Department of Justice's Deleted Tweets

Muira McCammon filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy of the United States of America.
Tracking # DOJ-2017-001084
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

Communications

From: Muira McCammon

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like copies of all tweets deleted by the Department of Justice (@TheJusticeDept). This would include any tweets sent out on Twitter that were subsequently deleted or kept in draft form from the Twitter account of @TheJusticeDept. This request also would include copies of any e-mails or correspondence regarding the deletion of these tweets.

I am specifically asking for deleted tweets from the the official account of the Department of Justice (@TheJusticeDept) from September 2009 to December 2016. I am also requesting all internal policies, protocols, and written statements regarding the Department of Justice's records keeping guidelines for their Twitter feed.

In order to clarify the scope of the request, please include all cross-references. Please do not limit the search to agency-originated records.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I am writing in my capacity as a journalist whose pieces have appeared in publications including Slate and the Massachusetts Review, and as such, I request a fee waiver.

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,

Muira McCammon

From: Kochurka, Kimberley (OIP)

Attached is this Office's acknowledgment of the above-referenced request.

Kim Kochurka
Government Information Specialist
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice
Kimberley.Kochurka@usdoj.gov <mailto:Kimberley.Kochurka@usdoj.gov>

From: Kochurka, Kimberley (OIP)

Good afternoon,

This email is in response to your inquiry regarding request DOJ-2017-001084. We are still continuing to process this request, and are currently awaiting any potential responsive documents from the Office of Public Affairs. Please let me know if you have any further questions regarding this request.

Thank you,

Kim Kochurka
Office of Information Policy

From: Muira McCammon

Dear Kim Kochurka,

I am truly at a loss as to why there has been no response to my FOIA request, DOJ-2017-001084. Can you elaborate as to the reason for the delay?

Thank you,

Muira McCammon

From: Muira McCammon

Good afternoon, Ms. Kochurka,

I am appealing the Department of Justice's decision to place my request in the "complex track" and classify my request as falling under any degree of "unusual circumstances." I have successfully filed variants of this request with a variety of federal agencies and received prompt responses and responsive documents under the normal time frame of 20 days. One such agency was the Office of Government Ethics' FOIA office. You have not properly explained or justified the reason for the classification of my request and furthermore, your refusal to respond to my multiple follow ups is cause for concern.

I would appreciate a prompt response to this email.

Thank you,

Muira McCammon
muira.n.mccammon@gmail.com
Freelance Journalist with Slate

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