OLC memo on legality of President Appointing a relative

Russel Neiss filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Russel Neiss

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The November 14, 1972 memo from Assistant Attorney General Roger C. Cramton to John Dean, Counsel to the President regarding the legality of appointing a relative to a White House staff position.

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.


Russel Neiss

From: USDOJ-Office of Legal Counsel (SMO)

Dear Mr. Neiss:

Attached, please find the acknowledgement letter for your FOIA request to OLC that was assigned tracking number FY17-168.

Melissa Golden, Esq.
Lead Paralegal and FOIA Specialist
Office of Legal Counsel
Department of Justice
Please note my new last name (formerly Kassier)

From: USDOJ-Office of Legal Counsel (SMO)

Mr. Neiss:

Attached please find the response to your FOIA request, which was assigned tracking number FY17-168.
Jared Kaprove
FOIA and Records Management Attorney
Office of Legal Counsel
U.S. Department of Justice