Justice Department OLC Memo on Legality of Carter's son serving as White House Intern

Russel Neiss filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # FY17-023
Due Feb. 7, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Russel Neiss

To Whom It May Concern:

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

In a recent NYT piece (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/18/us/politics/donald-trump-administration.html) Richard W. Painter, an ethics counsel to George W. Bush, references a memo issued by the Carter administration's Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel suggesting that his son would be forbidden from serving as a White House Intern due to a 1967 nepotism law. I am seeking that memo.

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.


Russel Neiss

From: USDOJ-Office of Legal Counsel (SMO)

Mr. Neiss:

Attached please find the acknowledgment letter for your FOIA request, which was assigned tracking number FY17-023.
Jared Kaprove
FOIA and Records Management Attorney
Office of Legal Counsel
U.S. Department of Justice