, 2003 through November 15, 2013.

At this time, a total of 1,026 pages have been converted from 5 different
files, and now these pages will need to be reviewed and redacted. I would
respectfully ask that the due date be extended to Monday, March 31, 2014.

Additionally, due to the voluminous amount of records, and under GSA's
Management's discretion, we may be able to release the information to you
as it becomes available to our Office.

Please advise if this extension request is acceptable.

I do apologize for this delay and any inconvenience it may cause you. If
you have any additional concerns, feel free to call me at 202.329.9361 for
a status update.

Thank you.

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Respectfully,

Hyacinth Perrault
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of
this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
email and delete and destroy the original email message, and attachments
thereto and all copies thereof.

From: Chris Meller

Thank you for the follow-up. I agree to an extension until March 31st. Please try to release documents as soon as they are reviewed.

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 Nov. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #260809.

Thank you for your help.

From: GSA FOIA

Good Morning Mr. Meller,

Please accept this email as an update to your FOIA where you requested all
communication to or from US Senator Lindsey Graham or his representatives
since assuming office on January 3, 2003 through November 15, 2013.

At this time, it is presently under the official review and redaction
process.

I would respectfully ask that the due date be extended to Wednesday, April
30th.
Additionally, due to the voluminous amount of records, and under GSA's
Management's discretion, we may be able to release the information to you
as it becomes available to our Office.

Please advise if this extension request is acceptable.

I do apologize for this delay and any inconvenience it may cause you. If
you have any additional concerns, feel free to call me at 202.329.9361 for
a status update.
Thank you.

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Respectfully,

Hyacinth Perrault
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of
this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
email and delete and destroy the original email message, and attachments
thereto and all copies thereof.

From: Chris Meller

I accept the April 30th extension. Please release documents as they become available.

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 Nov. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #260809.

Thank you for your help.

From: GSA FOIA

Good Afternoon Mr. Meller:

Please accept this email as an update to your FOIA where you requested the
following information:

*"**All communication to or from US Senator Lindsey Graham or his
representatives since assuming office on **January 3, 2003 through November
15, 2013**."*

As a follow up to my March 12th email, the responsive documents continue to
be in the official review and redaction process. A total of *1,026 *pages
are under our redaction process. We are one third into the redaction
process as of today, April 21, 2014.

As soon as the redaction process is complete and the final concurrence is
obtained, we will release the final response and responsive documents to
you.

We thank you for your continued patience during the processing of your
request. Please feel free to contact this office at our Toll Free Number
1-855-675-FOIA or by email at gsa.foia@gsa.gov to inquire about the status
of your request.

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Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of
this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
email and delete and destroy the original email message, and attachments
thereto and all copies thereof.

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 Nov. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #260809.

Thank you for your help.

From: GSA FOIA

Good Afternoon Mr. Meller:

Please accept this email as an update to your FOIA where you requested the
following information: All communication to or from US Senator Lindsey
Graham or his representatives since assuming office on **January 3, 2003
through November 15, 2013.

As a follow up to my April 21st email, the responsive documents are now in
the official concurrence process and once this is completed, we will
release the responsive documents to you.

We thank you for your continued patience during the processing of your
FOIA, and apologize for the inconvenience this delay is causing you.

Respectfully,

Hyacinth Perrault
GSA, FOIA Requester Service Center

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Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of
this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
email and delete and destroy the original email message, and attachments
thereto and all copies thereof.

From: GSA FOIA

Good Afternoon Mr. Meller:

Please accept this email as an update to your FOIA where you requested the
following information: All communication to or from US Senator Lindsey
Graham or his representatives since assuming office on **January 3, 2003
through November 15, 2013.

As a follow up to my April 21st email, the responsive documents are now in
the official concurrence process and once this is completed, we will
release the responsive documents to you.

We thank you for your continued patience during the processing of your
FOIA, and apologize for the inconvenience this delay is causing you.

Respectfully,

Hyacinth Perrault
GSA, FOIA Requester Service Center

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Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of
this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
email and delete and destroy the original email message, and attachments
thereto and all copies thereof.

From: GSA FOIA

Good Afternoon Mr. Meller:

Please accept this email as an update to your FOIA where you requested the
following information: All communication to or from US Senator Lindsey
Graham or his representatives since assuming office on **January 3, 2003
through November 15, 2013.

As a follow up to my April 21st email, the responsive documents are now in
the official concurrence process and once this is completed, we will
release the responsive documents to you.

We thank you for your continued patience during the processing of your
FOIA, and apologize for the inconvenience this delay is causing you.

Respectfully,

Hyacinth Perrault
GSA, FOIA Requester Service Center

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Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of
this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
email and delete and destroy the original email message, and attachments
thereto and all copies thereof.

From: GSA FOIA

Dear Mr. Meller:

This is in response to your U.S. General Services Administration Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) request (GSA number 260809), dated November 18,
2013, in which you requested “all communication to or from US Senator
Lindsey Graham or his representatives since assuming office on January 3,
2003 through November 15, 2013.”

Please find the enclosed documents in response to your request. In
processing your request, we withheld the telephone numbers, personal
addresses, purely personal discussions, and physical signatures of
officials found in letters. This is done in accordance with the sixth
exemption of FOIA, 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(6), as public disclosure of this
information would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal
privacy.

Moreover, we withheld the DUNS numbers and budget information pursuant to
5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(4), as this is commercial or financial information that
is privileged or confidential.

In addition, all floor plans and other security information has been
withheld pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(7)(f), as this information could
reasonably be expected to endanger the life or physical safety of people.

You have the right to appeal the denial of the information withheld. To do
so, you must write within 120 days of your receipt of this letter to:

U.S. General Services Administration

FOIA Requester Service Center (H1C)

1800 F Street, NW, Room 7308

Washington, DC 20405

Your appeal should contain a brief statement of the reasons why you believe
the requested information should be released. Enclose a copy of your
initial request and a copy of this letter. Both the appeal letter and
envelope should be marked prominently, "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

Should you have any further questions regarding this FOIA, please
contact Travis
Lewis, FOIA Program Manager at 202.365.8297 or by email at
Travis.Lewis@gsa.gov.

Sincerely,

*Travis Lewis*
FOIA Program Manager

Enclosures

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this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
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