Records concerning Hillary Clinton’s fireworks show

J.K. Trotter filed this request with the Coast Guard of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2017-CGFO-00433
Status
Completed

Communications

From: J.K. Trotter

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records of all correspondence, written or electronic, exchanged between the U.S. Coast Guard and any employees working for or on behalf of the presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Please limit the requested records to those regarding the Clinton campaign's desire to launch fireworks in or around New York City and/or the Hudson River on the night of November 8, 2016. Please limit the requested records to those dated between October 15, 2016 and November 15, 2016.

Please note that the existence of these records has already been reported by the news media, and confirmed by Coast Guard officials:

http://www.tmz.com/2016/11/07/hillary-clinton-cancels-fireworks-election-night/

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,
J.K. Trotter

From: Dailey, Lorin E CIV

Mr. Trotter,

I have checked with our Divisions at USCG Sector New York and we do not have
any records on this.

Thank you,
Lorin Dailey
SECNY

From: Vaughan, Nicolette A CDR

Mr. Trotter,

My apologies- Sector New York did issue official correspondence and
exchanged e-mails with the owner of a fireworks company. Our FOIA Officer
was unaware of these documents. We are now in the process of gathering the
documents in order to provide them to you, in a redacted manner, as soon as
it is possible for us. Thank you.

My best,

Nicolette Vaughan, CDR
Chief, Prevention Department
USCG Sector New York
718-354-4075

From: HQS-SMB-FOIA

Good afternoon,

Your request was forwarded to the Coast Guard's Sector New York for processing and direct response to you under FOIA number 2017-CGFO-00433. For the current status of your request, pleases contact Mr. Lorin Dailey of SEC New York at 718-354-1462.

Sincerely,

Amanda C. Ackerson
Management and Policy Analyst
U.S. Coast Guard (CG-611)
Office of Information Management
2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE STOP 7710
WASHINGTON DC 20593-7710
Phone: 202-475-3522
Fax: 202-372-8413

From: Lavallee, Jon D LT

Mr. Trotter,

Good Evening. I apologize for the delayed response. I am an attorney with
the Coast Guard and have been forward the materials responsive to your
request. At your convenience, I would like to discuss your request and the
expected response with you. You can reach me by calling my direct office
number: (617) 223-5114.

Very respectfully,

LT J.D. Lavallee
Judge Advocate
First Coast Guard District Legal Office
408 Atlantic Avenue, Boston MA 02110
617-223-5114

From: J.K. Trotter

Lieutenant Lavallee,

Has there been any progress on my FOIA request (case number 2017-CGFO-00433)?

Thanks very much,
J.K. Trotter

From: Lavallee, Jon D LT

Sir,

Good Morning. Thank you for your email and your patience.

I returned to my office from an extended absence and will process your
request today. Per our conversation phone conversation in March, your
request has been amended to exclude personally identifiable information that
would normally be withheld pursuant to exemption (b)(6). This information
will be redacted from the responsive documents. I hope to have the
responsive documents to you by COB, but certainly no later than the close of
this week.

Very respectfully,

LT J.D. Lavallee
U.S. Coast Guard
First District Legal (dl)
408 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA 02110

617-223-5114

From: J.K. Trotter

Lieutenant Lavallee,

Thank you for the update. I'll be looking out for the responsive documents from you.

Sincerely,
J.K. Trotter

From: J.K. Trotter

Lieutenant Lavallee,

I just wanted to follow up about FOIA Request #2017-CGFO-00433. You wrote earlier this week that you would be sending the documents by the end of this week. Is that still the timeline?

I also left a message on your work voicemail with my number, if calling is easier.

Thanks,
J.K. Trotter

From: Lavallee, Jon D LT

Mr. Trotter,

Good Morning. Please find attached the responsive documents pursuant to
your Freedom of Information Act request. I will also follow-up with a memo
closing this request. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any
questions.

Very respectfully,

LT J.D. Lavallee

First Coast Guard District Legal Office
408 Atlantic Avenue, Boston MA 02110
617-223-5114

From: J.K. Trotter

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
J.K. Trotter

Files

pages

Close