Rex Tillerson Email Records

Taylor Scott Amarel filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
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Due Dec. 22, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


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:

All emails, to, from, or copied to Rex Tillerson from February 1, 2017 to Present Day containing the non-case-sensitive keystring: "trump", or "kushner", or "baidu".

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.


Taylor Scott Amarel

From: U.S. Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Taylor Scott Amarel,

This is in response to your letter dated January 29, 2018 (see attachment) inquiring about the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-17254.

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to


Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center


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From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Amarel,

The Office of Information Programs and Services' electronic records system indicates your case is in processing. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to your request as soon as that information becomes available.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. It is taking significant steps to improve its responsiveness to the public and has undertaken a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) surge project to reduce the backlog in the coming months. In order to further the core FOIA goals of transparency and accountability, the State Department is committing more resources and personnel to clear the backlog of requests, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality.

The Department of State has a collection of records on its website and continues to post records previously released in response to FOIA requests. You may search the Department's website at<> for records that may be responsive to your request.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484<tel:(202)%20261-8484>, or fax us at (202) 261-8579<tel:(202)%20261-8579> or send an e-mail to<>.

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