Electoral College Air Force

Emma Best filed this request with the Air Force of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2017-01722-F
Due Jan. 11, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Materials relating to or discussing the Electoral College, members of the Electoral College, or "faithless electors," as well as materials relating to the intelligence briefing request from Electoral College members regarding Russia and Donald Trump. According to the letter sent by the Electoral College "Trump’s willingness to disregard conclusions made by the intelligence community and his continuing defense of Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin demand close scrutiny and deliberation from the Electoral College. The Electors require to know from the intelligence community whether there are ongoing investigations into ties between Donald Trump, his campaign or associates, and Russian government interference in the election, the scope of those investigations, how far those investigations may have reached, and who was involved in those investigations. We further require a briefing on all investigative findings, as these matters directly impact the core factors in our deliberations of whether Mr. Trump is fit to serve as President of the United States." This has been widely discussed by the media. See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/electoral-college-intelligence-briefing-russia-election_us_584ee466e4b0e05aded4da1b?

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the Bureau for AND Magazine, MuckRock and Glomar Disclosure and have an open publishing arrangement with all three outlets. My articles have been widely read, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. The requested documents will be made freely available to the general public through the non-profit Internet Archive, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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,

Michael Best

From: USAF Pentagon SAF-AA Mailbox HAF FOIA workflow

Mr. Best,

Please provide the following information in order to help process your request. Why do you believe the Air Force would have information on this topic versus the Office of National Intelligence or the CIA as mentioned in the link you provided? Any additional information you could provide on why the Air Force would have any involvement with this matter would help.

V/r,

SAF FOIA Administration Section

From: Michael Best

I requested information from the other agencies as well, but as a member of the Intelligence Community it's reasonable to think that the Air Force may have been consulted on a request for a briefing.

From: Clement, John

Email to acknowledge receipt of FOIA request.

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