Records pertaining to appointments of Interim Minister of Interior in Iraq and DHS Secretary

T. McElwee filed this request with the George W Bush (43) Presidential Library of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2020-0015-F to 2020-0017-F

Due Dec. 6, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: T. McElwee


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records discussing the firms of Giuliani Partners and Giuliani-Kerik LLC, beginning approximately January 2002; any records pertaining to the 2003 appointment of Bernard Kerik to serve as the Interim Minister of Interior of Iraq and senior adviser to the presidential envoy to Iraq; and any records pertaining to the nomination of Bernard Kerik to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security.

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,

T. McElwee

From: George W Bush (43) Presidential Library

Dear T. McElwee,

Thank you for your recent FOIA requests. I'm working on part of the
initial search, and I have a few follow-up questions.

When we search for records, are you interested in receiving correspondence
sent to the White House by members of the general public? Also, are you
interested in receiving newspaper articles, press releases, or other
publicly released material? Many of the publicly released materials and
press releases can be found online at
http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ under the 'News' section.

If you would like to talk to me about the search, or if you need
clarification on my questions, you can contact me at sarah.quick@nara.gov.

Sincerely,

Sarah Quick

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Email: sarah.quick@nara.gov

From: T. McElwee

Ms. Quick,

Thank you for your reply. I would be interested in receiving correspondence sent to the White House, where it mentions the named parties (Giuliani Partners, Giuliani-Kerik LLC, or Bernard Kerik).

This request should be construed to exclude mentions of Rudolph Giuliani where it is not in reference to Giuliani Partners, Giuliani-Kerik, or Bernard Kerik.

I am most interested in documents regarding the short-listing, vetting and appointment of Bernard Kerik for his role in Iraq and his consideration and vetting for the position of Secretary for Homeland Security. Records of any referral of his name for consideration, including the process of granting him clearance and access privileges, are most appreciated.

If this is in any way simplifies the task, the time period of interest is calendar years 2002 through 2005.

- TM

From: George W Bush (43) Presidential Library

Dear Mr. McElwee,

Thank you for contacting the George W. Bush Presidential Library and
Museum. Please see the attached information concerning your FOIA request.

If I may be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Malisa Culpepper
FOIA Coordinator

From: George W Bush (43) Presidential Library

Dear Mr. McElwee,

We have identified some open records related to your request 2020-0016-F
and wanted to let you know that they are open and available to you.
Attached is a list of these materials, which were processed as part of FOIA
2014-0225-F. If you would like to order reproductions of these previously
open folders, please let me know.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Malisa Culpepper
FOIA Coordinator

From: T. McElwee

Thank you for the notice.

Those records should be included so long as they fill the criteria (pertinent to Bernard Kerik, Giuliani Partners, Giuliani-Kerik LLC).

-TM

From: George W Bush (43) Presidential Library

Dear Mr. McElwee,

Yes, they are included in your FOIA request 2020-0016-F and we are letting
you know that these particular folders are already processed and available
to you at this time. If you would like to order reproductions of these
materials, please let us know.

Sincerely,
Malisa Culpepper
FOIA Coordinator

From: T. McElwee

Please order, yes.

-TM

From: George W Bush (43) Presidential Library

Mr. McElwee,

Here is the quote for the 3 open folders for 2020-0016-F

521115 [1] - 74 pages x $.80 per page = $59.20
521115 [2] - 76 pages x $.80 per page = $60.80
521115 [3] - 85 pages x $.80 per page = $68.00

*Total* for all 3 folders - $188.00

Please let me know if you would like to proceed with this order. We can do
digital scans, or paper copies. If you would like to proceed with this
order, we can set up a time for me to call you and get your credit card
information, or you can mail us a check, whichever is easiest for you.

If you have any questions or concerns, let me know.

Sincerely,

Brandon Zogg
Archives Technician
George W. Bush Presidential Library
214-346-1570
brandon.zogg@nara.gov

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From: T. McElwee


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $188.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: T. McElwee

BZ:

Sending this message to memorialize the following:

A payment has been authorized through MuckRock and I believe they are sending a check for the quoted dollar amount of $188.00.

I request Folders 521115 [1] [2] & [3] be emailed as scans upon receipt of check.

My assumption is that the rest of the MDR is continuing.

Thank you,
TM

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