Freedom of Information request: Eric Holder emails

Jenna Fowler filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General of the United States of America.
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From: Jenna Fowler

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails sent and received by Eric Holder on May 31, 2014.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Jenna Fowler


This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2017-001169
* Requester Name: Jenna Fowler
* Date Submitted: 12/08/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: FOIA request

From: Hotchkiss, Eric (OIP)

Good afternoon Ms. Fowler,

I am the Government Information Specialist assigned to process your FOIA request for all email sent and received by former Attorney General Eric Holder on May 31, 2014. A search has been conducted and based on this search, I assume you are interested in emails pertaining to Bowe Bergdahl's release by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Guantanamo Bay detainees. If this is the case, would you please respond to confirm that you aren't interested in this Office processing anything that is not related to that subject? Doing so should speed our final response as we would not need to process material that is not of interest to you. I would be happy to discuss the other material located to ensure that you are not interested in it being processed, or explain our FOIA process in general. If you would like to discuss your request, please call my direct line below or respond to this email with contact information.

Thanks for your time,

Eric Hotchkiss
Government Information Specialist
Office of Information Policy


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From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

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