Makan Delrahim at DOJ

Alexander Rony filed this request with the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division of the United States of America.
Tracking # ATFY17-073
Due May 1, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Alexander Rony

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Emails sent by Makan Delrahim from July 2003 through August 2005 while he was serving as deputy assistant attorney general.

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,

Alexander Rony

From: Hayes, Shaniece (ATR)

Please see attached.

From: Wiercioch, Ronald

Dear Mr. Rony:

Your request is on our backlog of pending FOIA requests. We will respond to your request as soon as we can. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Ron Wiercioch
FOIA Public Liaison

From: Alexander Rony

Dear Mr. Wiercioch,

In your acknowledgment letter to my FOIA request (#ATFY17-083), you stated in part, "to speed up this process, you may wish to reformulate or narrow the scope of your request to limit the number of potentially responsive records." I am interested in records of communication pertaining to the following companies: Access Industries, AT&T, Bayer, Cadiz Inc., ChemChina, Comcast, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Monsanto, Syngenta, and West Valley Water District.

These companies would reflect former lobbying clients for Mr. Delrahim and several companies currently pursuing mergers. His stances on issues pertaining to them while previously working at the Justice Department would be important information as he is currently nominated to lead the Antitrust Division. As such, I am requesting a public interest fee waiver.

Please let me know if this list of companies would still represent a lengthy search and review process. I am willing to adjust my search terms in a way that is convenient for your office.

Regards,
Alexander Rony
Sierra Club

From: Alexander Rony

Mr. Wiercioch,

One correction to my last contact (fixed and repeated below): the FOIA request number is ATFY17-073.

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Dear Mr. Wiercioch,

In your acknowledgment letter to my FOIA request (#ATFY17-073), you stated in part, "to speed up this process, you may wish to reformulate or narrow the scope of your request to limit the number of potentially responsive records." I am interested in records of communication pertaining to the following companies: Access Industries, AT&T, Bayer, Cadiz Inc., ChemChina, Comcast, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Monsanto, Syngenta, and West Valley Water District.

These companies would reflect former lobbying clients for Mr. Delrahim and several companies currently pursuing mergers. His stances on issues pertaining to them while previously working at the Justice Department would be important information as he is currently nominated to lead the Antitrust Division. As such, I am requesting a public interest fee waiver.

Please let me know if this list of companies would still represent a lengthy search and review process. I am willing to adjust my search terms in a way that is convenient for your office.

Regards,
Alexander Rony
Sierra Club

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