interesting use of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), is crafting the
request to search for certain keywords, sent to and/or from government
in 2015, when the Republican Presidential primary was at it’s peak, the
abolishment of the IRS became a hot topic.
interested to see what the IRS was talking about internally, I requested a
search of the following IRS official emails regarding the discussion of such a
thing, on November 8, 2015.
the search be conducted on the following IRS individuals:
Commissioner, Internal Revenue
Service — John Koskinen
Chief of Staff — Crystal
IRS Chief Counsel — William J.
Deputy Commissioner for Services and
Enforcement — John Dalrymple
Wage and Investment Division —
Debra Holland, Commissioner
Large Business and International
Division — Douglas O’Donnell, Commissioner
In June of
2016, I received the documents.
This is what
was released to me:
documents below were mailed on a CD-ROM, and separated into different folders.
I stipulated how they were organized below.
Response for IRS FOIA Case #F16313-0002 [2 Pages, 0.9MB]
Resp. Docs. CofStaff
from Chief of Staff — Crystal Philcox.
Responsive Documents Commissioner
from Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service — John Koskinen
File: Follow-up_Redacted.pdf [3
File: RePressClubCoverage.pdf [5
File: REWhowantstoabolishtheIRS.pdf [1