Trump Twitter hack

Jurre van Bergen filed this request with the United States Secret Service of the United States of America.
Due Feb. 26, 2021
Est. Completion None
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From: Jurre van Bergen

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all communication between Dutch citizen Victor Gevers(https//twitter.com/0xdude) and the U.S secret service about the alleged Twitter hack of U.S President Donald J Trump whose alleged password was: "maga2020!" as well as any internal communication, contracts, email communication, memos and/or reports, etc, as well as referred information to other government agencies as well as any communication that took place with Twitter.

It was reported by Forbes among other news media https://www.forbes.com/sites/siladityaray/2020/10/22/was-trumps-twitter-password-really-maga2020-dutch-security-researcher-claims-he-logged-in-after-making-a-simple-guess/#4c7802fb44ea

There is a compelling need for the requested documents such that expedited processing is appropriate. I am engaged in disseminating information. There exists an urgent need to inform the public concerning actual or alleged Federal Government activity. As 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(E)(ii)(I) provides, I will anticipate your determination on our request within ten (10) calendar days.

The White House claims no actual hack took place, the public has a right to know whether the alleged hack took place as well as any information requested in this letter to come to a factual conclusion.

I requests that in the event that access to any of the requested records is denied pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(b), I be provided with all non-exempt portions which are reasonably segregable. I further request that you describe the deleted material in detail and specify the statutory basis for the denial as well as your reasons for believing that the alleged statutory justification applies in this instance. Please separately state your reasons for not invoking your discretionary powers to release the requested documents. Such statements will be helpful in deciding whether to appeal an adverse determination, and in formulating arguments in case an appeal is taken. I reserve my right to appeal the withholding or deletion of any information and expect that you will list the office and address were such an appeal can be sent.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I am a member of the press.

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 10 days.

Sincerely,

Jurre van Bergen

From: Jurre van Bergen

You are now more than a month overdue to even acknowledge the request. What is the problem?

From: United States Secret Service

MuckRock News
Jurre van Bergen
DEPT MR 104197
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Dear Requester,

Reference is made to your correspondence, dated December 1, 2020, indicating that a previous Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act (FOIA) request sent to the United States Secret Service was never acknowledged. Please be advised, our agency's FOIA Program Office does not have record of receiving the FOIA request mentioned in your correspondence. Please resubmit your request for information.

Thank you,

Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act Program
United States Secret Service
245 Murray Lane, SW, Building T-5
Washington, DC 20223
Phone: (202) 406-6370
Fax: (2020 406-5586
Email: FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV<mailto:FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV>

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All e-mail to/from this account is subject to official review and is for official use only. Action may be taken in response to any inappropriate use of the Secret Service's e-mail system. This e-mail may contain information that is privileged, law enforcement sensitive, or subject to other disclosure limitations. Such information is loaned to you and should not be further disseminated without the permission of the Secret Service. If you have received this e-mail in error, do not keep, use, disclose, or copy it; notify the sender immediately and delete it.

From: Jurre van Bergen

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all communication between Dutch citizen Victor Gevers(https//twitter.com/0xdude) and the U.S secret service about the alleged Twitter hack of U.S President Donald J Trump whose alleged password was: "maga2020!" as well as any internal communication, contracts, email communication, memos and/or reports, etc, as well as referred information to other government agencies as well as any communication that took place with Twitter.

It was reported by Forbes among other news media https://www.forbes.com/sites/siladityaray/2020/10/22/was-trumps-twitter-password-really-maga2020-dutch-security-researcher-claims-he-logged-in-after-making-a-simple-guess/#4c7802fb44ea

There is a compelling need for the requested documents such that expedited processing is appropriate. I am engaged in disseminating information. There exists an urgent need to inform the public concerning actual or alleged Federal Government activity. As 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(E)(ii)(I) provides, I will anticipate your determination on our request within ten (10) calendar days.

The White House claims no actual hack took place, the public has a right to know whether the alleged hack took place as well as any information requested in this letter to come to a factual conclusion.

I requests that in the event that access to any of the requested records is denied pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(b), I be provided with all non-exempt portions which are reasonably segregable. I further request that you describe the deleted material in detail and specify the statutory basis for the denial as well as your reasons for believing that the alleged statutory justification applies in this instance. Please separately state your reasons for not invoking your discretionary powers to release the requested documents. Such statements will be helpful in deciding whether to appeal an adverse determination, and in formulating arguments in case an appeal is taken. I reserve my right to appeal the withholding or deletion of any information and expect that you will list the office and address were such an appeal can be sent.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I am a member of the press.

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 10 days.

Sincerely,

Jurre van Bergen

From: United States Secret Service

Dear Requester,

Reference is made to your below email, indicating that you are following up on a previous Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act (FOIA). Please be advised, our agency’s FOIA Program Office does not have record of receiving the FOIA request mentioned in your correspondence. Please resubmit your request for information.

Thank you,

Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act Program
United States Secret Service
245 Murray Lane, SW, Building T-5
Washington, DC 20223
Phone: (202) 406-6370
Fax: (2020 406-5586
Email: FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV<mailto:FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV>

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From: Muckrock Staff

Hello,

Can you please acknowledge receipt of this message and the attached FOIA request? The request was originally submitted on 10/26/20 and has been included in the thread in the followups since.

Thank you,
MuckRock

From: United States Secret Service

Good morning,

Confirming receipt of this email. However, you state the “attached FOIA request” but there is no attachment unless you are referring to the email string below?

For clarification, please add the FOIA Request as an attachment to ensure we have the correct description, email address, etc., to lessen the confusion.

Please be advised we are working remotely from the office due to COVID. We appreciate your continued patience in this matter.

Thank you,

Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act Program
United States Secret Service
245 Murray Lane, SW, Building T-5
Washington, DC 20223
Phone: (202) 406-6370
Fax: (2020 406-5586
Email: FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV<mailto:FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV>

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From: United States Secret Service

Good afternoon,

Please be advised we are working remotely from the office due to COVID.

We are requesting you send us the original request per your submission date of 10/26/2020 or confirm (copy) the description from your email string to ensure we have the correct information in order to process your request.

If you have further questions please contact us via email at: Foia@usss.dhs.gov<mailto:Foia@usss.dhs.gov>. Again, we are not physically in the office.

Thank you,

Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act Program United States Secret Service

245 Murray Lane, SW, Building T-5

Washington, DC 20223

Phone: (202) 406-6370

Fax: (2020 406-5586

Email: FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV<mailto:FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV>

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From: United States Secret Service

Good afternoon,

Please be advised after further review, your submitted email request is sufficient.

Thank you,

Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act Program United States Secret Service

245 Murray Lane, SW, Building T-5

Washington, DC 20223

Phone: (202) 406-6370

Fax: (2020 406-5586

Email: FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV<mailto:FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV>

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From: United States Secret Service

Dear Requester, Please see the attached letter regarding the status of yourFOIA/PA request. If you have any questions regarding this matter,please contact this office by replying to this email. Thank you, Freedom of Information Act Program United States Secret Service 245 Murray Lane, SW, Building T-5 Washington, DC  20223 Phone: (202) 406-6370 Fax: (2020 406-5586 Email: FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV

All e-mail to/from this account is subject to official review and is for official use only. Action may be taken in response to any inappropriate use of the Secret Service's e-mail system. This e-mail may contain information that is privileged, law enforcement sensitive, or subject to other disclosure limitations. Such information is loaned to you and should not be further disseminated without the permission of the Secret Service. If you have received this e-mail in error, do not keep, use, disclose, or copy it; notify the sender immediately and delete it.  ­­

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