FEC emails about Hillary Clinton

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Federal Election Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-85
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not necessarily capitalized.

Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner

I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the government's election practices.

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,

Todd Feathers

From: Internet, FOIA

September 15, 2014

Dear Mr. Feathers:

This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request dated September 15, 2014.

Please note that, depending upon the nature of your request, we may be
able to respond to you more quickly if you are able to state your request
more specifically or narrowly, either in terms of the scope of documents
you have requested or by refining the time frame of your request. If you
would like to discuss this option or if you have any questions, please
contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 694-1650. Please
include the following tracking number in all future correspondence
regarding this matter ? FOIA Request 2014-85

Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.


Sincerely,


Christopher Mealy
FOIA Requester
Service Center

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.

Thank you for your help.

From: Internet, FOIA

Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal and then go to court if we refuse to release records.

Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency. Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom of Information/Privacy office.

Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number, date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last date of employment to:

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295

Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at: http://www.archives.gov/ .

Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and Privacy Act page at http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for more information.

Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.

From: Internet, FOIA

Good morning, Federal Election Commission FOIA Office.

The following request was misdirected to our office, i.e., the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) FOIA Requester Service Center. I’m forwarding it to your agency for action and response.

Thank you.

Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
Telephone: (202) 606-3642
E-mail: FOIA@opm.gov<mailto:FOIA@opm.gov>

From: FOIA Requester Service Center

Mr. Feathers,

I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.

Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center

requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM

To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc

Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton

September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since
July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.

Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner

I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information
I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.

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,

Todd Feathers

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

From: FOIA Requester Service Center

Mr. Feathers,

I wanted to let you know that we are processing your FOIA request and also
wanted to see if you would be willing to narrow the request. We have
noticed that many of the responsive documents are simply news feeds or
press clippings that the Commissioners receive through their email. Thus,
much of the responsive documents are only copies of newspaper articles. We
suggest narrowing the request to not include these emails. This would
make our processing quicker and would also significantly decrease the
amount of pages you would have to look at in the response. I would be
happy to talk more about this narrowing with you. You can reach me
through this email or at 202-694-1542.

I also wanted to see if you are ok with getting responsive documents on a
rolling basis.

Again, please let me know if you have any questions and whether you would
be agreeable to narrowing your search.

Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center

FOIA
Sent by: Robert Kahn
10/17/2014 02:48 PM

To
requests@muckrock.com,
cc

Subject
Re: Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton

Mr. Feathers,

I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.

Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center

requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM

To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc

Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton

September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since
July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.

Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner

I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information
I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.

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,

Todd Feathers

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

From: Todd Feathers

Robert,

That sounds like a very wise move, and I would be happy to exclude news clippings and similar documents.

Thank you very much for your help,
Todd

From: FOIA Requester Service Center

Todd,

Thanks for agreeing to this narrowing. I think this will help us both out
considerably.

Robert

requests@muckrock.com
11/14/2014 11:22 AM

To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc

Subject
RE: Freedom of Information Request #2014-85

November 14, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
This is a follow up to request number 2014-85:
Robert,
That sounds like a very wise move, and I would be happy to exclude news
clippings and similar documents.
Thank you very much for your help,
Todd
---
On Nov. 13, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I wanted to let you know that we are processing your FOIA request and also

wanted to see if you would be willing to narrow the request. We have
noticed that many of the responsive documents are simply news feeds or
press clippings that the Commissioners receive through their email. Thus,
much of the responsive documents are only copies of newspaper articles. We

suggest narrowing the request to not include these emails. This would
make our processing quicker and would also significantly decrease the
amount of pages you would have to look at in the response. I would be
happy to talk more about this narrowing with you. You can reach me
through this email or at 202-694-1542.
I also wanted to see if you are ok with getting responsive documents on a
rolling basis.
Again, please let me know if you have any questions and whether you would
be agreeable to narrowing your search.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
FOIA
Sent by: Robert Kahn
10/17/2014 02:48 PM
To
requests@muckrock.com,
cc
Subject
Re: Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 17, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Good morning, Federal Election Commission FOIA Office.
The following request was misdirected to our office, i.e., the U.S. Office
of Personnel Management (OPM) FOIA Requester Service Center. I?m
forwarding it to your agency for action and response.
Thank you.
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
Telephone: (202) 606-3642
E-mail: FOIA@opm.gov<mailto:FOIA@opm.gov>
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in
Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM
office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the
OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at
http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules
OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA
request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public
inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal
and then go to court if we refuse to release records.
Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current
Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency.
Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently
employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom
of Information/Privacy office.
Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former
civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or
fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number,
date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last
date of employment to:
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/
>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295
Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at:
http://www.archives.gov/ .
Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we
encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and
Privacy Act page at
http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for
more information.
Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.
Thank you for your help.
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
September 15, 2014
Dear Mr. Feathers:
This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request dated September 15, 2014.
Please note that, depending upon the nature of your request, we may be
able to respond to you more quickly if you are able to state your request
more specifically or narrowly, either in terms of the scope of documents
you have requested or by refining the time frame of your request. If you
would like to discuss this option or if you have any questions, please
contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 694-1650. Please
include the following tracking number in all future correspondence
regarding this matter ? FOIA Request 2014-85
Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.

Sincerely,

Christopher Mealy
FOIA Requester
Service Center
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since
July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information
I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.

Thank you for your help.

From: Internet, FOIA

Mr. Feathers:

We are still processing your FOIA request, but we anticipate being able to
send you a first production by the end of next week. Thank you for your
patience.

Robert

requests@muckrock.com
12/15/2014 05:00 AM

To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc

Subject
RE: Freedom of Information Request #2014-85

December 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
This is a follow up to request number 2014-85:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.
Thank you for your help.
---
On Nov. 14, 2014:
Todd,
Thanks for agreeing to this narrowing. I think this will help us both out
considerably.
Robert
requests@muckrock.com
11/14/2014 11:22 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
RE: Freedom of Information Request #2014-85
November 14, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
This is a follow up to request number 2014-85:
Robert,
That sounds like a very wise move, and I would be happy to exclude news
clippings and similar documents.
Thank you very much for your help,
Todd
---
On Nov. 13, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I wanted to let you know that we are processing your FOIA request and also

wanted to see if you would be willing to narrow the request. We have
noticed that many of the responsive documents are simply news feeds or
press clippings that the Commissioners receive through their email. Thus,
much of the responsive documents are only copies of newspaper articles. We

suggest narrowing the request to not include these emails. This would
make our processing quicker and would also significantly decrease the
amount of pages you would have to look at in the response. I would be
happy to talk more about this narrowing with you. You can reach me
through this email or at 202-694-1542.
I also wanted to see if you are ok with getting responsive documents on a
rolling basis.
Again, please let me know if you have any questions and whether you would
be agreeable to narrowing your search.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
FOIA
Sent by: Robert Kahn
10/17/2014 02:48 PM
To
requests@muckrock.com,
cc
Subject
Re: Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 17, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Good morning, Federal Election Commission FOIA Office.
The following request was misdirected to our office, i.e., the U.S. Office

of Personnel Management (OPM) FOIA Requester Service Center. I?m
forwarding it to your agency for action and response.
Thank you.
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
Telephone: (202) 606-3642
E-mail: FOIA@opm.gov<mailto:FOIA@opm.gov>
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in
Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM
office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the
OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at
http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules

OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA
request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public
inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal
and then go to court if we refuse to release records.
Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current
Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency.
Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently
employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom
of Information/Privacy office.
Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former
civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or
< br />fax a signed and dated written request with your social security
number,
date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last
date of employment to:
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/
>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295
Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at:
http://www.archives.gov/ .
Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we
encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and
Privacy Act page at
http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for
more information.
Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.
Thank you for your help.
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
September 15, 2014
Dear Mr. Feathers:
This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request dated September 15, 2014.
Please note that, depending upon the nature of your request, we may be
able to respond to you more quickly if you are able to state your request
more specifically or narrowly, either in terms of the scope of documents
you have requested or by refining the time frame of your request. If you
would like to discuss this option or if you have any questions, please
contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 694-1650. Please
include the following tracking number in all future correspondence
regarding this matter ? FOIA Request 2014-85
Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.
Sincerely,
Christopher Mealy
FOIA Requester
Service Center
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election prac tices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Nov. 14, 2014:
Robert,
That sounds like a very wise move, and I would be happy to exclude news
clippings and similar documents.
Thank you very much for your help,
Todd
---
On Nov. 13, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I wanted to let you know that we are processing your FOIA request and also

wanted to see if you would be willing to narrow the request. We have
noticed that many of the responsive documents are simply news feeds or
press clippings that the Commissioners receive through their email. Thus,
much of the responsive documents are only copies of newspaper articles. We

suggest narrowing the request to not include these emails. This would
make our processing quicker and would also significantly decrease the
amount of pages you would have to look at in the response. I would be
happy to talk more about this narrowing with you. You can reach me
through this email or at 202-694-1542.
I also wanted to see if you are ok with getting responsive documents on a
rolling basis.
Again, please let me know if you have any questions and whether you would
be agreeable to narrowing your search.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
FOIA
Sent by: Robert Kahn
10/17/2014 02:48 PM
To
requests@muckrock.com,
cc
Subject
Re: Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 17, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Good morning, Federal Election Commission FOIA Office.
The following request was misdirected to our office, i.e., the U.S. Office
of Personnel Management (OPM) FOIA Requester Service Center. I?m
forwarding it to your agency for action and response.
Thank you.
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
Telephone: (202) 606-3642
E-mail: FOIA@opm.gov<mailto:FOIA@opm.gov>
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in
Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM
office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the
OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at
http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules
OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA
request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public
inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal
and then go to court if we refuse to release records.
Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current
Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency.
Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently
employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom
of Information/Privacy office.
Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former
civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or
fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number,
date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last
date of employment to:
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/
>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295
Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at:
http://www.archives.gov/ .
Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we
encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and
Privacy Act page at
http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for
more information.
Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.
Thank you for your help.
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
September 15, 2014
Dear Mr. Feathers:
This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request dated September 15, 2014.
Please note that, depending upon the nature of your request, we may be
able to respond to you more quickly if you are able to state your request
more specifically or narrowly, either in terms of the scope of documents
you have requested or by refining the time frame of your request. If you
would like to discuss this option or if you have any questions, please
contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 694-1650. Please
include the following tracking number in all future correspondence
regarding this matter ? FOIA Request 2014-85
Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.

Sincerely,

Christopher Mealy
FOIA Requester
Service Center
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since
July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information
I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

From: Internet, FOIA

Mr. Feathers,

I wanted to give you another status update. Because of holiday schedules,
it has taken longer than expected to finalize the first interim response
to your FOIA request. We anticipate being able to send you that response
by no later than next week.

Thanks again for your patience.

Robert

FOIA
Sent by: Robert Kahn
12/16/2014 06:19 PM

To
requests@muckrock.com,
cc

Subject
RE: Freedom of Information Request #2014-85

Mr. Feathers:

We are still processing your FOIA request, but we anticipate being able to
send you a first production by the end of next week. Thank you for your
patience.

Robert

requests@muckrock.com
12/15/2014 05:00 AM

To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc

Subject
RE: Freedom of Information Request #2014-85

December 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
This is a follow up to request number 2014-85:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.
Thank you for your help.
---
On Nov. 14, 2014:
Todd,
Thanks for agreeing to this narrowing. I think this will help us both out
considerably.
Robert
requests@muckrock.com
11/14/2014 11:22 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
RE: Freedom of Information Request #2014-85
November 14, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
This is a follow up to request number 2014-85:
Robert,
That sounds like a very wise move, and I would be happy to exclude news
clippings and similar documents.
Thank you very much for your help,
Todd
---
On Nov. 13, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I wanted to let you know that we are processing your FOIA request and also

wanted to see if you would be willing to narrow the request. We have
noticed that many of the responsive documents are simply news feeds or
press clippings that the Commissioners receive through their email. Thus,
much of the responsive documents are only copies of newspaper articles. We

suggest narrowing the request to not include these emails. This would
make our processing quicker and would also significantly decrease the
amount of pages you would have to look at in the response. I would be
happy to talk more about this narrowing with you. You can reach me
through this email or at 202-694-1542.
I also wanted to see if you are ok with getting responsive documents on a
rolling basis.
Again, please let me know if you have any questions and whether you would
be agreeable to narrowing your search.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
FOIA
Sent by: Robert Kahn
10/17/2014 02:48 PM
To
requests@muckrock.com,
cc
Subject
Re: Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 17, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Good morning, Federal Election Commission FOIA Office.
The following request was misdirected to our office, i.e., the U.S. Office

of Personnel Management (OPM) FOIA Requester Service Center. I?m
forwarding it to your agency for action and response.
Thank you.
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
Telephone: (202) 606-3642
E-mail: FOIA@opm.gov<mailto:FOIA@opm.gov>
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in
Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM
office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the
OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at
http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules

OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA
request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public
inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal
and then go to court if we refuse to release records.
Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current
Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency.
Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently
employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom
of Information/Privacy office.
Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former
civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or
< br />fax a signed and dated written request with your social security
number,
date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last
date of employment to:
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/
>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295
Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at:
http://www.archives.gov/ .
Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we
encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and
Privacy Act page at
http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for
more information.
Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.
Thank you for your help.
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
September 15, 2014
Dear Mr. Feathers:
This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request dated September 15, 2014.
Please note that, depending upon the nature of your request, we may be
able to respond to you more quickly if you are able to state your request
more specifically or narrowly, either in terms of the scope of documents
you have requested or by refining the time frame of your request. If you
would like to discuss this option or if you have any questions, please
contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 694-1650. Please
include the following tracking number in all future correspondence
regarding this matter ? FOIA Request 2014-85
Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.
Sincerely,
Christopher Mealy
FOIA Requester
Service Center
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election prac tices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Nov. 14, 2014:
Robert,
That sounds like a very wise move, and I would be happy to exclude news
clippings and similar documents.
Thank you very much for your help,
Todd
---
On Nov. 13, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I wanted to let you know that we are processing your FOIA request and also

wanted to see if you would be willing to narrow the request. We have
noticed that many of the responsive documents are simply news feeds or
press clippings that the Commissioners receive through their email. Thus,
much of the responsive documents are only copies of newspaper articles. We

suggest narrowing the request to not include these emails. This would
make our processing quicker and would also significantly decrease the
amount of pages you would have to look at in the response. I would be
happy to talk more about this narrowing with you. You can reach me
through this email or at 202-694-1542.
I also wanted to see if you are ok with getting responsive documents on a
rolling basis.
Again, please let me know if you have any questions and whether you would
be agreeable to narrowing your search.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
FOIA
Sent by: Robert Kahn
10/17/2014 02:48 PM
To
requests@muckrock.com,
cc
Subject
Re: Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 17, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Good morning, Federal Election Commission FOIA Office.
The following request was misdirected to our office, i.e., the U.S. Office
of Personnel Management (OPM) FOIA Requester Service Center. I?m
forwarding it to your agency for action and response.
Thank you.
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
Telephone: (202) 606-3642
E-mail: FOIA@opm.gov<mailto:FOIA@opm.gov>
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in
Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM
office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the
OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at
http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules
OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA
request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public
inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal
and then go to court if we refuse to release records.
Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current
Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency.
Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently
employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom
of Information/Privacy office.
Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former
civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or
fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number,
date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last
date of employment to:
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/
>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295
Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at:
http://www.archives.gov/ .
Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we
encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and
Privacy Act page at
http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for
more information.
Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.
Thank you for your help.
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
September 15, 2014
Dear Mr. Feathers:
This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request dated September 15, 2014.
Please note that, depending upon the nature of your request, we may be
able to respond to you more quickly if you are able to state your request
more specifically or narrowly, either in terms of the scope of documents
you have requested or by refining the time frame of your request. If you
would like to discuss this option or if you have any questions, please
contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 694-1650. Please
include the following tracking number in all future correspondence
regarding this matter ? FOIA Request 2014-85
Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.

Sincerely,

Christopher Mealy
FOIA Requester
Service Center
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since
July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information
I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.

Thank you for your help.

From: Internet, FOIA

Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal and then go to court if we refuse to release records.

Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency. Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom of Information/Privacy office.

Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number, date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last date of employment to:

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295

Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at: http://www.archives.gov/ .

Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and Privacy Act page at http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for more information.

Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.

Thank you for your help.

From: Internet, FOIA

Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal and then go to court if we refuse to release records.

Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency. Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom of Information/Privacy office.

Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number, date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last date of employment to:

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295

Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at: http://www.archives.gov/ .

Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and Privacy Act page at http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for more information.

Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.

From: Internet, FOIA

Good morning,

Your email below did not reach the Federal Election Commission.

For some reason, emails which are meant for the Federal Election Commission occasionally end up at our agency, i.e., the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). This has been happening for quite some time now. Both “Internet, FOIA” or foia@opm.gov<mailto:foia@opm.gov> are valid email addresses for OPM’s FOIA mailbox.

I am cc’ing the Federal Election Commission, here, in the hope that they can correct this.

Thank you.

Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
Telephone: (202) 606-3642
E-mail: FOIA@opm.gov<mailto:FOIA@opm.gov>

From: FOIA@fec.gov

Mr. Feathers,

Sorry for the confusion with the email address. The kink in the system
that had you directed to OPM should be fixed now, but if you need to
contact us, just reply to this email and it should work.

With respect to your request for a status update, we are still working on
collecting and reviewing all the documents responsive to your request.

Thanks again for your patience.

Robert

"Internet, FOIA" <FOIA.Internet@opm.gov>
03/03/2015 03:15 PM

To
"'requests@muckrock.com'"
<requests@muckrock.com>,
cc
"'FOIA@fec.gov'" <FOIA@fec.gov>
Subject
RE: Freedom of Information Request #2014-85

Good morning,

Your email below did not reach the Federal Election Commission.

For some reason, emails which are meant for the Federal Election
Commission occasionally end up at our agency, i.e., the U.S. Office of
Personnel Management (OPM). This has been happening for quite some time
now. Both ?Internet, FOIA? or foia@opm.gov are valid email addresses for
OPM?s FOIA mailbox.

I am cc?ing the Federal Election Commission, here, in the hope that they
can correct this.

Thank you.


Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
Telephone: (202) 606-3642
E-mail: FOIA@opm.gov

From: requests@muckrock.com [
mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 5:00 AM
To: Internet, FOIA
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Request #2014-85

February 27, 2015
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
This is a follow up to request number 2014-85:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.
Thank you for your help.
---
On Jan. 28, 2015:
Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in
Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM
office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the
OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at
http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules
OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA
request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public
inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal
and then go to court if we refuse to release records.
Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current
Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency.
Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently
employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom
of Information/Privacy office.
Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former
civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or
fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number,
date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last
date of employment to:
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/
>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295
Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at:
http://www.archives.gov/ .
Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we
encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and
Privacy Act page at
http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for
more information.
Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.
---
On Jan. 28, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.
Thank you for your help.
---
On Dec. 29, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I wanted to give you another status update. Because of holiday schedules,
it has taken longer than expected to finalize the first interim response
to your FOIA request. We anticipate being able to send you that response
by no later than next week.
Thanks again for your patience.
Robert
FOIA
Sent by: Robert Kahn
12/16/2014 06:19 PM
To
requests@muckrock.com,
cc
Subject
RE: Freedom of Information Request #2014-85
Mr. Feathers:
We are still processing your FOIA request, but we anticipate being able to

send you a first production by the end of next week. Thank you for your
patience.
Robert
requests@muckrock.com
12/15/2014 05:00 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
RE: Freedom of Information Request #2014-85
December 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
This is a follow up to request number 2014-85:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.
Thank you for your help.
---
On Nov. 14, 2014:
Todd,
Thanks for agreeing to this narrowing. I think this will help us both out
considerably.
Robert
requests@muckrock.com
11/14/2014 11:22 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
RE: Freedom of Information Request #2014-85
November 14, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
This is a follow up to request number 2014-85:
Robert,
That sounds like a very wise move, and I would be happy to exclude news
clippings and similar documents.
Thank you very much for your help,
Todd
---
On Nov. 13, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I wanted to let you know that we are processing your FOIA request and also

wanted to see if you would be willing to narrow the request. We have
noticed that many of the responsive documents are simply news feeds or
press clippings that the Commissioners receive through their email. Thus,
much of the responsive documents are only copies of newspaper articles. We

suggest narrowing the request to not include these emails. This would
make our processing quicker and would also significantly decrease the
amount of pages you would have to look at in the response. I would be
happy to talk more about this narrowing with you. You can reach me
through this email or at 202-694-1542.
I also wanted to see if you are ok with getting responsive documents on a
rolling basis.
Again, please let me know if you have any questions and whether you would
be agreeable to narrowing your search.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
FOIA
Sent by: Robert Kahn
10/17/2014 02:48 PM
To
requests@muckrock.com,
cc
Subject
Re: Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 17, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Good morning, Federal Election Commission FOIA Office.
The following request was misdirected to our office, i.e., the U.S. Office

of Personnel Management (OPM) FOIA Requester Service Center. I?m
forwarding it to your agency for action and response.
Thank you.
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
Telephone: (202) 606-3642
E-mail: FOIA@opm.gov<mailto:FOIA@opm.gov>
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in
Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM
office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the
OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at
http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules

OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA
request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public
inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal
and then go to court if we refuse to release records.
Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current
Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency.
Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently
employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom
of Information/Privacy office.
Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former
civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or

< br />fax a signed and dated written request with your social security
number,
date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last
date of employment to:
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/
>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295
Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at:
http://www.archives.gov/ .
Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we
encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and
Privacy Act page at
http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for
more information.
Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.
Thank you for your help.
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
September 15, 2014
Dear Mr. Feathers:
This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request dated September 15, 2014.
Please note that, depending upon the nature of your request, we may be
able to respond to you more quickly if you are able to state your request
more specifically or narrowly, either in terms of the scope of documents
you have requested or by refining the time frame of your request. If you
would like to discuss this option or if you have any questions, please
contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 694-1650. Please
include the following tracking number in all future correspondence
regarding this matter ? FOIA Request 2014-85
Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.
Sincerely,
Christopher Mealy
FOIA Requester
Service Center
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election prac tices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Nov. 14, 2014:
Robert,
That sounds like a very wise move, and I would be happy to exclude news
clippings and similar documents.
Thank you very much for your help,
Todd
---
On Nov. 13, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I wanted to let you know that we are processing your FOIA request and also

wanted to see if you would be willing to narrow the request. We have
noticed that many of the responsive documents are simply news feeds or
press clippings that the Commissioners receive through their email. Thus,
much of the responsive documents are only copies of newspaper articles. We

suggest narrowing the request to not include these emails. This would
make our processing quicker and would also significantly decrease the
amount of pages you would have to look at in the response. I would be
happy to talk more about this narrowing with you. You can reach me
through this email or at 202-694-1542.
I also wanted to see if you are ok with getting responsive documents on a
rolling basis.
Again, please let me know if you have any questions and whether you would
be agreeable to narrowing your search.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
FOIA
Sent by: Robert Kahn
10/17/2014 02:48 PM
To
requests@muckrock.com,
cc
Subject
Re: Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 17, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Good morning, Federal Election Commission FOIA Office.
The following request was misdirected to our office, i.e., the U.S. Office

of Personnel Management (OPM) FOIA Requester Service Center. I?m
forwarding it to your agency for action and response.
Thank you.
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
Telephone: (202) 606-3642
E-mail: FOIA@opm.gov<mailto:FOIA@opm.gov>
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in
Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM
office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the
OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at
http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules

OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA
request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public
inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal
and then go to court if we refuse to release records.
Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current
Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency.
Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently
employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom
of Information/Privacy office.
Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former
civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or

fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number,
date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last
date of employment to:
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/
>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295
Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at:
http://www.archives.gov/ .
Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we
encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and
Privacy Act page at
http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for
more information.
Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.
Thank you for your help.
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
September 15, 2014
Dear Mr. Feathers:
This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request dated September 15, 2014.
Please note that, depending upon the nature of your request, we may be
able to respond to you more quickly if you are able to state your request
more specifically or narrowly, either in terms of the scope of documents
you have requested or by refining the time frame of your request. If you
would like to discuss this option or if you have any questions, please
contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 694-1650. Please
include the following tracking number in all future correspondence
regarding this matter ? FOIA Request 2014-85
Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.
Sincerely,
Christopher Mealy
FOIA Requester
Service Center
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Dec. 16, 2014:
Mr. Feathers:
We are still processing your FOIA request, but we anticipate being able to

send you a first production by the end of next week. Thank you for your
patience.
Robert
requests@muckrock.com
12/15/2014 05:00 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
RE: Freedom of Information Request #2014-85
December 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
This is a follow up to request number 2014-85:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.
Thank you for your help.
---
On Nov. 14, 2014:
Todd,
Thanks for agreeing to this narrowing. I think this will help us both out
considerably.
Robert
requests@muckrock.com
11/14/2014 11:22 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
RE: Freedom of Information Request #2014-85
November 14, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
This is a follow up to request number 2014-85:
Robert,
That sounds like a very wise move, and I would be happy to exclude news
clippings and similar documents.
Thank you very much for your help,
Todd
---
On Nov. 13, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I wanted to let you know that we are processing your FOIA request and also

wanted to see if you would be willing to narrow the request. We have
noticed that many of the responsive documents are simply news feeds or
press clippings that the Commissioners receive through their email. Thus,
much of the responsive documents are only copies of newspaper articles. We

suggest narrowing the request to not include these emails. This would
make our processing quicker and would also significantly decrease the
amount of pages you would have to look at in the response. I would be
happy to talk more about this narrowing with you. You can reach me
through this email or at 202-694-1542.
I also wanted to see if you are ok with getting responsive documents on a
rolling basis.
Again, please let me know if you have any questions and whether you would
be agreeable to narrowing your search.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
FOIA
Sent by: Robert Kahn
10/17/2014 02:48 PM
To
requests@muckrock.com,
cc
Subject
Re: Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 17, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Good morning, Federal Election Commission FOIA Office.
The following request was misdirected to our office, i.e., the U.S. Office

of Personnel Management (OPM) FOIA Requester Service Center. I?m
forwarding it to your agency for action and response.
Thank you.
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
Telephone: (202) 606-3642
E-mail: FOIA@opm.gov<mailto:FOIA@opm.gov>
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in
Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM
office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the
OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at
http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules

OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA
request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public
inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal
and then go to court if we refuse to release records.
Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current
Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency.
Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently
employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom
of Information/Privacy office.
Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former
civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or

< br />fax a signed and dated written request with your social security
number,
date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last
date of employment to:
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/
>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295
Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at:
http://www.archives.gov/ .
Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we
encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and
Privacy Act page at
http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for
more information.
Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.
Thank you for your help.
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
September 15, 2014
Dear Mr. Feathers:
This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request dated September 15, 2014.
Please note that, depending upon the nature of your request, we may be
able to respond to you more quickly if you are able to state your request
more specifically or narrowly, either in terms of the scope of documents
you have requested or by refining the time frame of your request. If you
would like to discuss this option or if you have any questions, please
contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 694-1650. Please
include the following tracking number in all future correspondence
regarding this matter ? FOIA Request 2014-85
Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.
Sincerely,
Christopher Mealy
FOIA Requester
Service Center
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election prac tices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Nov. 14, 2014:
Robert,
That sounds like a very wise move, and I would be happy to exclude news
clippings and similar documents.
Thank you very much for your help,
Todd
---
On Nov. 13, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I wanted to let you know that we are processing your FOIA request and also

wanted to see if you would be willing to narrow the request. We have
noticed that many of the responsive documents are simply news feeds or
press clippings that the Commissioners receive through their email. Thus,
much of the responsive documents are only copies of newspaper articles. We

suggest narrowing the request to not include these emails. This would
make our processing quicker and would also significantly decrease the
amount of pages you would have to look at in the response. I would be
happy to talk more about this narrowing with you. You can reach me
through this email or at 202-694-1542.
I also wanted to see if you are ok with getting responsive documents on a
rolling basis.
Again, please let me know if you have any questions and whether you would
be agreeable to narrowing your search.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
FOIA
Sent by: Robert Kahn
10/17/2014 02:48 PM
To
requests@muckrock.com,
cc
Subject
Re: Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 17, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Good morning, Federal Election Commission FOIA Office.
The following request was misdirected to our office, i.e., the U.S. Office

of Personnel Management (OPM) FOIA Requester Service Center. I?m
forwarding it to your agency for action and response.
Thank you.
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
Telephone: (202) 606-3642
E-mail: FOIA@opm.gov<mailto:FOIA@opm.gov>
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in
Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM
office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the
OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at
http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules

OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA
request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public
inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal
and then go to court if we refuse to release records.
Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current
Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency.
Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently
employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom
of Information/Privacy office.
Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former
civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or

fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number,
date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last
date of employment to:
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/
>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295
Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at:
http://www.archives.gov/ .
Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we
encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and
Privacy Act page at
http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for
more information.
Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.
Thank you for your help.
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
September 15, 2014
Dear Mr. Feathers:
This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request dated September 15, 2014.
Please note that, depending upon the nature of your request, we may be
able to respond to you more quickly if you are able to state your request
more specifically or narrowly, either in terms of the scope of documents
you have requested or by refining the time frame of your request. If you
would like to discuss this option or if you have any questions, please
contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 694-1650. Please
include the following tracking number in all future correspondence
regarding this matter ? FOIA Request 2014-85
Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.
Sincerely,
Christopher Mealy
FOIA Requester
Service Center
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Dec. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.
Thank you for your help.
---
On Nov. 14, 2014:
Todd,
Thanks for agreeing to this narrowing. I think this will help us both out
considerably.
Robert
requests@muckrock.com
11/14/2014 11:22 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
RE: Freedom of Information Request #2014-85
November 14, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
This is a follow up to request number 2014-85:
Robert,
That sounds like a very wise move, and I would be happy to exclude news
clippings and similar documents.
Thank you very much for your help,
Todd
---
On Nov. 13, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I wanted to let you know that we are processing your FOIA request and also

wanted to see if you would be willing to narrow the request. We have
noticed that many of the responsive documents are simply news feeds or
press clippings that the Commissioners receive through their email. Thus,
much of the responsive documents are only copies of newspaper articles. We

suggest narrowing the request to not include these emails. This would
make our processing quicker and would also significantly decrease the
amount of pages you would have to look at in the response. I would be
happy to talk more about this narrowing with you. You can reach me
through this email or at 202-694-1542.
I also wanted to see if you are ok with getting responsive documents on a
rolling basis.
Again, please let me know if you have any questions and whether you would
be agreeable to narrowing your search.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
FOIA
Sent by: Robert Kahn
10/17/2014 02:48 PM
To
requests@muckrock.com,
cc
Subject
Re: Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 17, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Good morning, Federal Election Commission FOIA Office.
The following request was misdirected to our office, i.e., the U.S. Office

of Personnel Management (OPM) FOIA Requester Service Center. I?m
forwarding it to your agency for action and response.
Thank you.
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
Telephone: (202) 606-3642
E-mail: FOIA@opm.gov<mailto:FOIA@opm.gov>
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in
Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM
office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the
OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at
http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules

OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA
request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public
inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal
and then go to court if we refuse to release records.
Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current
Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency.
Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently
employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom
of Information/Privacy office.
Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former
civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or

fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number,
date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last
date of employment to:
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/
>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295
Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at:
http://www.archives.gov/ .
Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we
encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and
Privacy Act page at
http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for
more information.
Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.
Thank you for your help.
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
September 15, 2014
Dear Mr. Feathers:
This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request dated September 15, 2014.
Please note that, depending upon the nature of your request, we may be
able to respond to you more quickly if you are able to state your request
more specifically or narrowly, either in terms of the scope of documents
you have requested or by refining the time frame of your request. If you
would like to discuss this option or if you have any questions, please
contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 694-1650. Please
include the following tracking number in all future correspondence
regarding this matter ? FOIA Request 2014-85
Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.
Sincerely,
Christopher Mealy
FOIA Requester
Service Center
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Nov. 14, 2014:
Robert,
That sounds like a very wise move, and I would be happy to exclude news
clippings and similar documents.
Thank you very much for your help,
Todd
---
On Nov. 13, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I wanted to let you know that we are processing your FOIA request and also

wanted to see if you would be willing to narrow the request. We have
noticed that many of the responsive documents are simply news feeds or
press clippings that the Commissioners receive through their email. Thus,
much of the responsive documents are only copies of newspaper articles. We

suggest narrowing the request to not include these emails. This would
make our processing quicker and would also significantly decrease the
amount of pages you would have to look at in the response. I would be
happy to talk more about this narrowing with you. You can reach me
through this email or at 202-694-1542.
I also wanted to see if you are ok with getting responsive documents on a
rolling basis.
Again, please let me know if you have any questions and whether you would
be agreeable to narrowing your search.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
FOIA
Sent by: Robert Kahn
10/17/2014 02:48 PM
To
requests@muckrock.com,
cc
Subject
Re: Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 17, 2014:
Mr. Feathers,
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Your fee waiver has
been granted and we are processing your request.
Thanks,
Robert Kahn
FOIA Requester Service Center
requests@muckrock.com
09/15/2014 09:37 AM
To
FOIA@fec.gov,
cc
Subject
Freedom of Information Request: FEC emails about Hillary Clinton
September 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Room 408
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since

July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information

I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might

be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Good morning, Federal Election Commission FOIA Office.
The following request was misdirected to our office, i.e., the U.S. Office
of Personnel Management (OPM) FOIA Requester Service Center. I?m
forwarding it to your agency for action and response.
Thank you.
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
Telephone: (202) 606-3642
E-mail: FOIA@opm.gov<mailto:FOIA@opm.gov>
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in
Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM
office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the
OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at
http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules
OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA
request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public
inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal
and then go to court if we refuse to release records.
Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current
Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency.
Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently
employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom
of Information/Privacy office.
Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees
The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former
civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or
fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number,
date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last
date of employment to:
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/
>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295
Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at:
http://www.archives.gov/ .
Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we
encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and
Privacy Act page at
http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for
more information.
Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.
---
On Oct. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-85.
Thank you for your help.
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
September 15, 2014
Dear Mr. Feathers:
This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request dated September 15, 2014.
Please note that, depending upon the nature of your request, we may be
able to respond to you more quickly if you are able to state your request
more specifically or narrowly, either in terms of the scope of documents
you have requested or by refining the time frame of your request. If you
would like to discuss this option or if you have any questions, please
contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 694-1650. Please
include the following tracking number in all future correspondence
regarding this matter ? FOIA Request 2014-85
Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.

Sincerely,

Christopher Mealy
FOIA Requester
Service Center
---
On Sept. 15, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:
Copies of all emails sent or received by the following FEC employees since
July 1, 2013 mentioning the words "Hillary" and/or "Clinton," not
necessarily capitalized.
Please search the email accounts of the following FEC employees:
-Lee E. Goodman, chairman
-Ann M. Ravel, vice chair
-Ellen L. Weintraub, commissioner
-Matthew S. Petersen, commissioner
-Caroline C. Hunter, commissioner
-Steven T. Walther, commissioner
I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist, employed by
MuckRock and the Boston Globe, and intend to use any pertinent information
I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the
government's election practices.
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,
Todd Feathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

From: FEC

VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL

Todd Feathers
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
requests@muckrock.com

Subject: FEC Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request, No.
2014-85

Dear Mr. Feathers:
This email responds to your request for information from the Federal
Election Commission (FEC) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA),
dated and received in our office September 15, 2014. You requested
?[c]opies of all emails sent or received by the Commissioners since July
1, 2013 mentioning the words ?Hillary? and/or ?Clinton,? not necessarily
capitalized.? We have conducted a search and attached are documents
responsive to this FOIA request. See FOIA 2014-85_0001-0090 (attached).

We have redacted information from the documents we are providing pursuant
to FOIA Exemption 6. Exemption 6 protects from disclosure information
that if released would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of
personal privacy. 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(6). Additionally, approximately 95
pages of documents were withheld in their entirety. We have withheld
these documents pursuant to FOIA Exemption 5. Exemption 5 protects from
disclosure of "inter-agency or intra-agency memorandums or letters which
would not be available by law to a party other than an agency in
litigation with the agency." 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(5).

You may appeal any adverse FOIA determination. Any such appeal must be
filed in writing and should follow the guidelines set forth in 11 C.F.R. §
4.8. If you have any questions about this response, or if you would like
to discuss your request, please feel free to contact me at (202) 694-1650.
Thank you for contacting the FEC.

Sincerely,
Robert M. Kahn
FOIA Requester
Service Center

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