Rachel Brand Emails

Taylor Scott Amarel filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General of the United States of America.
Tracking #

DOJ-2018-002883

Due March 20, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Taylor Scott Amarel

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like to obtain all emails sent to, copied to, or received by Rachel Brand, the former third-highest-ranking official at the Justice Department and the first woman to serve as associate attorney general, that contain any of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings: "EB-5", "POTUS", or "Money Laundering", from January 1, 2015 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: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

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=090004d281816796)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2018-002883
* Requester Name: Taylor S. Amarel
* Date Submitted: 02/21/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: foia request

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

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

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Mr. Amarel:

I am writing in response to your requests for status updates regarding your FOIA requests with the following tracking numbers: DOJ-2018-001162, DOJ-2018-001163, DOJ-2018-001165, and DOJ-2018-002883. At this time, we have initiated searches for the requested records but have not yet received responsive documents. The estimated time frame to complete this request currently stands at about a year from today's date.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or our FOIA Public Liaison, Douglas Hibbard, at 202-514-3642.

Thank you,

Brittnie R. Baker
Attorney-Advisor
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice
(202) 514-3642

From: Taylor Scott Amarel

Thank you very much! I am very excited that my request is moving along and can't wait to get the documents! Cheers! Happy Thursday!

From: Taylor Scott Amarel

To whom this may concern,

Is there a timeline on how long the search will take?

Thanks,
Taylor

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Good Afternoon,

At stated in our email from May 2, 2018, it could take as long as one year to close your request. That includes about six to nine months to receive search results back from our pending search. I apologize for the delay, but I assure you we are processing your request as quickly as possible.

Thank you,

Brittnie Baker
Attorney-Advisor
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice
(202)514-0833

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