Correspondence between Gov. Walker and President Trump

Alys Brooks filed this request with the Office of the Governor - Wisconsin of Wisconsin.


From: Alys Brooks

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Wisconsin Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

I'm requesting all emails (direct correspondence only), letters, and text messages sent from Gov. Scott Walker's office to the White House, including President Donald Trump and his staff. Please include all requests from January 20, 2017 to January 7, 2019.

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 10 business days.


Alys Brooks

From: Office of the Governor - Wisconsin

Dear Ms. Brooks:

The 1/29/2019 records request below has been received. A response will be provided as soon as practicable and without delay.

In accordance to Section 19.35(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the Office of the Governor can charge for the costs of copying, mailing, and/or locating the records due to open records requests. Section 19.35(3)(f) allows the Office of the Governor to require prepayment for these costs if the total amount exceeds $5.00. An estimate will be sent and if pre-payment is required, no action will be taken until payment is remitted. If, upon completing the response to this request, it is determined the estimated amount is insufficient to cover the actual costs of copying, mailing, and/or locating the requested records, you will be asked to pay the remainder before they are sent to you.

If your request for records is denied, you will receive a letter with the rationale. Pursuant to Section 19.35(4)(b) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the Office of the Governor's decision to deny your request is subject to review by mandamus under Section 19.37(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes, or upon application to the attorney general or to your local district attorney.

In the meantime, please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

Erin Deeley
Assistant Legal Counsel
Office of Governor Tony Evers

From: Office of the Governor - Wisconsin

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