Leak referrals and consultations (United States Customs and Border Protection)

Emma Best filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking #

CBP-2019-055810

Multi Request Leak referrals and consultations
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of documents, including but not limited to emails, memos, letters, reports, briefs and call logs, referring to, discussing or generated as a result of referrals to and consultations with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other components of the Department of Justice (Criminal Division, Civil Division, National Security Division, the Attorney General's office, etc.), regarding instances of unauthorized disclosures of information (AKA leaks) for investigation and/or prosecution between January 20, 1981 (or the date of creation of this agency, whichever came first) and the present.

I request "news media" status and a fee waiver, see attached.

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,

Emma Best

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=CBP-2019-055810&type=request)
* Tracking Number: CBP-2019-055810
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 05/29/2019
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of documents, including but not limited to emails, memos, letters, reports, briefs and call logs, referring to, discussing or generated as a result of referrals to and consultations with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other components of the Department of Justice (Criminal Division, Civil Division, National Security Division, the Attorney General's office, etc.), regarding instances of unauthorized disclosures of information (AKA leaks) for investigation and/or prosecution between January 20, 1981 (or the date of creation of this agency, whichever came first) and the present.

I request "news media" status and a fee waiver, see attached.

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,

Emma Best

Attachments:

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From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request - CBP-2019-055810 description has been modified. Additional details for this item are as follows:
* Tracking Number: CBP-2019-055810
* Requester: Emma Best
* Submitted Date: 05/28/2019
* Description: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of documents, including but not limited to emails, memos, letters, reports, briefs and call logs, referring to, discussing or generated as a result of referrals to and consultations with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other components of the Department of Justice (Criminal Division, Civil Division, National Security Division, the Attorney General's office, etc.), regarding instances of unauthorized disclosures of information (AKA leaks) for investigation and/or prosecution between January 20, 1981 (or the date of creation of this agency, whichever came first) and the present.

I request "news media" status and a fee waiver, see attached.

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,

Emma Best

Attachments:

https://cdn.muckrock.com/outbound_composer_attachments/TheEmmaBest/70885/Fee20category20and20search20parameters.pdf
Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAj7N8-tKxFTZAdzFv0FmWP39Y%3A1hVowh%3A0pV-lQfftzcuot4wP2ajfLf7dHc&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fbureau-of-customs-and-border-protection-38%252Fleak-referrals-and-consultations-united-states-customs-and-border-protection-74137%252F%253Femail%253Dadmin%252540foiaonline.gov%252B%252528error%252529

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request CBP-2019-055810 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-OIT-2019-055810. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: CBP-2019-055810
* New Tracking Number: CBP-OIT-2019-055810
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 05/28/2019
* Long Description: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of documents, including but not limited to emails, memos, letters, reports, briefs and call logs, referring to, discussing or generated as a result of referrals to and consultations with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other components of the Department of Justice (Criminal Division, Civil Division, National Security Division, the Attorney General's office, etc.), regarding instances of unauthorized disclosures of information (AKA leaks) for investigation and/or prosecution between January 20, 1981 (or the date of creation of this agency, whichever came first) and the present.

I request "news media" status and a fee waiver, see attached.

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,

Emma Best

Attachments:

https://cdn.muckrock.com/outbound_composer_attachments/TheEmmaBest/70885/Fee20category20and20search20parameters.pdf
Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAj7N8-tKxFTZAdzFv0FmWP39Y%3A1hVowh%3A0pV-lQfftzcuot4wP2ajfLf7dHc&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fbureau-of-customs-and-border-protection-38%252Fleak-referrals-and-consultations-united-states-customs-and-border-protection-74137%252F%253Femail%253Dadmin%252540foiaonline.gov%252B%252528error%252529

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request CBP-OIT-2019-055810 has been
fully granted.

* Fee Waiver Original Justification:
As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by
reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees
be waived.
* Fee Waiver Disposition Reason:
N/A

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request CBP-OIT-2019-055810 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-2019-055810. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:

* Old Tracking Number:
CBP-OIT-2019-055810
* New Tracking Number:
CBP-2019-055810
* Requester Name:
Emma Best
* Date Submitted:
05/28/2019
* Long Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of documents, including but not limited to emails, memos, letters, reports, briefs and call logs, referring to, discussing or generated as a result of referrals to and consultations with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other components of the Department of Justice (Criminal Division, Civil Division, National Security Division, the Attorney General's office, etc.), regarding instances of unauthorized disclosures of information (AKA leaks) for investigation and/or prosecution between January 20, 1981 (or the date of creation of this agency, whichever came first) and the present.

I request "news media" status and a fee waiver, see attached.

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,

Emma Best

Attachments:

https://cdn.muckrock.com/outbound_composer_attachments/TheEmmaBest/70885/Fee20category20and20search20parameters.pdf
Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAj7N8-tKxFTZAdzFv0FmWP39Y%3A1hVowh%3A0pV-lQfftzcuot4wP2ajfLf7dHc&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fbureau-of-customs-and-border-protection-38%252Fleak-referrals-and-consultations-united-states-customs-and-border-protection-74137%252F%253Femail%253Dadmin%252540foiaonline.gov%252B%252528error%252529

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

Dear Emma Best,

Your following request needs additional information to continue.
"Copies of documents, including but not limited to emails, memos, letters, reports, briefs and call logs, referring to, discussing or generated as a result of referrals to and consultations with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other components of the Department of Justice (Criminal Division, Civil Division, National Security Division, the Attorney General's office, etc.), regarding instances of unauthorized disclosures of information (AKA leaks) for investigation and/or prosecution between January 20, 1981 (or the date of creation of this agency, whichever came first) and the present."

Please provide additional inform to include:

Right now we can only do email searches that go back to approximately December 2008; we're unable to go back to Jan 20, 1981. We can run an email search on all CBP email boxes that send/receive an email from "*@fbi.gov" and/or "*@doj.gov" and keywords "unauthorized disclosure" and/or "leaks". Please let us know how you'd like to proceed to including timeframe and/or keyword searches in emails. We're unable to break down DOJ offices or internal offices of the FBI, so the email search would include the wildcard (or, *) in the email search parameters.

Thank you,

Mr. Shannon L. Scott, M.S., C.C.F.E
Acting Subject Matter Expert
Customs and Border Protection
PDO, FOIA Division

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

Dear Emma Best,

Your following request needs additional information to continue.
"Copies of documents, including but not limited to emails, memos, letters, reports, briefs and call logs, referring to, discussing or generated as a result of referrals to and consultations with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other components of the Department of Justice (Criminal Division, Civil Division, National Security Division, the Attorney General's office, etc.), regarding instances of unauthorized disclosures of information (AKA leaks) for investigation and/or prosecution between January 20, 1981 (or the date of creation of this agency, whichever came first) and the present."

Please provide additional inform to include:

Right now we can only do email searches that go back to approximately December 2008; we're unable to go back to Jan 20, 1981. We can run an email search on all CBP email boxes that send/receive an email from "*@fbi.gov" and/or "*@doj.gov" and keywords "unauthorized disclosure" and/or "leaks". Please let us know how you'd like to proceed to including timeframe and/or keyword searches in emails. We're unable to break down DOJ offices or internal offices of the FBI, so the email search would include the wildcard (or, *) in the email search parameters.

Thank you,

Mr. Shannon L. Scott, M.S., C.C.F.E
Acting Subject Matter Expert
Customs and Border Protection
PDO, FOIA Division

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

Dear Emma Best,

Your following request needs additional information to continue.

"Copies of documents, including but not limited to emails, memos, letters, reports, briefs and call
logs, referring to, discussing or generated as a result of referrals to and consultations with the
Federal Bureau of Investigation and other components of the Department of Justice (Criminal
Division, Civil Division, National Security Division, the Attorney General's office, etc.), regarding
instances of unauthorized disclosures of information (AKA leaks) for investigation and/or prosecution
between January 20, 1981 (or the date of creation of this agency, whichever came first) and the
present."

Please provide additional inform to include:
Right now we can only do email searches that go back to approximately December 2008; we're
unable to go back to Jan 20, 1981. We can run an email search on all CBP email boxes that
send/receive an email from "*@fbi.gov" and/or "*@doj.gov" and keywords "unauthorized
disclosure" and/or "leaks". Please let us know how you'd like to proceed to including timeframe
and/or keyword searches in emails. We're unable to break down DOJ offices or internal offices of the
FBI, so the email search would include the wildcard (or, *) in the email search parameters.

Thank you,

Mr. Shannon L. Scott, M.S., C.C.F.E
Acting Subject Matter Expert
Customs and Border Protection
PDO, FOIA Division

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

CBP-2019-055810 has been processed with the following final disposition: Improper FOIA Request for Other Reasons.

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