Mick Mulvaney Records

Taylor Scott Amarel filed this request with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau of the United States of America.
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From: Taylor Scott Amarel


To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like to obtain all email records sent by Mick Mulvaney containing the non-case-sensitive key-string of "POTUS" or "Miller" from November 1, 2017 to Present Day.

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,

Taylor Scott Amarel

From: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Dear Amarel Taylor.

Attached to this email is our final response to your FOIA request dated August 21, 2019 to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the CFPB FOIA Team at 1-855-444-FOIA[X] (3642) or FOIA@consumerfinance.gov<mailto:FOIA@consumerfinance.gov>.
Thank you.

FOIA Public Liaison | FOIA Office
Office: (202) 435-9499 | Toll Free: (855) 444-3642

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
consumerfinance.gov/foia<https://www.consumerfinance.gov/foia-requests/>

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From: Taylor Scott Amarel

Hello,

I wish to appeal this determination.

After receiving other email records from alternative sources, I wish to appeal this determination as there exist records that meet these search teams.

Thank you.

From: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Dear Mr. Amarel,
Attached please find the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) final determination regarding your appeal of the CFPB's response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request No. CFPB-2019-0456-A. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the CFPB FOIA Team at 1-855-444-FOIA (3642) or CFPB_FOIA@cfpb.gov. (mailto:CFPB_FOIA@cfpb.gov)
Thank you.

Laura M. Hussain
Assistant General Counsel for Litigation and Oversight
Legal Division
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

  • FINAL Appellate Determination Letter_2019-456_02-03-20201

From: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Hi Taylor,

I'm the senior team lead for the CFPB FOIA Office. I was hoping to speak with you regarding your appeal that was remanded (see attached for your reference) to our office for reprocessing. So far, we have identified two sets of records we previously overlooked.

The first set of records are email communications pertaining to an individual's Consumer Response Complaint. The records are responsive because Miller is the last name of a person that appears throughout the Consumer Response Complaint documents. The individual sent emails on several occasions to Mick Mulvaney (as well as other CFPB employees) regarding his Complaint and containing detailed information about his Complaint. These records will be almost entirely redacted in full under b6 because of the personal financial information pertaining to the Complaint.

The second set of records is an Auto Market News Clipper email that appears to be a subscription email that multiple CFPB employees receive, including Mick Mulvaney. The records are responsive because one CFPB employee who receives the Clipper has the last name of Miller and another CFPB employee who receives the Clipper has a last name that contains the word "miller" in her last name. The records are also responsive because Mick Mulvaney forwards the Clipper email and asks a question about the frequency of the Clipper.

I was hoping to speak with you about waiving receipt of the first set of records due to their size and volume of the records set - and the subject-matter of the records - due to the fact that the records will be almost entirely redacted. I was hoping to speak with you about waiving receipt of the second set of records because of the subject matter - it being a subscription email without any substantive comments from Mick Mulvaney or any other CFPB employee apart from Mick Mulvaney's question regarding the frequency of the issuance of the Clipper.

Would you be available to discuss on the phone? If these are not the types of records you were looking for when submitting this request, I'm hoping you may be amenable to waiving receipt of the two records sets?

We will continue to look for additional responsive documents we may have overlooked.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,

Kathleen

Kathleen Drohan
FOIA Senior Team Lead | Operations
Office: (202) 435-9167 | Mobile: (202) 322-3873

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
consumerfinance.gov<http://www.consumerfinance.gov/>

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delete the e-mail and any attachments. An inadvertent disclosure is not intended to waive any privileges.

  • FINAL Appellate Determination Letter_2019-456_02-03-20201

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