Communications re FOIA from Trump administration

Brandon Smith filed this request with the Office of Government Information Services of the United States of America.

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Communications

From: Brandon Smith

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 regarding the Freedom of Information Act, directed to any member of your agency, and coming from the executive administration offices of Donald J. Trump (including any Executive branch office, or headed by appointees of Mr. Trump). The date range of this request is January 15, 2017 to the date of this request.

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,

Brandon Smith

From: foia@nara.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2811e9594)
* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2017-000374
* Requester Name: Brandon Smith
* Date Submitted: 03/13/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Office of Government Information Services, Attn: NARA Office of General Counsel This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: Any and all communications regarding the Freedom of Information Act, directed to any member of your agency, and coming from the executive administration offices of Donald J. Trump (including any Executive branch office, or headed by appointees of Mr. Trump). The date range of this request is January 15, 2017 to the date of this request. 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, Brandon Smith

From: foia@nara.gov

8601 Adelphi Road Room 3110
College Park, MD 20740-6001

Brandon Smith MuckRock
DEPT MR 34792
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

March 16, 2017 Re:  Freedom of Information Act Request NGC17-254
Dear Mr. Smith:
This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated March 13, 2017. Your request was assigned FOIAonline tracking number NARA-NGC-2017-000374, and the above internal tracking number.  In your request to the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) you seek, “Any and all communications regarding Freedom of Information Act, directed to any member of your agency, and coming from the executive administration offices of Donald J. Trump (including Executive branch office, or headed by appointees of Mr. Trump).  The date range of this request is January 15, 2017 to the date of this request.”
Please note that OGIS is an office within the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and therefore your request would be processed in the Office of General Counsel.  A search was conducted in the staff email and correspondence files and no records were located.
This completes the processing of your request.
If you are not satisfied with our action on this request, you have the right to file an administrative appeal within ninety (90) calendar days from the date of this letter via regular U.S. mail or email.  By filing an appeal, you preserve your rights under FOIA and give the agency a chance to review and reconsider your request and the agency’s decision.  If you submit your appeal in writing, please address it to the Deputy Archivist of the United States (ND), National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740.  Both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.”  If you submit your appeal by e-mail please send it to FOIA@nara.gov, also addressed to the Deputy Archivist of the United States. Please be sure to explain why you believe this response does not meet the requirements of the FOIA.  All correspondence should reference your case tracking number NGC17-254 or NARA-NGC-2017-000374.
If you would like to discuss our response before filing an appeal to attempt to resolve your dispute without going through the appeals process, you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison Gary M. Stern for assistance at:
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
College Park, MD 20740-6001
(301) 837-1750
garym.stern@nara.gov
If you are unable to resolve your FOIA dispute through our FOIA Public Liaison, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), the Federal FOIA Ombudsman’s office, offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies. The contact information for OGIS is:
Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road–OGIS
College Park, MD 20740-6001
ogis@nara.gov
ogis.archives.gov
202-741-5770
1-877-684-6448
Sincerely,
JOSEPH A. SCANLON
FOIA Officer
Office of General Counsel
(301) 837-0583 joseph.scanlon@nara.gov (mailto:joseph.scanlon@nara.gov)

From: Brandon Smith

Hi Mr. Stern.

Thanks so much for your help with this request.

Sincerely,
Brandon Smith

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