|Submitted||May 4, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Records in the possession of the Designated Agency Ethics Official(s). Please provide copies of any emails, consulting notes, counseling notes, or other written records pertaining to political appointees hired since January 20, 2017.
The Center for Media and Democracy is entitled to a fee waiver because it is a news media organization, and because this request for records concerns activities or operations of the government. Disclosure of the requested records will likely increase public understanding of government operations since CMD has the ability and the intention, through the means described below, to effectively convey information contained within the requested records to a broad public audience. Founded in 1993, CMD’s investigative research and reporting has appeared in local and national publications such as the New York Times, the Guardian, and the Washington Post. CMD documents key facts in order to reveal the impact of policies on ordinary people, and has received various awards for its investigative reporting. In addition to using the information from this FOIA request to generate news stories, CMD would distribute information obtained and inform the public at large through various online platforms. CMD publishes information and investigative findings on a near daily basis through CMD’s reporting websites, PRWatch and ExposedbyCMD.
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.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 4, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Please contact Administrative Assistant to the Secretary - Chief Attorney and Legal Services they should be able to assist you, below is their contact information.
Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army
ATTN: FOIA Office
7701 Telegraph Rd. Rm, 150
Alexandria, VA 22315
COMM: (703) 428-6238
Mr. Surgey, attached is the U.S. Army Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) response pertaining to your FOIA request.
Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army/
Records Management & Declassification Agency