Hillary Rodham Clinton email search

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking #

DHS/OS/PRIV 11-0158



From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails and corresponding attachments sent to (to:, cc: or bcc:) or from Hillary Rodham Clinton (or any person who communicates on her behalf) where the email contains any of the following keywords in the subject or body: "just between us" "breach" "big trouble" "too late" "stupid" "bad company" "perception issue" "the real objective" "very slippery slope" or "true disaster". Limit responsive emails to those sent between 01/20/2009 and the date this request is processed. If she does not use email, expand the search to all methods of communication which she does use.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Jason Smathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
185 Beacon St. #3
Somerville, MA 02143

Daytime: (857) 488- 3081
E-mail: requests@muckrock.com

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From: Department of Homeland Security

  • Rejection letter of request for Hillary Clinton e-mail search

From: Jason Smathers

I have provided a list of keywords to conduct a search and have specifically identified the writer (Hillary Rodham Clinton and anyone who communicates on her behalf).

Please conduct a search for the specified keywords on the computers issued to Hillary Rodham Clinton and any other persons who write letters or other forms of communication on behalf of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Conduct a file search to locate documents, a search in stored emails, and any other search required if Hillary Rodham Clinton communicates in an alternative means.

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 Nov. 5, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 5, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 5, 2010. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Jason Smathers


We would like an updated status on the FOIA request copied below, which you had assigned DHS/OS/PRIV 11-0158. We believe that clarifying communcations sent to the FOIA@HQ.DHS.GOV inbox were not received. Please confirm receipt and provide an update on this request.

Thank you.


n June, 14, 2013, our office received your attached inquiry for DHS/OS/PRIV 11-0158. Our office forwarded to you the attached final response to this
Request on November 16, 2010.



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