Justice Department Media Monitoring

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Department of Justice - FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit of the United States of America.
Tracking # DOJ-2016-002527
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

* Copies of any subpoenas, formal and informal requests, or NSLs sent requesting journalists' phone, email, or other communication records, whether sent to the journalists directly, to news organizations, or to telephone, Internet Service Provider, or other electronic communications companies (i.e., Yahoo!, Google, Facebook, Twitter) that may have hosted or helped transact such communications.
* Copies of any internal policies and procedures governing or directing such requests and the policies surrounding the use of such requested data.
* Copies of any memorandum sent to or from the Attorney General's office regarding such requests, including any legal opinions and memos as well as any directives from the AG's office on the aforementioned types of requests.
* Copies of any legal memos generated by Justice Department lawyers regarding the legality and procedures for requesting journalist communications.
* Copies of communications between the Associated Press, Fox News, and other news organizations and the Justice Department regarding the monitoring or capture of communications of their journalists by the Justice Department, including any agreements, complaints, or notifications sent or received by the Justice Department.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

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 Aug. 13, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Mr. Morisy,

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number
EMRUFOIA121415-2.
Thanks

MRU FOIA

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Sir/Madam,

We referred your request to the DOJ component(s) below: you have designated or, based on descriptive information you have provided, to the component(s) most likely to have the records. All future inquiries concerning the status of your request should be addressed to the office(s) listed below:

FOIA/PA
Office of Information Policy
Department of Justice
Suite 11050
1425 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-FOIA

Thank you,

MRU FOIA

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Good Afternoon,

Per our e-mail below, your request was referred to OIP for response. Please follow-up with them directly.

Thanks.

MRU FOIA

From: Michael Morisy

Please confirm receipt of the FOIA request included below, which was referred to your agency earlier. Thank you.

From: Delake, Nadege (OIP)

Mr. Morisy,
Attached is this Office's acknowledgment letter to your above-referenced FOIA request.

Sincerely,
Initial Request Staff
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice

From: Delake, Nadege (OIP)

Mr. Morisy,
Thanks for inquiring into the status of your request. Please be advised that we are currently processing your request and estimate that it may take 6 to 9 months to complete it.

Sincerely,
Initial Request Staff
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice

From: Delake, Nadege (OIP)

Mr. Morisy,
This is to provide an update on the status of your request. Please be advised that your request is at the final stage and we estimate that it may a week to complete it.

Sincerely,
Initial Request Staff
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice

From: Delake, Nadege (OIP)

Mr. Morisy,
Attached is our final response to your above-referenced FOIA request.

Sincerely,
Initial Request Staff
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice

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