Department Spending at Trump Properties (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

Elijah Kaplan filed this request with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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Multi Request Department Spending at Trump Properties


From: Elijah Kaplan

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents, of any type whatsoever, regarding any department spending at any of the following properties:

1. Trump Winery / Trump Vineyard Estates
3550 Blenheim Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902

2. Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago
401 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

3. Mar-a-Lago Club
1100 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

4. Trump Grande Sunny Isles
18101 Collins Ave, North Miami Beach, FL 33160

5. Trump Towers Sunny Isles
15901 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
15811 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

6. Trump International Hotel Las Vegas
2000 Fashion Show Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

7. Trump International Hotel Waikiki
223 Saratoga Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815

8. Trump National Golf Course Bedminster
900 Lamington Rd, Bedminster Township, NJ 07921

9. Trump National Jupiter Golf Club
115 Eagle Tree Ter, Jupiter, FL 33477

10. Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C.
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

11. Trump Parc Stamford
1 Broad St, Stamford, CT 06901

12. 555 California St, San Francisco, CA 94104

13. Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles
1 Trump National Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

14. Tishman Building
666 Fifth Avenue,New York, NY 10019

15. Trump National Golf Club Charlotte
120 Trump Sq, Mooresville, NC 28117

16. Trump SoHo (renamed The Dominick)
246 Spring St, New York, NY 10013

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.


Elijah Kaplan


Good afternoon Mr. Kaplan:

I work for the Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas. We will be working to provide answers to your FOIA request, however we need some areas clarified before we can proceed, as in its current form it is very broad. Specifically, we need a window of time that you would like us to research, for example, "2012 to present." We will have this request on hold and once we hear back from you we can move ahead. Thank you.

Aaron Sudholt (Contractor)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Financial Services Center
(512) 386-2134


Dear Mr. Kaplan:

This letter acknowledges receipt of your electronic Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) dated March 17, 2018, in which you are requesting "all documents, of any type whatsoever, regarding any department spending at 16 of Trump's properties."

The FOIA Service received your request on March 19, 2018, and assigned it FOIA tracking number 18-05893-F. Please refer to this number when communicating with the VA about this request.

The records you requested are maintained at the Financial Services Center. Your request has been referred to Mr. Aaron Sudholt at the following address:

Department of Veterans of Affairs
Financial Services Center
Attn: Aaron Sudholt
1615 Woodward Street
Austin, TX 78772
Office: (512) 386-2134

Questions regarding the status of your request should be directed to Mr. Sudholt.

We appreciate your interest in the VA. If you have any further questions concerning this letter, you may contact Ms. Barbara Brown at (202) 632-7382.


Barbara J. Brown
Government Information Specialist, FOIA Service
Office of Privacy, Quality, Privacy, and Risk (QPR)
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202-632-7382 (Telephone)
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Good afternoon again Mr. Kaplan:

I wanted to re-initiate this request for information and to let you know that once we have your response, we can proceed. We also need the names of the employees you are looking for as well. We do not have a unique identifier in our system that indicates who is and isn't a political appointee. Please let us know as soon as you can and we will continue. If I do not hear from you by Monday, I will re-send this request via U.S. mail. Thank you.

Aaron Sudholt (Contractor)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Financial Services Center
(512) 386-2134


Good afternoon Mr. Kaplan:

Due to a lack of response from your organization on our clarification requests, we have closed this FOIA. Thank you and have a good weekend.

Aaron Sudholt (Contractor)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Financial Services Center
(512) 386-2134