David H. Laufman (Chief Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division)

Taylor Amarel filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General of the United States of America.
Tracking #

DOJ-2018-006298

Due July 25, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Taylor Amarel


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All emails sent to, from, or copied to David H. Laufman (Chief Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division) from January 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017 containing any of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings: "EB-5", "Wikileaks", "Amarel", "Whistleblower", or "Assange".

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,

Taylor Amarel

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

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=090004d2819a4d71)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2018-006298
* Requester Name: Taylor Amarel
* Date Submitted: 06/27/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: foia request

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Dear Taylor Amarel:

I am contacting you in regards to the above-referenced FOIA request you submitted via Muckrock.com on June 26, 2018. In your request you state that you are seeking "All emails sent to, from, or copied to David H. Laufman (Chief Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division) from January 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017 containing any of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings: "EB-5", "Wikileaks", "Amarel", "Whistleblower", or "Assange."

You directed your request to the Office of the Attorney General and it has been received by the Office of Information Policy of the United States Department of Justice, which processes Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act requests for records it maintains as well as records maintained by the Offices of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, Associate Attorney General, Public Affairs, Legislative Affairs, and Legal Policy.

As such, if this Office were to process your request and conduct a search for responsive records, it would only result in any emails sent by David H. Laufman to the Office of the Attorney General and not emails sent by Mr. Laufman elsewhere or emails received by Mr. Laufman.

Please respond to this email to let me know if this was your intent or, alternatively, if you intended to request all emails sent and received by Mr. Laufman? If your intent was the latter, I will route your request to the National Security Division as the DOJ component likely to maintain those records.
Regards,

Samuel J. Dykstra
Attorney-Advisor
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice
(202) 616-5478

From: Taylor Amarel

To whom this may concern,

Apologies for the confusion. It is okay if the search as you described in completed.

"As such, if this Office were to process your request and conduct a search for responsive records, it would only result in any emails sent by David H. Laufman to the Office of the Attorney General and not emails sent by Mr. Laufman elsewhere or emails received by Mr. Laufman."

Thank you for the clarification.

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Taylor Amarel:

Thank you for responding and clarifying your request. This Office will continue to process your request for emails sent by David H. Laufman (Chief Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division) to the Office of the Attorney General, containing the terms you have specified, between January 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017.

If this is not as you understood our conversation below, or if you have any other questions regarding your request, please let me know.

Regards,
-Sam Dykstra

From: Taylor Amarel

Thank you very much, appreciate the assistance.

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

The FOIA request DOJ-2018-006298 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOJ-2018-006298. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: DOJ-2018-006298
* New Tracking Number: DOJ-2018-006298
* Requester Name: Taylor Amarel
* Date Submitted: 07/04/2018
* Long Description: foia request

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