P7628-14
Research

2018-0258-F

Title

2018-0258-F: Emails Processed in Response to EPIC v. NARA FOIA Litigation

Request Information

Emails responsive to this request are being released on a rolling basis in segments. Please check this page for updates. The materials in FOIA 2018-0258-F are a selective, not necessarily all inclusive, body of documents responsive to the topic of the FOIA. Researchers should consult the archivist about related materials.

Official records of George W. Bush’s presidency are housed at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and administered by the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of the Presidential Records Act.

For information about the electronic records at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, please see the Electronic Records Guide.

Segment 1 - published online on April 17, 2019

2018-0258-F[1]: Emails to or from Brett Kavanaugh with Specific Correspondents or Containing Specific Keywords 

Scope and Content

FOIA 2018-0258-F[1] requested materials related to emails sent and received by Brett Kavanaugh during specific time periods and regarding specific people or keywords. This segment includes correspondence between Brett Kavanaugh and Patrick Philbin (dated May 1, 2003 to June 1, 2004), Jack Goldsmith (dated October 6, 2003 to June 1, 2004), Steven Bradbury (dated December 1, 2005 to February 1, 2006), or records sent to or from Brett Kavanaugh that contain the terms "Comey" or "Ashcroft" (dated March 1, 2004 to March 11, 2004).

This FOIA primarily consists of emails containing publicly released documents, grammatical edits to drafts of documents proposed for public release, drafts of Presidential statements, routine emails coordinating the staffing of draft documents, emails containing newspaper articles or citations to articles, final drafts of public speeches, routine scheduling emails, "For Your Information" emails regarding Attorney General Ashcroft’s hospitalization, and transcripts of the daily "Press Gaggle."

Extent

878 assets

Emails

Segment 2 - published online on May 16, 2019

2018-0258-F[2]: Emails to or from Brett Kavanaugh with Specific Correspondents or Containing Specific Keywords 

Scope and Content

FOIA 2018-0258-F[2] requested materials related to emails sent and received by Brett Kavanaugh during specific time periods and regarding specific people or keywords. For this segment of the FOIA request, records include correspondence to or from Brett Kavanaugh that contains the terms "CAPPS II," "Secure Flight," "Passenger Name Record," or "Total Information Awareness" (dated January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2009) or the terms "Lichtblau" or "Risen" (dated October 1, 2004 to December 1, 2005).

This FOIA primarily consists of emails containing newspaper articles, fact sheets, talking points, "frequently asked questions" documents, transcripts of speeches as delivered, a draft speech regarding the nomination of Chris Cox as the Chairman of the SEC, form letters sent to members of the public, published papers and reports, "Question and Answer" documents, Press Pool reports, the schedule of the President and related news clippings, newsletters from outside groups, routine correspondence seeking reports, Legislative Referral Memoranda requesting views on Congressional legislation, transcripts of Congressional hearings, and invitations to public events.

Extent

1,379 assets

Emails

Segment 3 - published online on July 29, 2019

2018-0258-F[3]: Emails to or from Brett Kavanaugh with Specific Correspondents or Containing Specific Keywords 

Scope and Content

FOIA 2018-0258-F[3] requested materials related to emails sent and received by Brett Kavanaugh during specific time periods and regarding specific people or keywords. For this segment of the FOIA request, records include correspondence to or from Brett Kavanaugh that contain the term "National Security Agency" (dated January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2009).

This FOIA primarily consists of emails containing draft and final copies of fact sheets, final precedence lists for U.S. government officials, near-final draft copies of speeches, transcripts of speeches as delivered, draft Executive Orders with routine comments, published Committee reports and legislation, news articles, talking points, published reports, routine emails routing documents for comment, newsletters, draft Office of Science and Technology Policy budgets, published transcripts of Congressional committee meetings and testimony, written questions submitted to Brett Kavanaugh during his nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and final answers as submitted to Congress, and Questions for the Record and draft and final answers.

Extent

867 assets

Emails

Segment 4 - published online on August 30, 2019

2018-0258-F[4]: Emails to or from Brett Kavanaugh with Specific Correspondents or Containing Specific Keywords 

Scope and Content

FOIA 2018-0258-F[4] requested materials related to emails sent and received by Brett Kavanaugh during specific time periods and regarding specific people or keywords. For this segment of the FOIA request, records include correspondence to or from Brett Kavanaugh that contain the term "surveillance" (dated January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2009).

This FOIA primarily consists of emails containing draft and final copies of fact sheets, public health statistics, factual hurricane status reports, the final copy of NSPD 41/HSPD 13, talking points, press releases, newsletters, final drafts of Statements of Administration Policy, news articles, excerpts from web pages, invitations to public events, final and near-final drafts of speeches, published legal documents, draft form letters, reports of incoming legislative correspondence, factual briefing papers, correspondence regarding the Federal budget, and lists of FOIA requests at Federal  agencies.

Extent

1,026 assets

Emails

Segment 5 - published online on September 23, 2019

2018-0258-F[5]: Emails to or from Brett Kavanaugh with Specific Correspondents or Containing Specific Keywords 

Scope and Content

FOIA 2018-0258-F[5] requested materials related to emails sent and received by Brett Kavanaugh during specific time periods and regarding specific people or keywords. For this segment of the FOIA request, records include correspondence to or from Brett Kavanaugh that contain the term "surveillance" (dated January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2009).

This FOIA primarily consists of emails containing factual hurricane status reports, news articles, the final copy of NSPD 41/HSPD 13, emails regarding invitations to attend the 2005 State of the Union, press releases, draft and final fact sheets, final and near-final drafts of speeches, and factual memoranda that summarize published reports.

Extent

1,042 assets

Emails

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