how to narrow requests when seeking info from the white house?
Asked by dan tynan on January 24, 2017.
6 answers from Jack R-W, Russ Kick and dan tynan.Related request
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Freedom of Information Request: White House communications re 'illegal' votes in 2016 election
dan tynan sent this request to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget of the United States of America
really? then why is White House one of the preset agency categories when filling out a FOIA form here on muckrock?
Wouldn’t White House also include the Executive Office of the President?\ \ ”FOIA also applies to the Executive Office of the President and the Office of Management and Budget, but not to the President, his immediate staff, the Office of the Vice President or the Office of Administration, which advises the president.”\ \ https://www.rcfp.org/federal-open-government-guide/federal-freedom-information-act/which-agencies-are-covered
No, that office accepted requests at some point but the Obama administration changed the rules. If you look at the Muckrock requests made to the White House you’ll be able to see that they don’t accept them.
A few specific components within the White House respond to FOIA, including the Office of National Drug Control Policy (a/k/a the Drug Czar) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy, but no component that directly involves the Prez or VP. (At least, those handful of components *did* accept FOIA requests. I wouldn’t be surprised if that changes under Trump.)