Trump Kushner NARA Emails

Taylor Amarel Scott filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking #

NARA-NGC-2017-000852

Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Taylor Amarel Scott

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I would like to obtain all email records sent to, sent from, or copied to david.ferriero@nara.gov, debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov from January 1, 2015 to Present Day that contain the non-case sensitive keyword "Trump" or "Kushner". Should you need any more information or if this request is too broad, please let me know and I will be happy to provide more information. Please do not close my request without consulting me first, I am happy to modify my request if it can not be processed as is.

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 Scott

From: foia@nara.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2815be208)
* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2017-000852
* Requester Name: Taylor A. Scott
* Date Submitted: 09/13/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: I would like to obtain all email records sent to, sent from, or copied to david.ferriero@nara.gov, debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov from January 1, 2015 to Present Day that contain the non-case sensitive keyword "Trump" or "Kushner". Should you need any more information or if this request is too broad, please let me know and I will be happy to provide more information. Please do not close my request without consulting me first, I am happy to modify my request if it can not be processed as is. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

From: Joseph Scanlon

Dear Mr. Scott,

Your request to access any emails that mention, are from, or to, "Trump" or
"Kushner" in the accounts of the Archivist, the Deputy Archivist, or NARA's
General Counsel, will run into the thousands if not more. I would ask that
you explain the types of information that you are seeking. Clearly, as I
mentioned in previous correspondence, you are not interested in any news
articles that are received by NARA's employees (unless commented on by
them).

Feel free to contact me if you want to discuss your request.

Kind regards,

Joseph A. Scanlon
FOIA & Privacy Act Officer
National Archives and Records Administration
Office of General Counsel
(301) 837-0583

From: Taylor Amarel Scott

Mr. Scanlon,

If you were to limit it to the following parameters would it be a reasonable search?

1.) Contains the keyword "Kushner". (You can ignore the keyword "Trump");
2.) Is not a media article sent to to david.ferriero@nara.gov, debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov;
3.) Also contains one of the words “project", "deleted", or "finance".
4.) Is between October 1, 2016 to Present Day.

Although not the main purpose of this request, I am seeking information regarding the NARA's leadership's interaction with individuals discussing or working on behalf of Kushner or the extended Trump family as a whole. If the above search parameters results in lesser quantity of results please let me know and we can proceed.

Sincerely Yours,
Taylor Scott Amarel

From: Taylor Amarel Scott

As a correction to my former email, item #3 should read:

3.) Also contains one of the following text strings “project", "delete", or "finance".

I would like to change "deleted" to "delete" in order to catch both "delete" and "deleted" in the search query.

From: Taylor Amarel Scott

Mr. Scanlon,

I wanted to follow up on NARA-NGC-2017-000852, could you please provide me an update to this request? I have included my September 14, 2017 response below.

If you were to limit it to the following parameters would it be a reasonable search?

1.) Contains the keyword "Kushner". (You can ignore the keyword "Trump");
2.) Is not a media article sent to to david.ferriero@nara.gov, debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov;
3.) Also contains one of the words “project", "delete", or "finance".
4.) Is between October 1, 2016 to Present Day.

Although not the main purpose of this request, I am seeking information regarding the NARA's leadership's interaction with individuals discussing or working on behalf of Kushner or the extended Trump family as a whole. If the above search parameters results in lesser quantity of results please let me know and we can proceed.

Sincerely Yours,
Taylor Scott Amarel

From: Taylor Amarel Scott

Mr. Scanlon,

I wanted to follow up on NARA-NGC-2017-000852, could you please provide me an update to this request? I have included my September 14, 2017 response below.

If you were to limit it to the following parameters would it be a reasonable search?

1.) Contains the keyword "Kushner". (You can ignore the keyword "Trump");
2.) Is not a media article sent to to david.ferriero@nara.gov, debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov;
3.) Also contains one of the words “project", "delete", or "finance".
4.) Is between October 1, 2016 to Present Day.

Although not the main purpose of this request, I am seeking information regarding the NARA's leadership's interaction with individuals discussing or working on behalf of Kushner or the extended Trump family as a whole. If the above search parameters results in lesser quantity of results please let me know and we can proceed.

Sincerely Yours,
Taylor Scott Amarel

Mr. Scanlon,

If you were to limit it to the following parameters would it be a reasonable search?

1.) Contains the keyword "Kushner". (You can ignore the keyword "Trump");
2.) Is not a media article sent to to david.ferriero@nara.gov, debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov;
3.) Also contains one of the words “project", "deleted", or "finance".
4.) Is between October 1, 2016 to Present Day.

Although not the main purpose of this request, I am seeking information regarding the NARA's leadership's interaction with individuals discussing or working on behalf of Kushner or the extended Trump family as a whole. If the above search parameters results in lesser quantity of results please let me know and we can proceed.

Sincerely Yours,
Taylor Scott Amarel

As a correction to my former email, item #3 should read:

3.) Also contains one of the following text strings “project", "delete", or "finance".

I would like to change "deleted" to "delete" in order to catch both "delete" and "deleted" in the search query.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2819a61b1)
* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2018-000685
* Requester Name: Taylor Amarel Scott
* Date Submitted: 06/28/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: I would like to obtain all email records sent to, sent from, or copied to david.ferriero@nara.gov, debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov from January 1, 2015 to Present Day that contain the non-case sensitive keyword "Trump" or Kushner".

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Sent via FOIAOnline
July 26, 2018
Taylor Amarel Scott MuckRock News
DEPT MR 42939
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request NGC18-363
Dear Mr. Scott,
As we previously advised you via FOIAOnline, we received your FOIA request, dated June 19, 2018 and received in our office June 28, 2018. We have assigned your request internal tracking number NGC18-363 and FOIAOnline tracking number NARA-NGC-2018-000685. In your request you asked for:
I would like to obtain all email records sent to, sent from, or copied to david.ferriero@nara.gov. debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov from January 1, 22015 to Present Day that contain the non-case sensitive keyword “Trump” or “Kushner”. Your request falls within one of the “unusual circumstances” categories contemplated by the FOIA, 5 U.S.C. 552 §§ (a)(6)(B)(iii)((I) and (III), and we need additional time to respond to your request beyond the twenty business days provided by the FOIA statute. The records you seek are numerous and we need more time to review the records. We located over 250,000 emails that we will need to review before we can determine what is responsive to your request. To enable us to respond more quickly to you, you may wish to reformulate your request to reduce the amount of time required to complete our consultation, or to arrange an alternative time frame for the processing of this request.< /p>

We regret the necessity of this delay, but assure you that your request will be processed as soon as possible. If you have any questions you may contact me. You may also contact our FOIA Public Liaison, Gary M. Stern for assistance at 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6002, 301-837-1750, Garym.Stern@nara.gov.
Sincerely,
Jodi L. Foor Deputy FOIA Officer
FOIA@nara.gov
301-837-3642
/s/7.26.2018

From: National Archives and Records Administration

The FOIA request NARA-NGC-2017-000852 has had its Tracking Number changed to NARA-NGC-2017-000852. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2017-000852
* New Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2017-000852
* Requester Name: Taylor A Scott
* Date Submitted: 07/04/2018
* Long Description: I would like to obtain all email records sent to, sent from, or copied to david.ferriero@nara.gov, debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov from October 1, 2016 to Present Day that contain the non-case sensitive keyword "Kushner". Is not a media article. Also contains one of the words "project", "delete", or "finance". Should you need any more information or if this request is too broad, please let me know and I will be happy to provide more information. Please do not close my request without consulting me first, I am happy to modify my request if it can not be processed as is. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

NARA-NGC-2017-000852 has been processed with the following final disposition: Full Grant
August 2, 2018
Taylor Amarel Scott
MuckRock
DEPT MR 42939
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Re: Freedom of Information Act Request NGC17-567
Dear Taylor Scott:
This is an update response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated September 13, 2017, and received in our office on the same day. Your request was assigned FOIAonline tracking number NARA-NGC-2017-000852, and the internal tracking number NGC17-567. In your request, you sought access to, “all email records sent to, sent from, or copied to david.ferriero@nara.gov, debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov from January 1, 2015 to Present Day that contain sensitive keyword “Trump” or “Kushner”.”
In an email dated September 14, 2017, FOIA Officer Joe Scanlon explained that your request will run into the thousands if not more and ask that you explain the types of information that you are seeking. He went on to explain that the most of the emails will be news articles that NARA employees received. You responded on the same day narrowing your request with the following parameters, “Contains the keyword “Kushner” (You can ignore the keyword “Trump”); Is not a media article sent to david.ferriero@nara.gov, debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov; Also contains one of the words “project”, “delete”, or “finance”; is between October 1, 2016 to Present Day.”
After conducting a search within the emails sent to; sent from; or copied to david.ferriero@nara.gov, debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov between your original beginning date, January 1, 2015 to the day we conducted the search July 11, 2018 using the search term “Kushner”, we were able to locate five emails. The five emails are advertisements or news articles and although these are not responsive to your updated request, we are releasing the emails to you in full with no redactions.
This completes the processing of your request.
If you are not satisfied with our action on this request, you have the right to file an administrative appeal within ninety (90) calendar days from the date of this letter via regular U.S. mail or email. By filing an appeal, you preserve your rights under FOIA and give the agency a chance to review and reconsider your request and the agency’s decision. If you submit your appeal in writing, please address it to the Deputy Archivist of the United States (ND), National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740. Both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.” If you submit your appeal by e-mail please send it to FOIA@nara.gov, also addressed to the Deputy Archivist of the United States. Please be sure to explain why you believe this response does not meet the requirements of the FOIA. All correspondence should reference your case tracking number NGC17-567 and FOIAonline tracking number NARA-NGC-2017-000852.
If you would like to discuss our response before filing an appeal to attempt to resolve your dispute without going through the appeals process, you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison Gary M. Stern for assistance at:
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
College Park, MD 20740-6001
(301) 837-1750
garym.stern@nara.gov
If you are unable to resolve your FOIA dispute through our FOIA Public Liaison, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), the Federal FOIA Ombudsman’s office, offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies. The contact information for OGIS is:
Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road–OGIS
College Park, MD 20740-6001
ogis@nara.gov
ogis.archives.gov
202-741-5770
1-877-684-6448
Sincerely,
Jodi L. Foor
Deputy FOIA Officer
Office of General Counsel
Jodi.Foor@nara.gov
301-837-2099

From: National Archives and Records Administration

NARA-NGC-2017-000852 has been processed with the following final disposition: Full Grant
August 2, 2018
Taylor Amarel Scott
MuckRock
DEPT MR 42939
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Re: Freedom of Information Act Request NGC17-567
Dear Taylor Scott:
This is an update response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated September 13, 2017, and received in our office on the same day. Your request was assigned FOIAonline tracking number NARA-NGC-2017-000852, and the internal tracking number NGC17-567. In your request, you sought access to, “all email records sent to, sent from, or copied to david.ferriero@nara.gov, debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov from January 1, 2015 to Present Day that contain sensitive keyword “Trump” or “Kushner”.”
In an email dated September 14, 2017, FOIA Officer Joe Scanlon explained that your request will run into the thousands if not more and ask that you explain the types of information that you are seeking. He went on to explain that the most of the emails will be news articles that NARA employees received. You responded on the same day narrowing your request with the following parameters, “Contains the keyword “Kushner” (You can ignore the keyword “Trump”); Is not a media article sent to david.ferriero@nara.gov, debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov; Also contains one of the words “project”, “delete”, or “finance”; is between October 1, 2016 to Present Day.”
After conducting a search within the emails sent to; sent from; or copied to david.ferriero@nara.gov, debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov between your original beginning date, January 1, 2015 to the day we conducted the search July 11, 2018 using the search term “Kushner”, we were able to locate five emails. The five emails are advertisements or news articles and although these are not responsive to your updated request, we are releasing the emails to you in full with no redactions.
This completes the processing of your request.
If you are not satisfied with our action on this request, you have the right to file an administrative appeal within ninety (90) calendar days from the date of this letter via regular U.S. mail or email. By filing an appeal, you preserve your rights under FOIA and give the agency a chance to review and reconsider your request and the agency’s decision. If you submit your appeal in writing, please address it to the Deputy Archivist of the United States (ND), National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740. Both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.” If you submit your appeal by e-mail please send it to FOIA@nara.gov, also addressed to the Deputy Archivist of the United States. Please be sure to explain why you believe this response does not meet the requirements of the FOIA. All correspondence should reference your case tracking number NGC17-567 and FOIAonline tracking number NARA-NGC-2017-000852.
If you would like to discuss our response before filing an appeal to attempt to resolve your dispute without going through the appeals process, you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison Gary M. Stern for assistance at:
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
College Park, MD 20740-6001
(301) 837-1750
garym.stern@nara.gov
If you are unable to resolve your FOIA dispute through our FOIA Public Liaison, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), the Federal FOIA Ombudsman’s office, offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies. The contact information for OGIS is:
Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road–OGIS
College Park, MD 20740-6001
ogis@nara.gov
ogis.archives.gov
202-741-5770
1-877-684-6448
Sincerely,
Jodi L. Foor
Deputy FOIA Officer
Office of General Counsel
Jodi.Foor@nara.gov
301-837-2099

From: National Archives and Records Administration

NARA-NGC-2017-000852 has been processed with the following final disposition: Full Grant
August 2, 2018
Taylor Amarel Scott
MuckRock
DEPT MR 42939
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Re: Freedom of Information Act Request NGC17-567
Dear Taylor Scott:
This is an update response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated September 13, 2017, and received in our office on the same day. Your request was assigned FOIAonline tracking number NARA-NGC-2017-000852, and the internal tracking number NGC17-567. In your request, you sought access to, “all email records sent to, sent from, or copied to david.ferriero@nara.gov, debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov from January 1, 2015 to Present Day that contain sensitive keyword “Trump” or “Kushner”.”
In an email dated September 14, 2017, FOIA Officer Joe Scanlon explained that your request will run into the thousands if not more and ask that you explain the types of information that you are seeking. He went on to explain that the most of the emails will be news articles that NARA employees received. You responded on the same day narrowing your request with the following parameters, “Contains the keyword “Kushner” (You can ignore the keyword “Trump”); Is not a media article sent to david.ferriero@nara.gov, debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov; Also contains one of the words “project”, “delete”, or “finance”; is between October 1, 2016 to Present Day.”
After conducting a search within the emails sent to; sent from; or copied to david.ferriero@nara.gov, debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov between your original beginning date, January 1, 2015 to the day we conducted the search July 11, 2018 using the search term “Kushner”, we were able to locate five emails. The five emails are advertisements or news articles and although these are not responsive to your updated request, we are releasing the emails to you in full with no redactions.
This completes the processing of your request.
If you are not satisfied with our action on this request, you have the right to file an administrative appeal within ninety (90) calendar days from the date of this letter via regular U.S. mail or email. By filing an appeal, you preserve your rights under FOIA and give the agency a chance to review and reconsider your request and the agency’s decision. If you submit your appeal in writing, please address it to the Deputy Archivist of the United States (ND), National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740. Both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.” If you submit your appeal by e-mail please send it to FOIA@nara.gov, also addressed to the Deputy Archivist of the United States. Please be sure to explain why you believe this response does not meet the requirements of the FOIA. All correspondence should reference your case tracking number NGC17-567 and FOIAonline tracking number NARA-NGC-2017-000852.
If you would like to discuss our response before filing an appeal to attempt to resolve your dispute without going through the appeals process, you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison Gary M. Stern for assistance at:
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
College Park, MD 20740-6001
(301) 837-1750
garym.stern@nara.gov
If you are unable to resolve your FOIA dispute through our FOIA Public Liaison, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), the Federal FOIA Ombudsman’s office, offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies. The contact information for OGIS is:
Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road–OGIS
College Park, MD 20740-6001
ogis@nara.gov
ogis.archives.gov
202-741-5770
1-877-684-6448
Sincerely,
Jodi L. Foor
Deputy FOIA Officer
Office of General Counsel
Jodi.Foor@nara.gov
301-837-2099

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Taylor Scott,

This is to inform you that your request dated July 11, 2018 for email
records sent to, sent from, copied to david.ferriero@nara.gov,
debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov from January 1, 2015 to
Present Day that contain sensitive keyword “Trump” or “Kushner” has
produced in our initial search over 250,000 emails that may be responsive
to your FOIA request.

Majority of the emails are advertisements or news articles that are
received by NARA employees. We ask that you explain the types of
information you are seeking. Is there another specific key word that you
would like for us to search that could assist in narrowing down your
request?

This request is the same as your original request dated September 13,
2017. In that request, Mr. Joe Scanlon ask if you could narrow your
request and you responded with only using the search term "Kushner" and
also contains the words "project", "delete", or "finance". We conducted
that search and responded today (August 2, 2018 via *FOIAonline under
NARA-NGC-2017-000852*) with five emails. These emails are advertisements
and news articles.

Please let us know if there is another search term we can use to narrow
down the emails we received in our initial search.

Sincerely,

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of General Counsel

College Park, MD

301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

From: National Archives and Records Administration

The FOIA request NARA-NGC-2018-000685 has had its Tracking Number changed to NARA-NGC-2018-000685. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2018-000685
* New Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2018-000685
* Requester Name: Taylor Amarel Scott
* Date Submitted: 07/04/2018
* Long Description: I would like to obtain all email records sent to, sent from, or copied to david.ferriero@nara.gov, debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov from January 1, 2015 to Present Day that contain the non-case sensitive keyword "Trump" or Kushner".

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Taylor Scott,

This is a second attempt to contact you concerning FOIA request NGC18-363
(FOIAonline NARA-NGC-2018-000685).

This is to inform you that your request dated July 11, 2018 for email
records sent to, sent from, copied to david.ferriero@nara.gov,
debra.wall@nara.gov, or garym.stern@nara.gov from January 1, 2015 to
Present Day that contain sensitive keyword “Trump” or “Kushner” has
produced in our initial search over 250,000 emails that may be responsive
to your FOIA request.

Majority of the emails are advertisements or news articles that are
received by NARA employees. We ask that you explain the types of
information you are seeking. Is there another specific key word that you
would like for us to search that could assist in narrowing down your
request?

This request is the same as your original request dated September 13,
2017. In that request, Mr. Joe Scanlon ask if you could narrow your
request and you responded with only using the search term "Kushner" and
also contains the words "project", "delete", or "finance". We conducted
that search and responded on August 2, 2018 via *FOIAonline under
NARA-NGC-2017-000852* with five emails. These emails are advertisements
and news articles.

Please let us know if there is another search term we can use to narrow
down the emails we received in our initial search for this request.

Sincerely,

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of General Counsel

College Park, MD

301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of General Counsel

College Park, MD

301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

Files

pages

Close