P7628-14
Research

2014-0210-F

Title

2014-0210-F: Records on Scott Bloch from January 1, 2008 to January 20, 2009

Scope and Content

The materials in FOIA 2014-0210-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.

FOIA 2014-0210-F requested records on Scott Bloch from January 1, 2008 to January 20, 2009.

This FOIA primarily contains reports, correspondence, news articles, printed emails, fax cover sheets, barcode scanning sheets, and routine personnel documents. The textual records include letters, reports, and related material sent to President George W. Bush from the Office of Special Counsel regarding whistleblower and Hatch Act investigations; correspondence between Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten and Senators Inhofe and DeMint regarding Scott Bloch; a letter to Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten from Danielle Brian of the Project on Government Oversight regarding Scott Bloch; correspondence from attorney Debra Katz regarding legal action taken against Scott Bloch for violations of personnel laws and other misconduct; and correspondence from members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform relating to Scott Bloch’s usage of a personal email account and alleged violation of the Hatch Act. Also present are the resignation letters of Scott Bloch and James Byrne; draft and final greetings from President Bush for the presentation of an award for the Rotary Club of Houston; correspondence regarding the leak of documents relating to Lurita Doan; and correspondence from Scott Bloch regarding accusations against him. Additionally, there is a transcript of an interview with Scott Bloch with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; an Office of Special Counsel organizational chart; Scott Bloch's resume; a Kennedy Center schedule; and personnel selection memos for the appointments of Scott Bloch and William Reukauf.

Electronic records (which are not available online) primarily contain agendas, contact lists, news articles, reports, congressional hearing transcripts, night and morning notes, correspondence, a legislative referral memorandum, and talking points. Reports include the United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions (Plum Book), a Department of Justice opinion on the Admissibility of Electronic Records, a report on Presidentially Appointed Positions, and a National Strategy for Information Sharing report. Correspondence includes a letter to Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten from Senators Inhofe and DeMint regarding Scott Bloch, a letter to Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten from Danielle Brian of the Project on Government Oversight regarding Scott Bloch, and emails regarding Scott Bloch's resignation and an acting special counsel designation. Other documents include White House archived box inventories, Committee on the Judiciary v. Harriet Miers court filed documents, a PowerPoint presentation on the Hatch Act, an Office of Special Counsel overview including an organizational chart, and an Office of Special Counsel FY08 appropriation

Extent

56 folders, approximately 5,705 pages / 999 assets

Provenance

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.

Folders and Documents

Records management, white house office of

Subject Files - FG006-03A (Chief of Staff, Office Files) Subject Files - FG006-30 (Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, Office Files) Subject Files - ME002 (Messages Sent to Groups / Organizations) Subject Files - PE002-01 (Policy Positions) Subject Files - PE009 (Retirement, Federal)

Staff Member Office Files

Counsel's Office, White House - Fielding, Fred - General Files
Counsel's Office, White House - Flood, Emmet
Counsel's Office, White House - McDonald, James
Presidential Personnel, White House Office of - Bullock, Katja - Appointee Files - Presidential Appointments, Senate Presidential Personnel, White House Office of - Gregor, Joie

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