Trump tap

Mike Masnick filed this request with the Department of Justice of the United States of America.
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From: Mike Masnick

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) orders regarding the Donald Trump campaign of 2016, as revealed by President Trump in the following tweets: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/837989835818287106 and https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/837994257566863360. Given that the President has revealed the existence of such an order, it should be available via FOIA.

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,

Mike Masnick

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Sir/Madam,

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number EMRUFOIA030717-23.

Thank you,

MRU FOIA

From: CRM FOIA

Dear Mr. Masnick:

Please see the attached, which is this Office's response to your request. If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA/PA Unit at 202-616-0307 for further assistance.

Thank you,

FOIA/PA Unit
Criminal Division
U.S. Department of Justice

From: Mallory, Arnetta (NSD)

Mike Masnick
MuckRock
DEPT MR 34438
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144

Re: FOIA/PA #17-109

Dear Mr. Masnick:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email dated March 7, 2017 to the Department of Justice Mail Referral Unit pertaining to any Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) orders regarding the Donald Trump campaign of 2016, as revealed by President Trump in the following tweets: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/837989835818287106 and
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/837994257566863360. Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act request on March 14, 2017.

Our policy is to process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis. Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate.

You may contact our office at (202) 233-0754 if you have any questions regarding your request.

Sincerely,
Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

From: Mallory, Arnetta (NSD)

Mike Masnick
MuckRock
DEPT MR 34438
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144

Re: FOIA/PA #17-109

Dear Mr. Masnick:

This is in reference to your email dated March 7, 2017 to the Department of Justice Mail Referral Unit pertaining to any Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) orders regarding the Donald Trump campaign of 2016, as revealed by President Trump in the following tweets: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/837989835818287106 and
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/837994257566863360. Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act request on March 14, 2017.

For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement and national security records from the requirements of the FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. ยง 552(c) (2006 & Supp. IV (2010). This response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is a standard notification that is given to all our requesters and should not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not, exist.

The National Security Division (NSD) maintains operational files which document requests for and approvals of authority for the U.S. Intelligence Community to conduct certain foreign intelligence activities.

We do not search these records in response to requests regarding the use or non-use of such techniques in cases where the confirmation or denial of the existence of responsive records would, in and of itself, reveal information properly classified under Executive Order 13526. To confirm or deny the existence of such materials in each case would tend to reveal properly classified information regarding whether particular surveillance techniques have or have not been used by the U.S. Intelligence Community. Accordingly, we can neither confirm nor deny the existence of records in these files responsive to your request pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(1).

If you are not satisfied with my response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's FOIAonline portal by creating an account on the following web site: https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home. Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 90 days of the date of my response to your request. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

Sincerely,
Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

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