Meeting of Trump Tower (June 2016)

Carlos Gamez filed this request with the United States Secret Service of the United States of America.
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20180350

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From: Carlos Gamez

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents as they relate to the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Trump, Trump Jr., and Russians. This is reported by CNN at http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/06/politics/trump-jr-testimony-lawmakers-president-trump-tower-meeting/index.html

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,

Carlos Gamez

From: United States Secret Service

Dear Requester,

Please see the attached letter regarding the status of your FOIA/PA request. If you have any questions in regard to this matter, please contact this office at (202) 406-6370.

Thank you,

Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act Program
United States Secret Service
245 Murray Lane, SW, Building T-5
Washington, DC 20223
Phone: (202) 406-6370
Fax: (2020 406-5586
Email: FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV

All e-mail to/from this account is subject to official review and is for official use only. Action may be taken in response to any inappropriate use of the Secret Service's e-mail system. This e-mail may contain information that is privileged, law enforcement sensitive, or subject to other disclosure limitations. Such information is loaned to you and should not be further disseminated without the permission of the Secret Service. If you have received this e-mail in error, do not keep, use, disclose, or copy it; notify the sender immediately and delete it.

From: United States Secret Service

MuckRock News
Attn: Carlos Gamez

File Number: 20180350

Dear Requester:

This letter is intended to acknowledge the receipt of your recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, received by the United States Secret Service (Secret Service) on December 8, 2017, for information pertaining to the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Trump, Trump Jr., and Russians.

After further review of your request, we have determined that your request did not specifically identify the specific records which you are seeking in regard to the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Trump, Trump Jr., and Russians. Records must be described, in reasonably sufficient detail, to enable Secret Service employees who are familiar with the subject area to locate records without placing an unreasonable burden upon the agency.

Pursuant to the FOIA regulations, 6 C.F.R., Part 5, Subpart A ยง 5.3(b), you are required to describe the records you are seeking with as much information as possible to ensure that our search can locate them with a reasonable amount of effort. Whenever possible, a request should include specific information about each record sought, such as the date, title or name, author, recipient, type of records (i.e.: financial records, schedules, etc.), and subject matter of the record. As a general rule, the more specific you are about the records or type of records that you want, the more likely our agency will be able to locate those records in response to your request.

The FOIA does not require an agency to either create new records, answer questions posed by requesters, or attempt to interpret a request that does not identify specific records. Agencies are required to provide access to reasonably described, non-exempt records.

As you have failed to reasonably describe the records you are seeking, your request is not a "perfected" request, and we are unable to initiate a search for responsive records. To assist you, please click the link below to access the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations [6 CFR, Chapter I, Part 5, Subpart A] implementing certain provisions of the Freedom of Information Act of 1986, relating to the proper form for making a FOIA request.

DHS FOIA Regulations: http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/FOIA_FedReg_Notice.pdf

Please be advised, this is not a denial of your request. Please resubmit your request containing a reasonable description of the records you are seeking. Upon receipt of the required information, you will be advised of the status of your request. Failure to respond, within thirty (30) days from the date of this letter, will result in the administrative closure of your file.

Your request has been assigned FOIA File No. 20180350. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this matter, please contact this office at (202) 406-6370. Please refer to the file number indicated above in all correspondence with this office.

Thank you,

Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act Program
United States Secret Service
245 Murray Lane, SW, Building T-5
Washington, DC 20223
Phone: (202) 406-6370
Fax: (202) 406-5586
Email: FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV<mailto:FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV>

All e-mail to/from this account is subject to official review and is for official use only. Action may be taken in response to any inappropriate use of the Secret Service's e-mail system. This e-mail may contain information that is privileged, law enforcement sensitive, or subject to other disclosure limitations. Such information is loaned to you and should not be further disseminated without the permission of the Secret Service. If you have received this e-mail in error, do not keep, use, disclose, or copy it; notify the sender immediately and delete it.

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