Trump transition team communications to federal agencies (Department of Commerce)

Andrew McGill filed this request with the Department of Commerce of the United States of America.
Tracking # DOC-OS-2017-000608
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Andrew McGill

To Whom It May Concern:

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

— Any written communication directed to the agency’s executive leadership from a member of the Trump administration transition team, the Trump campaign, or a member of the Trump family, and received on or after Nov. 9, 2016. Written communication includes letters and memos. Members of the Trump family include Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump, and Jared Kushner.
— All electronic correspondence received by an agency employee on or after Nov. 9, 2016 from any email address originating from the following domains: “donaldtrump.com”, “donaldjtrump.com” or “ptt.gov.”

I’m a member of the news media, and as such, this request is made as part of news gathering and not for commercial use. As a journalist, I request a waiver of all fees, as the disclosure of the requested information is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government and is not primarily in my commercial interest. Communications and requests from the incoming administration to federal agencies signal policy directions and are of immediate public interest.

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,

Andrew McGill

From: FOIA, Electronic

This email is for Mr. Andrew McGill.

Dear Mr. McGill, do you have a tracking No. for your request. I cannot fine it on FOIAonline, or in our efoia file. Thank-you. Harriette

Harriette Boyd
Freedom of Information Act Specialist
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Privacy and Open Government
Office: (202) 482-1485
Email: hboyd1@doc.gov

From: Andrew McGill

Hello-
This is the first communication we've received from your office, no tracking number has yet been assigned. Thank you.

From: efoia@doc.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=090004d28116933b)
* Tracking Number: DOC-OS-2017-000608
* Requester Name: Andrew McGill
* Date Submitted: 02/14/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: — Any written communication directed to the agency’s executive leadership from a member of the Trump administration transition team, the Trump campaign, or a member of the Trump family, and received on or after Nov. 9, 2016. Written communication includes letters and memos. Members of the Trump family include Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump, and Jared Kushner. — All electronic correspondence received by an agency employee on or after Nov. 9, 2016 from any email address originating from the following domains: “donaldtrump.com”, “donaldjtrump.com” or “ptt.gov.”

From: efoia@doc.gov

02/24/2017 03:18 PM FOIA Request: DOC-OS-2017-000608

Dear Mr. McGill:
The Department of Commerce acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with Tracking Number DOC-OS-2017-000608, for:

Any written communication directed to the agency’s executive leadership from a member   of the Trump administration transition team, the Trump campaign, or a member of the Trump family, and received on or after Nov. 9, 2016. Written communication includes letters and memos. Members of the Trump family include Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump, and Jared Kushner. — All electronic correspondence received by an agency employee on or after Nov. 9, 2016 from any email address originating from the following domains: “donaldtrump.com”, “donaldjtrump.com” or “ptt.gov."
Please submit a clarification of your request with additional details to address the following:
Specific information regarding “… agency’s executive leadership” i.e. by: providing a name(s) of a person(s); or the title held by individual(s); and or the Bureau within the Department of Commerce.
Please respond within 30 calendar days to clarify your request. The Department will close your request if you do not respond in 30 days.

The Department is comprised of the Office of the Secretary (OS) and 13 decentralized Bureaus (aka sub-agencies, see list bottom of email).
Sincerely, Harriette Boyd
Freedom of Information Act Specialist
DOC/OS/OPOG/FOIA
boyd1@doc.gov (mailto:boyd1@doc.gov)
Department of Commerce Bureaus (sub-agencies)
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Immediate Office of the Secretary (IOS)
Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA)
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
U.S. Census Bureau (Census)
Economic Development Administration (EDA)
International Trade Administration (ITA)
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Office of Inspector General (OIG)

From: efoia@doc.gov

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request DOC-OS-2017-000608 has been withdrawn by requester. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on: 02/14/2017
* Fee Waiver Disposition Reason: N/A
* Request Long Description: — Any written communication directed to the agency’s executive leadership from a member of the Trump administration transition team, the Trump campaign, or a member of the Trump family, and received on or after Nov. 9, 2016. Written communication includes letters and memos. Members of the Trump family include Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump, and Jared Kushner. — All electronic correspondence received by an agency employee on or after Nov. 9, 2016 from any email address originating from the following domains: “donaldtrump.com”, “donaldjtrump.com” or “ptt.gov.”

From: efoia@doc.gov

DOC-OS-2017-000608 has been processed with the following final disposition: Request withdrawn.

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