White House's Deleted Tweets

Muira McCammon filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # NARA-NGC-2017-000140
Est. Completion None
Status
No Responsive Documents

Communications

From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like copies of all tweets deleted by the @FLOTUS, @POTUS, and @WhiteHouse. This would include any tweets sent out on Twitter that were deleted or kept in draft form from the Twitter accounts of @FLOTUS, @POTUS, and @WhiteHouse. This request also would include copies of any e-mails or correspondence regarding the deletion of these tweets.

I am specifically asking for deleted tweets from the White House's account (@WhiteHouse) from April 2009 onwards, from President Barack Obama's account (@POTUS) from June 2013 onwards, and from First Lady Michelle Obama's account (@FLOTUS) from January 2013 onwards.

In order to clarify the scope of the request, please include all cross-references. Please do not limit the search to agency-originated records.

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,

Muira McCammon

From: foia@nara.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=090004d2810a150c)
* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2017-000140
* Requester Name: Muira McCammon
* Date Submitted: 12/15/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: I would like copies of all tweets deleted by the @FLOTUS, @POTUS, and @WhiteHouse. This would include any tweets sent out on Twitter that were deleted or kept in draft form from the Twitter accounts of @FLOTUS, @POTUS, and @WhiteHouse. This request also would include copies of any e-mails or correspondence regarding the deletion of these tweets. I am specifically asking for deleted tweets from the White House's account (@WhiteHouse) from April 2009 onwards, from President Barack Obama's account (@POTUS) from June 2013 onwards, and from First Lady Michelle Obama's account (@FLOTUS) from January 2013 onwards. In order to clarify the scope of the request, please include all cross-references. Please do not limit the search to agency-originated records.

From: foia@nara.gov

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request NARA-NGC-2017-000140 has been determined to be not applicable as the request is not billable. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on: 12/15/2016
* Request Long Description: I would like copies of all tweets deleted by the @FLOTUS, @POTUS, and @WhiteHouse. This would include any tweets sent out on Twitter that were deleted or kept in draft form from the Twitter accounts of @FLOTUS, @POTUS, and @WhiteHouse. This request also would include copies of any e-mails or correspondence regarding the deletion of these tweets. I am specifically asking for deleted tweets from the White House's account (@WhiteHouse) from April 2009 onwards, from President Barack Obama's account (@POTUS) from June 2013 onwards, and from First Lady Michelle Obama's account (@FLOTUS) from January 2013 onwards. In order to clarify the scope of the request, please include all cross-references. Please do not limit the search to agency-originated records.

From: foia@nara.gov

8601 Adelphi Road Room 3110
College Park, MD 20740-6001

Muira McCammon MuckRock.com
DEPT MR 30867
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

December 21, 2016 Re:  Freedom of Information Act Request NGC17-099
Dear Ms. McCammon:
This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated December 15, 2016. Your request was assigned FOIAonline tracking number NARA-NGC-2017-000140, and the above internal tracking number.  In your request, you stated that you are seeking copies of, “tweets deleted by the @FLOTUS, @POTUS, and @WhiteHouse. This would include any tweets sent out on Twitter that were deleted or kept in draft form from the Twitter accounts of @FLOTUS, @POTUS, and @WhiteHouse. This request also would include copies of any e-mails or correspondence regarding the deletion of these tweets. I am specifically asking for deleted tweets from the White House's account (@WhiteHouse) from April 2009 onwards, from President Barack Obama's account (@POTUS) from June 2013 onwards, and from First Lady Michelle Obama's account (@FLOTUS) from January 2013 onwards. In order to clarify the scope of the request, please include all cross-references,” within the legal holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Unfortunately, we do not maintain the documents you are requesting.  Please note that the records of the current President of the United States are not subject to the FOIA until five years after the transfer of that administration’s records to NARA in accordance with the Presidential Records Act.  This completes the processing of your request.
If you are not satisfied with our action on this request, you have the right to file an administrative appeal within ninety (90) calendar days from the date of this letter via regular U.S. mail or email.  By filing an appeal, you preserve your rights under FOIA and give the agency a chance to review and reconsider your request and the agency’s decision.  If you submit your appeal in writing, please address it to the Deputy Archivist of the United States (ND), National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740.  Both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.”  If you submit your appeal by e-mail please send it to FOIA@nara.gov, also addressed to the Deputy Archivist of the United States. Please be sure to explain why you believe this response does not meet the requirements of the FOIA.  All correspondence should reference your case tracking number NGC17-099 and FOIAonline tracking number NARA-NGC-2017-000140.
If you would like to discuss our response before filing an appeal to attempt to resolve your dispute without going through the appeals process, you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison Gary M. Stern for assistance at:
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
College Park, MD 20740-6001
(301) 837-1750
garym.stern@nara.gov
If you are unable to resolve your FOIA dispute through our FOIA Public Liaison, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), the Federal FOIA Ombudsman’s office, offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies. The contact information for OGIS is:
Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road–OGIS
College Park, MD 20740-6001
ogis@nara.gov
ogis.archives.gov
202-741-5770
1-877-684-6448
Sincerely,
JOSEPH A SCANLON
NARA FOIA & Privacy Act Officer
Office of General Counsel
(301) 837-2099 joseph.scanlon@nara.gov (mailto:joseph.scanlon@nara.gov)

Files

There are no files associated with this request.