Sessions USAG w/ Tanton Networks

Hassan Ahmad filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General of the United States of America.
Tracking #

EOUSA-2019-004185, DOJ-2019-006527

EOUSA-2019-004185

Est. Completion May 25, 2023
Status
Partially Completed

Communications

From: Hassan Ahmad

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all documents, emails, internal memos, external memos, cables, correspondences, directives, or any other media dated February 9, 2017 – November 7, 2018, between Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III, then Attorney General of the United States, and any one (or more) of the following organizations:

1. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)
2. The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
3. VDare
4. The Colcom Foundation
5. The Cordelia Scaife May Family Trust (or derivative form, such as C.S. May Family Trust)
6. The Pioneer Fund
7. NumbersUSA

or any of the following individuals:

1. Dr. Otis Graham
2. Mary Lou Tanton
3. Dr. John Tanton
4. Daniel (or Dan) Stein
5. Mark Krikorian
6. Dr. Roy Beck
7. Peter Brimelow
8. David Duke
9. Stephen Miller
10. John Trevor, Jr.
11. Roger Conner
12. Kris Kobach

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,

Hassan Ahmad

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://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=EOUSA-2019-004185&type=request)

* Tracking Number: EOUSA-2019-004185
* Requester Name: Hassan Ahmad
* Date Submitted: 08/20/2019
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all documents, emails, internal memos, external memos, cables, correspondences, directives, or any other media dated February 9, 2017 – November 7, 2018, between Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III, then Attorney General of the United States, and any one (or more) of the following organizations:

1. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)
2. The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
3. VDare
4. The Colcom Foundation
5. The Cordelia Scaife May Family Trust (or derivative form, such as C.S. May Family Trust)
6. The Pioneer Fund
7. NumbersUSA

or any of the following individuals:

1. Dr. Otis Graham
2. Mary Lou Tanton
3. Dr. John Tanton
4. Daniel (or Dan) Stein
5. Mark Krikorian
6. Dr. Roy Beck
7. Peter Brimelow
8. David Duke
9. Stephen Miller
10. John Trevor, Jr.
11. Roger Conner
12. Kris Kobach

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,

Hassan Ahmad

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From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Attached is correspondence from the Department of Justice's Office of Information Policy, which is associated with the above-referenced Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Please do not reply to this e-mail, as this account is not monitored.

Thank you,
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Initial Request Staff
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice

202-514-3642 (Main Line)
202-514-1009 (Fax)

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Hassan Ahmad,

This concerns your pending Freedom of Information Act request seeking records between former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and 19 named organizations and individuals from February 9, 2017, through November 7, 2018.

Given the passage of time, I am inquiring into your continued interest in this matter. If you are still interested, you can indicate so in response to this email. If we do not hear from you within 30 business days, we will assume that you are no longer interested in this matter, and your request will be closed administratively.

Please let me know if you have any questions on this matter.

Doug Hibbard
Chief, Initial Request Staff
Office of Information Policy

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Dear Hassan Ahmad <requests@muckrock.com>,
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From: Hassan Ahmad

Dear Mr. Hibbard -

Thank you for your follow up. I am still very much interested in this FOIA request. I understand from the last communication in 2019 that the matter was categorized under "unusual circumstances" per 5 U.S.C. 552 § (a)(6)(B)(i)-(iii) but given the passage of time, I would appreciate a status update.

Thank you for reaching out.

-Hassan Ahmad
hma@hmalegal.com

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Good evening, excuse the delayed response to your status inquiry, which was forwarded to me for handling. This Office is continuing to process your request DOJ-2019-006527. More specifically, we have completed our search and we are in the process to begin review of the potentially responsive records located in that search. I estimate a response to your request in approximately three to four months. Please be advised, this is an estimate and subject to change; however, if we can respond sooner, we will do so. For future inquiries on your request with this Office, you only need to reference our administrative tracking number DOJ-2019-006527. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact this Office.

Thank you,
Valeree Villanueva
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Valeree Villanueva
Supervisory Government Information Specialist &
FOIA Public Liaison
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice
202-514-3642

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Hassan Ahmad:

Good evening, excuse the delayed response to your status inquiry, I thought I previously responded to this email. This Office is continuing to process your request DOJ-2019-006527. In my communication sent on April 15, 2022, I estimated this Office’s completion for processing your FOIA request to be in three to four months. This Office is continuing to review potentially records located in our search, including conducting any necessary consultations. Given the continued review of records, I am updating the estimated date of completion to be October 2022. Unless advised otherwise by you, we will continue our processing with the understanding that you are interested in responsive emails and will continue our records review accordingly. If you would like to further discuss your request, please feel free to contact our Office to discuss this matter.

Thank you,
Valeree Villanueva
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Valeree Villanueva
Supervisory Government Information Specialist &
FOIA Public Liaison
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice
(202) 514-3642

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Dear Hassan Ahmad:

I understand that you are seeking a status update on the above-noted FOIA request, whose previous Estimated Date of Completion was October 2022, which we did not meet. Please be advised that we are working towards an interim response to your request and I expect that it will be completed by the end of January. I apologize for the delay and appreciate your patience. Feel free to contact me directly regarding this request. Thank you and have a good weekend.

Sincerely,
Sara

Sara B. Tennant
Senior Government Information Specialist
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice
441 G Street, NW
6th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Sara.Tennant@usdoj.gov<mailto:Sara.Tennant@usdoj.gov>

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Dear Hassan Ahmad:

Please see the attached.

Initial Request Staff
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice
202-514-FOIA

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