Communications regarding WO Office (Jack Lew)

Alex Richardson filed this request with the Internal Revenue Service of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

F15106-0082

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Alex Richardson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All communications with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and his staff including the keywords "Jane Kim," "Jane J. Kim," "Black Liquor," "Synfuel," "Whistleblower," "Whistleblowing," "IRS WO," or "Tax Evasion."

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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,

Alex Richardson

From: Higley Denise

Alex Richardson,

Mr. Richardson, I am in receipt of your 10 Freedom of Information Act requests dated April 16, 2015, seeking documents between IRS and 10 different members of congress. Your requests list specific key words such as Whistleblower, Whistleblowing, etc. Before processing can continue on these requests I need a specific time frame of the documents you seek. For example, "documents received in calendar year 2014".

Also, I would like your permission to combine all 10 FOIA requests and provide you one response to all 10 requests. Please let me know if this would be acceptable to you.

Please respond by close of business Thursday, April 23, 2015. If I do not receive an email response from you by then, I will close all 10 of the requests without taking any further action.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

Denise Higley
Policy Analyst
HQ Disclosure Office FOIA
M/S 7000
1973 N Rulon White Blvd
Ogden, UT 84404
801-620-7638

From: Alex Richardson

Hello Ms. Higley,

Rolling the requests into one is acceptable. I had made them separately so that I could get documents as you found them, but if it's a lot simpler for you to process one, that's no big deal.

As for time frame, I would like to specify the period from Jan. 1, 2014, to the receipt of this request. You're most likely to find relevant communications starting in October if there are any, but best to play it safe.

Thanks for the quick response, feel free to reach out if you need anything else.

Best,
Alex Richardson

From: Alex Richardson

P.S. I will be shutting off auto-follow ups for my other nine requests via the MuckRock system. Each request has a unique email address - please address any further communications to this address.

From: Higley Denise

Alex,

Thank you for your quick response to my email. I appreciate your cooperation.

Denise Higley
Policy Analyst
HQ Disclosure Office FOIA
M/S 7000
1973 N Rulon White Blvd
Ogden, UT 84404
801-620-7638

From: Internal Revenue Service

An interim response, stating the request has been delayed

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 April 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Higley Denise

Good Morning Mr. Richardson,

We are still processing your request. An extension letter was mailed to you May 13, 2015, extending the response date to June 26, 2015.

Thank You

Denise Higley
Policy Analyst
HQ Disclosure Office FOIA
M/S 7000
1973 N Rulon White Blvd
Ogden, UT 84404
801-620-7638

From: Alex Richardson

Hi Ms. Higley,

No problem! Our system automatically sends out follow up emails on a monthly basis, so you may get one more before June 26. Please just consider it a reminder, nothing more.

Best,
Alex Richardson

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 April 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15106-0082.

Thank you for your help.

From: Internal Revenue Service

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

From: Internal Revenue Service

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

From: Internal Revenue Service

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