Electoral College DOE

Emma Best filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2017.00275
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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: Gorsage, Joanna (CONTR)

Dear Mr. Best,

Attached please find a letter acknowledging receipt of your FOIA request. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions.

JoAnna Gorsage, Esq.
Central Research, Contractor to the
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
202-586-2708

From: Gorsage, Joanna (CONTR)

Dear Sir or Madam,

We are still in the process of identifying the program office that has jurisdiction with regard to your request. We will be sending out a letter providing you with information regarding the program office as soon as it has been assigned.

Please feel free to call or email me with any questions,

JoAnna

From: Michael Best

Thanks for letting me know that you couldn't even find the correct office within the time limit provided by the FOIA statute. For clarification, my request applies to the ENTIRE DOE and ALL COMPONENTS WITHIN IT. Not simply one office.

Thanks!

From: Gorsage, Joanna (CONTR)

Dear Mr. Best,

Attached please find a response to your FOIA Request HQ-2017-00275-F. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions.

JoAnna Gorsage, Esq.
Central Research, Contractor to the
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
202-586-2708

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