Post Office Pavilion

Emma Best filed this request with the General Services Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2017-000264
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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under 41 CFR 105-60 and the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Materials relating to the Post Office Pavilion lease and the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. which was developed on the property by a consortium headed by The Trump Organization, including any materials relating on a conflict of interest relating to this as well as concerns relating to the language of the lease and President-elect Trump's involvement with it as barred by the lease's language stating that "No ... elected official of the Government of the United States ... shall be admitted to any share or part of this Lease, or to any benefit that may arise therefrom..." I am also requesting materials including internal letters, memoranda and talking points relating to this issue.

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,

Michael Best

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Thank you very much for your note and your suggestion that we use the agency's online portal for our request and future requests.

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From: gsa.foia@gsa.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=090004d281096ca5)
* Tracking Number: GSA-2017-000264
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 12/14/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: This is a request under 41 CFR 105-60 and the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: Materials relating to the Post Office Pavilion lease and the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. which was developed on the property by a consortium headed by The Trump Organization, including any materials relating on a conflict of interest relating to this as well as concerns relating to the language of the lease and President-elect Trump's involvement with it as barred by the lease's language stating that "No ... elected official of the Government of the United States ... shall be admitted to any share or part of this Lease, or to any benefit that may arise therefrom..." I am also requesting materials including internal letters, memoranda and talking points relating to this issue. 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.

From: Toni Slappy - H1F

Good Morning:

I received your request in the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: foia@regulations.gov <foia@regulations.gov>
Date: Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 8:34 AM
Subject: FOIA Assignment for GSA-2017-000264
To: "toni.slappy@gsa.gov" <toni.slappy@gsa.gov>

You have been assigned to the FOIA request GSA-2017-000264. Additional
details for this request are as follows:

- Assigned By: Duane Fulton
- Request Tracking Number: GSA-2017-000264
- Due Date: N/A
- Requester: Michael Best
- Request Track: Simple
- Short Description: N/A
- Long Description: This is a request under 41 CFR 105-60 and the
Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Materials relating to the Post Office Pavilion lease and the Trump
International Hotel Washington, D.C. which was developed on the property by
a consortium headed by The Trump Organization, including any materials
relating on a conflict of interest relating to this as well as concerns
relating to the language of the lease and President-elect Trump's
involvement with it as barred by the lease's language stating that "No ...
elected official of the Government of the United States ... shall be
admitted to any share or part of this Lease, or to any benefit that may
arise therefrom..." I am also requesting materials including internal
letters, memoranda and talking points relating to this issue. 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.

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Ms. Toni L. Slappy,
Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Requester Service Center & Records Management
Management & Oversight Division (H1F)
Office of Administrative Services (H)
U.S. General Services Administration
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Washington, DC 20405
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From: gsa.foia@gsa.gov

GSA-2017-000264 has been processed with the following final disposition: Partial grant/partial denial.
Given the nature of this request, some records are only being released to you as the requester. If you have an account in FOIAonline, you may access those records by logging into FOIAonline. Otherwise, those responsive records will be sent via the method agreed upon with the FOIA processor. (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/home?objectId=090004d281096ca5)

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