'Draft'ing Trump

Carlos Gamez filed this request with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget of the United States of America.
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From: Carlos Gamez

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I request all draft regulations (e.g. Executive Orders) and speeches written and edited by anyone from 01/20/2017 to the date of the search. It will include all notes, emails, and exchanges done as well. Also, it will include all edits done on such things through pencil or online. It will include but is not limited to executive orders and speeches. It can relate to any issue and any topic. I also wish to include all drafts, notes, and non released drafts and edits as well.

I am requesting a classification as a educational institution as this is part of a club. The club has received a grant from Muckrock which makers it an affiliate of a news organization.

I also request a fee waiver as well:
1. The records are likely to contribute to public understanding. This is since it will allow a insight to the process taken by the Trump administration in their first 10 months. This will be by allowing the public to "see and discern" with full light the way Trump and his administration has completed and publish the regulations. Many people are interested in these documents. This is since the regulations (e.g. Executive Orders) has affected millions in the United States and the world.
2. The information that is involved in this requesting is appealable to all people. This is since the regulations and speeches has affected millions. This is since it has ranged from racial issues to accountability. Over 70% of Americans hold a strong stake in both of these issues. It will be disseminated through Mucrock.com. The website has over 100,000 viewers which can appeal a broad spectrum. They have a team that can analyze and publish the documents with a "ready and comprehendible analysis".
3. No information has been released making any document substantial.


Carlos Gamez

LGHS Accountability Club

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.


Carlos Gamez


Greetings: This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) dated October 10, 2017 and received in OMB's FOIA office on October 12, 2017. Your request has been logged in and is being processed. For your reference, the OMB FOIA number is 2018-026.

Dionne Hardy

From: U.S. Office of Management and Budget

Good Afternoon: See Attached.

From: Carlos Gamez

I would like to specify it to all executive orders and the following speeches:
1. NFL Protest Speech
2. Speech to the UN General Assembly
3. Inauguration Speech
Also I would like it to include all notes and emails as well.

From: U.S. Office of Management and Budget

Good Morning Carlos Gamez:

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regrets the delay in responding to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Unfortunately, OMB is experiencing a backlog of FOIA requests. Please know that OMB management is very committed to providing responses to FOIA requests and remedying the FOIA backlog.

To the extent you remain interested in having your FOIA request from 2017 processed, please note that all of the records you have requested are, by your request's terms, "drafts" of agency documents. Under the FOIA's Exemption 5, and leading legal opinions outlining the Deliberative Process Privilege, all draft documents (i.e., documents that are not finalized) in agency records are generally exempt from disclosure under FOIA requests. For more information about Exemption 5, please see the Justice Department's Guide to the Freedom of Information Act at https://www.justice.gov/oip/doj-guide-freedom-information-act-0.

Given the passage of time, this communication is to confirm whether you are still interested in having the attached FOIA request processed. Please confirm your continued interest by replying to this email within 14 calendar days from the date of this communication, and reference the FOIA number cited above.

If we do not receive a response from you within the specified time frame, we will consider the non-response as an indication that you are no longer interested, and will close your FOIA request.



From: Carlos Gamez

I hereby withdraw this request

From: U.S. Office of Management and Budget

Good Afternoon:

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) dated October 10, 2017 and assigned tracking number 2018-026. Given the passage of time since the submission of your FOIA request and OMB's backlog of FOIA requests, we reached out to you via email on March 10, 2020 to inquire if you remain interested in having your FOIA request processed. In the communication, we noted that a non-response will be treated as an indication that you are no longer interested and that we will close your FOIA request. Because the specified time has passed without a response, we are administratively closing this FOIA request.

If you are not satisfied with the response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to OMB. Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 90 days of the date of the response to your request. You may also contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at 202-395-FOIA, as well as our FOIA Public Liaison at 202-395-7545 for any further assistance or to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.

Thank you.