Stephen Miller and Gene Hamilton E-mail Messages

Matthew Hoppock filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Due July 18, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Matthew Hoppock


To Whom It May Concern:

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

The e-mail messages between White House advisor Stephen Miller and DHS employees Gene P. Hamilton dated between January 20, 2017 and the date this request is processed.

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,

Matthew Hoppock

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Morning,

Thank you for contacting the DHS Privacy Office. Currently, records have been found and will be reviewed for responsiveness to your FOIA request. However, please note that we cannot provide an estimated time of completion due to the current FOIA backlog within DHS. We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner. If additional information is needed we will reach out to you directly.
Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Morning Mr. Hoppock,

Please accept the Privacy Office's apologies, we provided you with incorrect information about the status of your response. Attached is our correct acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request. We need additional information before we can process your request.

If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number 2018-HQFO-01099. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.

Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov>

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you

From: Matthew Hoppock

To be clear, I am asking for all e-mail messages dated January 20, 2017 to the present between Stephen Miller, senior advisor for policy for President Donald Trump and current or former DHS employee Gene P. Hamilton.

That would include e-mail messages Stephen Miller sent where Gene P. Hamilton is listed as a recipient (in the "to," "cc," or "bcc" fields) and would also include e-mail messages Gene P. Hamilton has sent where Stephen Miller is listed as a recipient (in the "to," "cc," or "bcc" fields).

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Morning Mr. Hoppock,

Our Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) can conduct the email search has you described. However, in our experience, such a search runs the risk of producing a very large set of records that will take months to process, even if we release records on an ongoing basis. By including specific search terms in your request, that can assist in narrowing down the search results and help us to ensure you get responsive records. We would be happy to work with you on the search terms that will get you the most responsive records you are looking for. Please let us know if there is anything you need from us. Thank you.

Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov>

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you

From: Matthew Hoppock

We don't wish to narrow the search any further. I am seeking all of the described e-mail messages between the two noted individuals. Thank you.

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Morning,

Thank you for contacting the DHS Privacy Office. Currently, records have been found and will be reviewed for responsiveness to your FOIA request. However, please note that we cannot provide an estimated time of completion due to the current FOIA backlog within DHS. We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner. If additional information is needed we will reach out to you directly.
Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov

From: Department of Homeland Security

Thank you for contacting the DHS Privacy Office. Currently, records have been found and will be reviewed for responsiveness to your FOIA request. However, please note that we cannot provide an estimated time of completion due to the current FOIA backlog within DHS. We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner. If additional information is needed we will reach out to you directly.
Regards,
The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov

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