Other (indicate in message) Submitted: December 8, 2022 | Updated: December 8, 2022

[See Editor’s Note] (December 2022) Eight submissions related to “All subpoenas from the DOJ as of present day” [To: Wayne County MI, Dane County WI, Maricopa County AZ, Allegheny County PA]. And “All subpoenas issued from the DOJ re: Jan. 6 as of present day” [To: Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan Secretary of State].

[REQUEST # 1]

Date sent in to Sunshine: 12/07/22

Original Subject:
Request for Wayne County, MI County Clerk: All subpoenas from the DOJ as of present day

Original Message:
Hi Wayne County, MI County Clerk,
I'd like to make a public records request for the following information under Michigan's Sunshine Laws:
Please provide a copy of the subpoena issued by Special Counsel Jack Smith of the DOJ seeking any and all written communications regarding former president Donald Trump. If possible, please provide the records in a PDF format.
If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under Michigan public records law.
Thank you in advance!

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
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[REQUEST # 2]

Date sent in to Sunshine: 12/07/22

Original Subject:
Request for Dane County, WI County Clerk: Subpoena from DOJ Special Counsel Jack Smith

Original Message:
Hi Dane County Clerk,
I'd like to make a public records request under Wisconsin public records law:
Please provide a copy of the subpoena Special Counsel Jack Smith of the DOJ issued to your office seeking any and all written communications regarding former president Donald Trump. If possible, please provide the records in a PDF format.
If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under Wisconsin public records law.
Thank you in advance!

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
N/A - N/A. Blank.
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[REQUEST # 3]

Date sent in to Sunshine: 12/07/22

Original Subject:
Request for Maricopa County Clerk, AZ: Subpoena from DOJ Special Counsel Jack Smith

Original Message:
Hi there,
I'd like to make a public records request under Arizona public records law:
Please provide a copy of the subpoena Special Counsel Jack Smith of the DOJ issued to your office seeking any and all written communications regarding former president Donald Trump. If possible, please provide the records in a PDF format.
If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under Arizona public records law.
Thank you in advance!

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
N/A - N/A. Blank.
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[REQUEST # 4]

Date sent in to Sunshine: 12/07/22

Original Subject:
Request for Allegheny County Clerk, PA: Subpoena issued by DOJ Special Counsel Jack Smith

Original Message:
Hi there,
I'd like to make a public records request under Pennsylvania public records law:
Please provide a copy of the subpoena Special Counsel Jack Smith of the DOJ issued to your office seeking any and all written communications regarding former president Donald Trump. If possible, please provide the records in a PDF format.
If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under Pennsylvania public records law.
Thank you in advance!

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
N/A - N/A. Blank.
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[REQUEST # 5]

Date sent in to Sunshine: 12/07/22

Original Subject:
Request for the Arizona Secretary of State: All subpoenas from the DOJ

Original Message:
Hello Secretary Hobbs,
I'd like to make a public records request for the following information under Arizona public records law.
Please provide copies of any and all subpoenas issued to your office from the Justice Department regarding the January 6th insurrection. If possible, please provide the records in a PDF format.
If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under AZ public records law.
Thank you in advance!

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
N/A - N/A. Blank.
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[REQUEST # 6]

Date sent in to Sunshine: 12/07/22

Original Subject:
Request for Pennsylvania Secretary of State: All subpoenas issued from the DOJ as of present day

Original Message:
Hello Secretary Chapman,
I'd like to make a public records request for the following information under Pennsylvania public records law.
Please provide copies of any and all subpoenas issued to your office from the Justice Department regarding the January 6th insurrection. If possible, please provide the records in a PDF format.
If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under PA public records law.
Thank you in advance!

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
N/A - N/A. Blank.
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[REQUEST # 7]

Date sent in to Sunshine: 12/07/22

Original Subject:
Request for Wisconsin Secretary of State: All subpoenas issued from the DOJ re: Jan. 6 as of present day

Original Message:
Hi Secretary La Follette,
Hello Secretary Hobbs,
I'd like to make a public records request for the following information under Wisconsin public records law.
Please provide copies of any and all subpoenas issued to your office from the Justice Department regarding the January 6th insurrection. If possible, please provide the records in a PDF format.
If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under WI public records law.
Thank you in advance!

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
N/A - N/A. Blank.
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[REQUEST # 8]

Date sent in to Sunshine: 12/07/22

Original Subject:
Request for Michigan Secretary of State: All subpoenas issued from the DOJ re: Jan. 6 as of present day

Original Message:
Hello Secretary Benson,
I'd like to make a public records request for the following information under Michigan public records law.
Please provide copies of any and all subpoenas issued to your office from the Justice Department regarding the January 6th insurrection. If possible, please provide the records in a PDF format.
If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under MI public records law.
Thank you in advance!

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
N/A - N/A. Blank.

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Editor’s Note 12/08/22: We received 8 submissions on 12/07/22 asking for varying forms of similar information. The response below applies to all 8 requests:

The submission(s) above have all been marked as “Completed”. As written, each request is overly broad and it is unclear what specific information the sender hopes to receive. [For example: To whom was each alleged subpoena in requests #s 1- 4 issued To? We’ll assume you mean “to that particular entity” you’ve listed. Also — during what specific period of time?]

Similarly — during what specific period of time should requests # 5 – 8 apply?

We’d ask that the sender please revise and submit new request(s) clearly indicating specific date ranges and any other specific details about the exact public records that are being requested.


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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • December 8, 2022 3:01 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending