USMS-Grassley communications (Hylton)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Justice, United States Marshals of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015USMS28434
Est. Completion None
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Communications

From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails (including attachments), memos, reports or other communications exchanged between US Marshals Director Stacia Hylton's office and Senator Chuck Grassley's office from January 1, 2010 to the date this request is processed.

Given that this FOIA is submitted in my capacity as a journalist who has covered the Justice Department extensively, I request that I be categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees. Here is a selection of my published articles on MuckRock:

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/jan/12/how-843-lbs-seized-pot-lead-customs-and-border-pro/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/03/us-marshals-service-conceal-key-details-millions-s/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/27/while-dodging-direct-question-fbi-commits-obama-st/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/27/while-dodging-direct-question-fbi-commits-obama-st/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/12/fbi-and-justice-department-cant-find-drone-privacy/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/jan/22/air-force-knows-how-many-mq-9-drones-it-wants-cant/

I have also been published in a number of other national media outlets on topics including drones and other matters pertaining to national security and technologies:

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-us-spent-360-million-on-border-drones-thanks-to-this-flimsy-report

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-air-force-says-it-needs-precisely-52-new-reaper-drones-cant-explain-why

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/do-the-fbis-drones-invade-your-privacy-sorry-thats-private

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/08/big-brother-better-police-work-new-technology-automatically-runs-license-plates-everyone/1qoAoFfgp31UnXZT2CsFSK/story.html

www.betaboston.com/news/2014/03/05/a-vast-hidden-surveillance-network-runs-across-america-powered-by-the-repo-industry/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/05/nypd-social-media-policy-allows-catfishing-with-the-proper-paperwork.html

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2014/12/03/the-pentagon-finally-details-its-weapons-for-cops-giveaway

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/do-the-fbis-drones-invade-your-privacy-sorry-thats-private

https://news.vice.com/article/fbi-agent-who-killed-boston-bombing-suspects-friend-was-twice-accused-of-police-brutality

As the requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com and pertains to a matter of considerable public interest, I further request a full waiver of all fees.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock

Hello -

Please confirm that I have been designated a media requester for the purpose of fees for this FOIA request.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
Investigative reporter, MuckRock

From: Woods, Margaret (USMS)

In our acknowledgement letter dated June 19, 2015, we indicated that we had not yet made a decision on your request for a fee waiver. We will do so after we determine whether the processing of your request will result in any accessible fees. At this time, we have not yet made that determination.

Margaret Woods
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
CS-4, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-1000
(Phone) 202-307-9490
(Fax) 703-603-7004

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015USMS28434.

Thank you for your help.

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015USMS28434.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Woods, Margaret (USMS)

Mr. Musgrave,

We are currently consulting with other offices pertaining to your request. As soon as our consultation is complete, we will be able to complete the processing of your request.

Margaret Woods
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
CS-4, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-1000
(Phone) 202-307-9490
(Fax) 703-603-7004

From: Woods, Margaret (USMS)

Mr. Musgrave,
We are currently consulting with other offices pertaining to your request. As soon as our consultation is complete, we will be able to complete the processing of your request.

Margaret Woods
U.S. Marshals Sevice
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
CS-4, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-1000
(Phone) 202-307-9490
(Fax) 703-603-7004

From: Woods, Margaret (USMS)

Mr. Musgrave,

We are still currently consulting with other offices pertaining to your request. As soon as our consultation is complete, we will be able to complete the processing of your request.

Margaret Woods
U.S. Marshals Sevice
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
CS-4, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-1000
(Phone) 202-307-9490
(Fax) 703-603-7004

From: Woods, Margaret (USMS)

Mr. Musgrave,

We are still currently consulting with other offices pertaining to your request. As soon as our consultation is complete, we will be able to complete the processing of your request.

Margaret Woods
U.S. Marshals Sevice
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
CS-4, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-1000
(Phone) 202-307-9490
(Fax) 703-603-7004

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Please provide an estimated completion date for this request.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

From: Woods, Margaret (USMS)

Mr. Musgrave,

I hope the consultation will be completed in the next several weeks, but I cannot give you an estimated completion date.

Margaret Woods
U.S. Marshals Sevice
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
CS-4, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-1000
(Phone) 202-307-9490
(Fax) 703-603-7004

From: Woods, Margaret (USMS)

Mr. Musgrave,

We are still consulting with other offices pertaining to your request. As soon as our consultation is complete, we will be able to complete the processing of your request.

Margaret Woods
U.S. Marshals Sevice
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
CS-4, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-1000
(Phone) 202-307-9490
(Fax) 703-603-7004

From: Woods, Margaret (USMS)

Mr. Musgrave,

We are still consulting with other offices pertaining to your request. As soon as our consultation is complete, we will be able to complete the processing of your request.

Margaret Woods
U.S. Marshals Sevice
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
CS-4, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-1000
(Phone) 202-307-9490
(Fax) 703-603-7004

From: Woods, Margaret (USMS)

We are still consulting with other offices pertaining to your request. As soon as our consultation is complete, we will be able to complete the processing of your request.

Margaret Woods
U.S. Marshals Service
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
CS-4, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(Phone) 202-307-9490
(Fax) 703-603-7004

From: Woods, Margaret (USMS)

I am currently working on your other request, 2015USMS29024.

Margaret Woods
U.S. Marshals Service
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
CS-4, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530
(Phone) 202-307-9490
(Fax) 703-603-7004

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