Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Emails

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

2020-07-186

Due Feb. 5, 2020
Est. Completion Oct. 22, 2021
Status
Awaiting Response

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 Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, from August 1, 2019 to Present Day containing any of the following non-case sensitive key-string House Ways and Means" or "HWM" or "Richard Neal" or "evidence of possible misconduct".

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 Treasury

Good morning Mr. Amarel:

Attached is our acknowledgment letter regarding your FOIA request to the Department of the Treasury. Please review for additional information.

Your request has been assigned identification number 2020-07-186 and I am the Case Manager. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Michelle Henshaw
Case Manager, FOIA & Transparency
Privacy, Transparency, and Records
Michelle.Henshaw@Treasury.gov<mailto:Michelle.Henshaw@Treasury.gov>
FOIA@Treasury.gov<mailto:FOIA@Treasury.gov>
Main Phone: 202-622-0930
Desk Phone: 202-622-0875

From: Department of Treasury

Good morning, I am in receipt of your e-mail requesting the status of your request.  Please note that your request was assigned to several offices and some of the offices continue to conduct a search for records.  We are currently reviewing and processing some of the records which may be responsive to your request. Treasury Departmental Offices processes FOIA requests ina multi-track system, which identifies a request as simple or complex, andgenerally processes each request on a first-in, first-out basis. Your requestis considered complex.During the last fiscal year, complex requests were processed on average within 347 business days. Based upon this, I estimatethat we will be able to complete your request by November 26, 2020. The amount of time that will be required toprocess requests varies greatly and depends on a number of factors includinghow many offices or custodians will need to be searched, whether the recordsyou have requested are easily accessible, whether the records are electronic orhard copies, the volume of records located, the classification level of therecords, and whether or not consultations with other Federal agencies arerequired. Thank you!
Cawana

From: Department of Treasury

Good morning Mr. Amarel,
I have reached out to the program office to see about a status for your request.  Unfortunately, due to the upcoming holidays they are out of the office.
As soon as I hear something from them, I will let you know.
Sincerely,
Michelle Henshaw, Case Manager
FOIA & Transparency, PTR
US Department of the Treasury

From: Department of Treasury

Dear Mr. Amarel :
Thank you for your correspondence dated May 5, 2021, concerning the status of your Freedom of Information Act request, FOIA #2020-07-186.
Your request was processed and closed on April 7, 2021.  A final response was issued to you via email.  If you have not received the final response, please let me know.
Thank you,
Michelle Henshaw
Michelle.Henshaw@treasury.gov FOIA@treasury.gov

From: Department of Treasury

Dear Mr. Amarel :
Thank you for your email concerning the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. Currently, your request is in the review stage.
Please check back around August 23 (if you do not receive a response before then).
Thank you,
Michelle Henshaw
Michelle.Henshaw@treasury.gov FOIA@treasury.gov

From: Department of Treasury

Dear Mr. Amarel,

In the interest of speeding up the processing of this request, we ask you to consider excluding
standard and mass-produced daily news roundup emails from the responsive documents. These
emails are collections of publicly available news articles which are sent out multiple times per
day.

Please indicate whether this exclusion is acceptable by contacting Alexis Colon via e-mail at
Alexis.Colon@treasury.gov by 8/18/2021. If we do not hear from you by this date, we will
assume you are no longer interested in this FOIA request, and the request will be considered
withdrawn.

Please email me back if you have any questions.
Best,
Alexis Colon (Contractor)

From: Department of Treasury

Good morning Mr. Amarel,

I wanted to follow up on this email as it has been some time. Would you be able to send a confirmation of receipt?
Best,
Alexis Colon (Contractor)

From: Department of Treasury

Good morning Mr. Amarel,

I wanted to follow up on this email again to make sure it is being received. If this is a public mailbox, would there be a better email for correspondence for this request?
Best,
Alexis Colon (Contractor)

From: Department of Treasury

To whom it may concern:

Please forward this email to Taylor Amarel if this is a public inbox.

To continue processing on this case, I wanted to send one final follow up for this narrow-scope request for case 2019-08-121.

I have reattached the letter associated with this request. We are simply asking to remove responsive newsletters from the responsive document set.

If this email is not responded to within 10 business days, or by 9/28/21, the case will move forward with processing without the newsletters in question within the responsive materials.

Please reach out to me with any questions.
Best,
Alexis Colon (Contractor)

From: Department of Treasury

Good morning,
We received a request for status from you regarding this case.  Please note that the request is in the processing stage.  Please feel free to reach out to us in 30 days if you do not receive a final response from us.
Thank you,
Cawana

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