OIP emails on transparency groups

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy of the United States of America.
Due Jan. 11, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all emails to or from or carbon copied to Melanie Pustay that contain any of the following words or phrases:

Black Vault
Memory Hole
Government Attic
Judicial Watch
Michael Best
That 1 Archive
Glomar Disclosure

During calendar years 2015 and 2015.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government for AND Magazine, MuckRock and Glomar Disclosure and have an open publishing arrangement with all three outlets. My articles have been widely read, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. The requested documents will be made freely available to the general public through the non-profit Internet Archive, 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.


Michael Best

From: Michael Best

Correction - that should have said "During calendar years 2015 and 2016."

Thank you!

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2810b880b)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2017-001355
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 12/20/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: FOIA request

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

Attached is this Office's acknowledgment of the above-referenced request.

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
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