Whistleblower Office — Lee Martin, Director

Taylor Amarel Scott filed this request with the Internal Revenue Service of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Est. Completion Aug. 12, 2019
Awaiting Appeal


From: Taylor Amarel Scott

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like to obtain all emails sent to, from, or copied to Lee Martin, Director, from January 1, 2016 to Present Day containing at least one of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings: "Oxbow Corp", or "Trump Whistleblower"

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.


Taylor Amarel Scott

From: Internal Revenue Service

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Taylor Amarel Scott

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 21, 2019. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

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

From: Internal Revenue Service

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Taylor Amarel Scott

To Whom This May Concern,

I wish to appeal the determination by the IRS. The IRS is using a 'scorched earth' policy to deny access to all records request - this runs contrary to the law which requires records to be redacted.

Furthermore, the IRS released records for an equivalent FOIA request which is documented here: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/whistleblower-office-lee-martin-director-52666/.

How can the IRS issue two different determinations for equivalent searches?