Evidence Supporting Trump's 3-26-2016 Tweet

Dave Maass filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America .
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From: Dave Maass

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I hereby request the following records regarding Pres. Donald Trump's March 26, 2017 tweet (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/846166053663191040):

- All information provided to the White House, Pres. Trump, or his aides demonstrating that "General Kelly is doing a great job at the border."
- All information provided to the White House, Pres. Trump, or his aides demonstrating that "Numbers are way down."
- All information provided to the White House, Pres. Trump, or his aides demonstrating that "Many are not even trying to come in anymore."

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,

Dave Maass

From: FOIA

Good afternoon,

Please provide the request ID so we can better assist you. It can be located in the Acknowledgement Letter you received.

Regards,

The Privacy Office
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From: JPat Brown

One was never received in this office, please re-send.

From: FOIA

From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5:34 PM
To: FOIA <FOIA@HQ.DHS.GOV>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Request: Evidence Supporting Trump's 3-26-2016 Tweet

April 25, 2017
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Privacy Office
Director, Disclosure & FOIA
245 Murray Drive SW, Building 410
STOP-655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655

This is a follow up to a previous request:

One was never received in this office, please re-send.
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On April 25, 2017:
Good afternoon,

Please provide the request ID so we can better assist you. It can be located in the Acknowledgement Letter you received.

Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov>

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you.

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On April 25, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 28, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On March 28, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I hereby request the following records regarding Pres. Donald Trump's March 26, 2017 tweet (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/846166053663191040):

- All information provided to the White House, Pres. Trump, or his aides demonstrating that "General Kelly is doing a great job at the border."
- All information provided to the White House, Pres. Trump, or his aides demonstrating that "Numbers are way down."
- All information provided to the White House, Pres. Trump, or his aides demonstrating that "Many are not even trying to come in anymore."

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,

Dave Maass

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From: Dave Maass

I would like to appeal this finding that the request was too broad. I am simply seeking records that DHS provided the White House in the run-up to his tweet. DHS should have the ability to provide whatever summaries or reports that were relied upon by the president.

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