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

Andrew McGill filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.
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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: Darr, Melissa (CONTR)

Good Morning Mr. McGill,

I wanted to see if it would be possible to speak with you regarding your request. We are currently processing your request and I believe a brief discussion may help me to get you the information you are seeking faster. I can be reached at 202-287-6745 Monday- Friday, 8am-4pm.
Best Wishes,
Melissa Darr, Esq.
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202)287-6745

From: Darr, Melissa (CONTR)

Good Afternoon Mr. McGill,

Thank you for speaking with me about your request with me this afternoon. As we discussed, I will amend your request to the following:

1. Any written communication, including memos and letters, directed to the Department of Energy's Office of Management (MA-1.1) from a member of the Trump administration transition team, the Trump campaign, or a member of the Trump family, and received on or after November 9, 2016. Members of the trump family include Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump, and Jared Kushner.

2. All electronic correspondence received by Department of Energy's Office of Management (MA-1.1) on or after November 9, 2016 from an email address originating from the following domains: "donaldtrump.com," "donaldjtrump.com," or ptt.gov."

If this is correct, please respond with your confirmation. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Best Wishes,
Melissa Darr, Esq.
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202)287-6745

From: Andrew McGill

That all sounds good to me!

Thank you,

Andrew

From: Darr, Melissa (CONTR)

Good Morning Mr. McGill,

We are processing your request and expect to have a response to you in the a few weeks. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Best Wishes,
Melissa

From: Darr, Melissa (CONTR)

Darr, Melissa (CONTR) would like to recall the message, "Freedom of Information Request: Trump transition team communications to federal agencies (Department of Energy)".

From: Darr, Melissa (CONTR)

Good Afternoon Mr. McGill,

We are continuing to process your request diligently and I hope to have a response to you in a few weeks. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Best Wishes,
Melissa

From: Darr, Melissa (CONTR)

Good Morning Mr. McGill,

Thank you for your email. We are processing your request and I wanted to speak with you about your request at your earliest convenience. I can be reached at 202-287-6745 Monday- Friday from 8am- 4 pm.
Best Wishes,
Melissa

From: Darr, Melissa (CONTR)

Good Evening Mr. McGill,

I wanted to follow up with you on this request and make sure you were still interested. Please give me a call at 202-287-6745 to discuss your request. I will be in the office until 7pm today, and from noon to 6pm tomorrow, if you are free then.
Best Wishes,
Melissa

From: Darr, Melissa (CONTR)

Good Evening Mr. McGill,

I had a question and wanted to speak with you about your FOIA request. Please give me a call at 202-287-6745. I will be in the office tonight until 7:30pm and tomorrow from 9am onward.
Best Wishes,
Melissa Darr, Esq.
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202)287-6745

From: Department of Energy

Good afternoon Mr. McGill

Attached you will find the Office of Inspector General's final response to your FOIA request HQ-2017-01882-F submitted to the Department of Energy.

I appreciate the opportunity to assist you.

Karen

Karen S. Sulier
Government Information Specialist
Office of the Inspector General
US Department of Energy
202-287-6892

From: Department of Energy

Good Morning Mr. McGill,

I am following up on my email below. Please let me know if you are still interested in this request. If I do not hear back from you by May 1, 2018, I will assume you are no longer interested and will close out your request.
Best Wishes,
Melissa

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