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Josh Israel filed this request with the United States Secret Service of the United States of America.
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20172322

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From: Josh Israel

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The Request Details reports for US Secret Service FOIAs 20171441 and 20171397.

I request expedited processing. The information may be necessary for potential litigation and delay might cause loss of due process rights.

As a representative of the news media I am only required to pay for the direct cost of duplication after the first 100 pages. Through this request, I am gathering information on how the Secret Service processed FOIA requests. That is of current interest to the public as the federal government has been under increasing criticism for lack of transparency.

This information is being sought on behalf of ThinkProgress.org (an online news service) for dissemination to the general public and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I am a reporter with ThinkProgress, an online news site with a national audience seeking these documents entirely for news-gathering purposes. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

I would like to receive the information in the following format: electronic.

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,

Josh Israel

From: FOIA

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

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: United States Secret Service

Dear Requestor,

Attached you will find the final response regarding your Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act request. If you have any questions regarding 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: (202) 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.

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