Electoral College DIA

Emma Best filed this request with the Defense Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 0124-2017
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 briefing request from Electoral College members. 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 government 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: FOIA

Please provide the DIA case number that was assigned to this request.

V/r
DIA, FOIA Document Review & Analysis Branch
FOIA and Declassification Services

From: Michael Best

I would love to provide the DIA case number, but you have yet to acknowledge the request being sent. A full copy of all communications sent and received regarding this FOIA can be seen here https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/electoral-college-dia-30816/ A copy of the raw email is also available upon request.

From: FOIA

This case was assigned the aforementioned case number; please reference that number when soliciting status updates on this request. Our records show that this case was closed in our system on 23 December 2016, with a no records found letter forwarded to you. No further action will commence on this request.

V/r
DIA, FOIA Document Review & Analysis Branch
FOIA and Declassification Services

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

We have no record of either an acknowledgment letter nor a letter reporting no documents response to this request for:

Materials relating to or discussing the Electoral College, members of the Electoral College, or "faithless electors," as well as materials relating to the briefing request from Electoral College members. 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?.

Provision of both would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

From: FOIA

This request was assigned the aforementioned DIA case number; please reference that number when soliciting status updates on this request. Our final determination is in-transit to you as our case was closed on 23 December 2016. No further action will commence on this request.

V/r
DIA, FOIA Document Review & Analysis Branch
FOIA and Declassification Services

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