Rick Perry Emails

Taylor Amarel filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.
Tracking #

HQ-2018-01168-F

HQ-2018-01167-F

HQ-2018-01168-F

Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Taylor Amarel


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails sent to, from, or copied to: Rick Perry, from January 1, 2016 to Present Day containing any of the following non-case-sensitive key-string "liberals", "kushner", "Giuliani", "Mastroianni", "Elliott Broidy", "Mark Siffin", "George Nader", "Erik Prince", "alias", "FOIA", "Israel" or "whistleblower". After conducting a search to determine how many email records exist, if these records are too cumbersome to go through, please let me know the total number of records for the time period requested and I may desire to modify my request to limit the keywords or timeframe.

You may exclude emails that may be classified as newsletters, junk, or spam.

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 Amarel

From: Department of Energy

Ms. Amarel:

Thank you for the request for information that you submitted to the Department of Energy. You FOIA request number is HQ-2018-01168-F. Please reference this number when corresponding with the Department of Energy regarding your request.
Best,
Sheree DeBerry
202-287-6733

From: Department of Energy

Ms. Amarel:

Thank you for the request for information that you submitted to the Department of Energy. Your FOIA request number is HQ-2018-01167-F. Please reference this number when corresponding with the Department of Energy regarding your request.
Best,
Sheree DeBerry
202-287-6733

From: Department of Energy

Ms. Amarel:

Please review the interim letter for FOIA request, HQ-2018-01168-F, attached to this email. Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.
Best,

Sheree

From: Department of Energy

Ms. Amarel:

You requested the search of emails range from January 1, 2016 to present day. Secretary Perry was sworn in as Secretary of Energy on March 2, 2017. Would you like to amend the timeframe to March 2, 2017 until present?

Please let me know how you would like to move forward. Feel free to call as well as email.
Best,

Sheree DeBerry
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202)287-6733

From: Taylor Amarel

Yes, you may amend the request from March 2, 2017 until present. (In some instances administrative appointees were given an email address before they were sworn in - thus why I requested a larger time frame.)

Best,
Taylor Amarel

From: Department of Energy

Thanks for the quick response.
Best,

Sheree

From: Department of Energy

Good Afternoon:

Please note that the FOIA request number is HQ-2018-01168-F. I put the incorrect request number in the previous emails. Please confirm that you agree to the amendment for HQ-2018-01168-F.

My Apologies,

Sheree

From: Department of Energy

Ms. Amarel:

Please disregard the previous emails. Please respond to this email regarding the amendment. The FOIA request number is HQ-2018-01168-F.
Thanks,
Sheree

From: Taylor Amarel

To whom this may concern,

In relation to the below email, I agree with the amendment. Apologies if the muckrock system caused some confusion with the emails.

"Good Afternoon:

Please note that the FOIA request number is HQ-2018-01168-F. I put the incorrect request number in the previous emails. Please confirm that you agree to the amendment for HQ-2018-01168-F.

My Apologies,

Sheree"

From: Department of Energy

Good Morning,

We have the same issue with FOIA request HQ-2018-01167-F. Dan Brouilette was sworn in as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy on August 7, 2017. Please let me know if we can change the search date to the following: August 7, 2017 until present.

Please let me know if you have questions.
Best,

Sheree DeBerry
202-267-6733

From: Taylor Amarel

Good morning, thanks for the response. You may change the search date to the following: August 7, 2017 until present.

Best,
Taylor

From: Department of Energy

Hello Taylor,

A search for responsive documents has been performed and the results are extremely voluminous (thousands of emails). To help get you records faster would you be willing to waive attachments? From a quick look most of these attachments appear to be draft documents which will most likely be heavily redacted. If you agree to waive attachments the name of the attachment will still appear and you can file a separate FOIA request to request the attachments you are interested in. Please let me know if you agree to waive attachments.

Thank you,

Auborn Finney
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202)586-1404

From: Taylor Amarel

To whom this may concern,

Thank you. For the time being, I would agree to wave attachments and may follow-up with additional requests if necessary.

Thank you,
Taylor Amarel

From: Department of Energy

Good morning Ms. Amarel,

I just wanted to follow up with you regarding these requests. Please let me know when you might be available for a phone call.

Alternatively, if you're no longer interested in receiving this information, please let me know so that I can close the cases. If I don't hear from you by Friday, October 5, 2018, I'll go ahead and proceed with closing them.
Thanks,
Rachel

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