Housing and Urban Development Emails that Mention Ben Carson

Dylan Tull filed this request with the Department of Housing and Urban Development of the United States of America.
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From: Dylan Tull

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All the Housing and Urban Development emails that mention Ben Carson.

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Dylan Tull

From: McGirt, Eugene A

Dylan,

Your FOIA request below is asking for "all HUD emails that mention Ben Carson" which is too broad and vague to process.

A request of this nature is normally forwarded to agency officials for processing.

However, you failed to specify a timeframe for the search.

What timeframe are you requesting for this request?

From: McGirt, Eugene A

Dylan,

Your FOIA request below is asking for "all HUD emails that mention Ben Carson" which is too broad and vague to process.

A request of this nature is normally forwarded to agency officials for processing.

However, you failed to specify a timeframe for the search.

What timeframe are you requesting for this request?

From: McGirt, Eugene A

Dylan,

HUD is processing your FOIA request for responsive emails that mention Ben Carson.

In that regard, the Department issues "HUD News Briefings" everyday via email to its employees which provides updates on the latest government news. The News Briefings are hundreds of pages. Technically, those News Briefings may happen to mention Ben Carson because he is referenced in a news article or story. However, they will not be HUD internal emails between agency officials or employees, only generic news information that is being shared.

Management just wants to confirm that you want to receive substantive, relevant HUD emails that mention Ben Carson and not the generic mention of Carson in the daily HUD News Briefings.

Is that correct?

From: McGirt, Eugene A

Dylan,

HUD is processing your FOIA request for responsive emails that mention Ben Carson.

In that regard, the Department issues "HUD News Briefings" everyday via email to its employees which provides updates on the latest government news. The News Briefings are hundreds of pages. Technically, those News Briefings may happen to mention Ben Carson because he is referenced in a news article or story. However, they will not be HUD internal emails between agency officials or employees, only generic news information that is being shared.

Management just wants to confirm that you want to receive substantive, relevant HUD emails that mention Ben Carson and not the generic mention of Carson in the daily HUD News Briefings.

Is that correct?

From: Dylan Tull

Hi Mr. McGirt,

Yes, I would like to receive the substantive, relevant HUD emails that mention Ben Carson and not the generic mention of Carson in the daily HUD News Briefings.

Thank you for your help,
Dylan

From: McGirt, Eugene A

Dylan,

HUD is processing your FOIA request for responsive emails that mention Ben Carson.

In that regard, the Department issues "HUD News Briefings" everyday via email to its employees which provides updates on the latest government news. The News Briefings are hundreds of pages. Technically, those News Briefings may happen to mention Ben Carson because he is referenced in a news article or story. However, they will not be HUD internal emails between agency officials or employees, only generic news information that is being shared.

Management just wants to confirm that you want to receive substantive, relevant HUD emails that mention Ben Carson and not the generic mention of Carson in the daily HUD News Briefings.

Is that correct?

From: Dylan Tull

Hi Mr. McGirt,

Yes, that is correct. I would like to receive the substantive, relevant HUD emails that mention Ben Carson and not the generic mention of Carson in the daily HUD News Briefings.

Thank you for your help,
Dylan

From: McGirt, Eugene A

Dylan,

I have been on rotation in the Office of Hearings since February.

Do you still need the information?

From: McGirt, Eugene A

Dylan,

Your request for "all the Housing and Urban Development emails that mention Ben Carson from January 2015 to the present" may need modifying. Every e-flyer publicizing an event at HUD has Ben Carson mentioned. Those alone would produce thousands of hits, not including the e-mailed HUD Happenings newsletters that mention Ben Carson. Those are just miscellaneous, regular happenings that wouldn't be of any consequence to what you would like to acquire.

Would you like to modify your request to a specific topic matter? Or, emails to/from agency officials that mention Ben Carson?

From: McGirt, Eugene A

Dylan,

Your request for "all the Housing and Urban Development emails that mention Ben Carson from January 2015 to the present" may need modifying. Every e-flyer publicizing an event at HUD has Ben Carson mentioned.

I have attached HUD News Briefing newsletters and Daily Clips that mention Ben Carson and represent 95% of the emails based on your current request. Those are just miscellaneous, general newsletters and clips that wouldn't be of any consequence to what you would like to acquire.

Would you like to modify your request to a specific topic matter? Or, emails to/from agency officials that mention Ben Carson aside from HUD Happenings newsletters and Daily Clips?

From: McGirt, Eugene A

Dylan,

Your request for "all the Housing and Urban Development emails that mention Ben Carson from January 2015 to the present" may need modifying. Every e-flyer publicizing an event at HUD has Ben Carson mentioned.

I have attached HUD News Briefing newsletters and Daily Clips that mention Ben Carson and represent 95% of the emails based on your current request. Those are just miscellaneous, general newsletters and clips that wouldn't be of any consequence to what you would like to acquire.

Would you like to modify your request to a specific topic matter? Or, emails to/from agency officials that mention Ben Carson aside from HUD Happenings newsletters and Daily Clips?

From: McGirt, Eugene A

Dylan,

Your request for "all the Housing and Urban Development emails that mention Ben Carson from January 2015 to the present" may need modifying. Every e-flyer publicizing an event at HUD has Ben Carson mentioned.

I have attached HUD News Briefing newsletters and Daily Clips that mention Ben Carson and represent 95% of the emails based on your current request. Those are just miscellaneous, general newsletters and clips that wouldn't be of any consequence to what you would like to acquire.

Would you like to modify your request to a specific topic matter? Or, emails to/from agency officials that mention Ben Carson aside from HUD Happenings newsletters and Daily Clips?

From: McGirt, Eugene A

Dylan,

Your request for "all the Housing and Urban Development emails that mention Ben Carson from January 2015 to the present" may need modifying. Every e-flyer publicizing an event at HUD has Ben Carson mentioned.

I have attached HUD News Briefing newsletters and Daily Clips that mention Ben Carson and represent 95% of the emails based on your current request. Those are just miscellaneous, general newsletters and clips that wouldn't be of any consequence to what you would like to acquire.

Would you like to modify your request to a specific topic matter? Or, emails to/from agency officials that mention Ben Carson aside from HUD Happenings newsletters and Daily Clips?

From: McGirt, Eugene A

Dylan,

Your request for "all the Housing and Urban Development emails that mention Ben Carson from January 2015 to the present" may need modifying. Every e-flyer publicizing an event at HUD has Ben Carson mentioned.

I have attached HUD News Briefing newsletters and Daily Clips that mention Ben Carson and represent 95% of the emails based on your current request. Those are just miscellaneous, general newsletters and clips that wouldn't be of any consequence to what you would like to acquire.

Would you like to modify your request to a specific topic matter? Or, emails to/from agency officials that mention Ben Carson aside from HUD Happenings newsletters and Daily Clips?

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

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