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United States Department State JVashington,D.C. 20520 
DEC '2013 
Case No. F-2012-38774 
Ms. Kate Bailey Judicial Watch 425 Third Street SW, Suite 800 Washington, 20024 
Dear Ms. Bailey: refer our letter dated October 31, 2013, regarding the release certain Department State records under the Freedom Information Act, U.S.C.  
552. have identified additional documents that are responsive your request. have dete1mined that these documents may released with excisions pursuant FOIA exemptions (b)(3), (b)(S), and (b)(6). enclosure explains Freedom Information Act exemptions and other grounds for withholding material. All released material enclosed. 
Review additional records the United States Mission the United Nations ongoing. will keep you informed your case progresses. you have any questions, you may contact Department Justice attorney Robert Prince (202) 305-3654. Please sure refer the case number, F2012-38774, and the civil action number, 13-951, all correspondence about this case. 
Sincerely, 

etwar,  
Office Information Programs and Services Enclosures: stated. 

The 
Freedom Information Act USC 
FOJA Exemptions 	Information specifically authorized executive order kept secret the interest national defense foreign policy. Executive Order 13526 includes the following classification categories: 
1.4(a) military plans, systems, operations; .4(b) foreign government information; .4(c) intelligence activities, sources methods, cryptology; .4(d) foreign relations foreign activities the US, including confidential sources; 1.4(e) scientific, technological, economic matters relating national security, 
including defense against transnational terrorism; .4(f) U.S. Government prograrns for safegtiarding nuclear materials facilities; .4(g) vulnerabilities capabilities systems, installations, infrastructures, projects, plans, protection services relating national security, including defense against transnational terrorism; 
1.4(h) weapons mass destruction; 
(b)(2) 	Related solely the internal personnel rules and practices agency 
(b)(3) Specifically exempted from disclosure statute (other than USC 552), for example: 
ARMEX Arms Export Control Act, USC 2778(e) 
EXPORT Export Administration Act 1979, App. USC 2411 (c)(l) 
FSA Foreign Service Act 1980, USC 4003 4004 
INA Immigration and Nationality Act, USC 202(f) 

IRAN Iran Claims Settlement Act, Sec. 505, USC 1701, note 

(b)(4) 	Trade secrets and confidential commercial financial information )(5) 	Interagency intra-agency communications forming part tl).e deliberative process, 
atlomey-client privilege, attorney work product 	Personal privacy infonmtion 
Law enforcement information whose disclosure would: 
(A) 
interIere with enforcement proceedings 

(B) 
deprive person fair trial 

(C) 
constitute unwarranted invasion personal privacy 

(D) 
disclose confidential sources 

(E) 
disclose investigation techniques 

(F) 
endanger life physical safety individual 

Other Grounds for Withholding Material not responsive FOIA request excised with the agreement the requester 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415956 Date: 12/19/2013 -- 
RELEASED PART 
B3CIA, 
Randall, James 

From: Tess, Caroline 
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 7:42 
To: Pelton, Erin; Ryu, Rexon Pelofsky, Eric Ahmed, Salman Subject Talking Points -Email Hill 
All the hlghllghted emails are staffer emails, Shank and Allen are HPSCI staff directors pretty sure). CIA PERS/ORG 
Hey guys, 
Please see the TPs (below) that were sent the Hill over the weekend. 
Thanks, CIA PERS/ORG 
-----OriginaI Message----
From: CIA PERS/ORG 
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2012 3:06 

Paul.Juola; Betsy_Schtriid; 
To: D_Grannis; MS_.Poindexter; 
Cc: J_Russell; darren.dii::k; beather.molino CIA PERS/ORG 
Subject: Talking Points 
All, 
Here are several talking points that may help your members. They are brief due the ongoing criminal Investigation. pis pass these leadership. CIA PERS/ORG CIA PERS/ORG 
--The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations Benghazi were spontaneously lnsplred the 
protests the Embassy Cairo and evolved Into direct assault against the diplomatic post Benghazi and 
subsequently its annex. There are indications that e>etremists participated the violent demonstrations. 
--This assessment may change additional information collected and analyzed and currently available information 
continues evaluated. 
--The investigation on-going, and the Government working with Libyan authorities bring justice those responsible 
for the deaths citizens. 

Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2012 3:06 
To: o_Grannis; MS_Poindexter; Michael.Allen; Tom.Mclemore; 
Paul.Juola; Betsy_Schmid; Stewart_Holmes 

cc: J_Russell; darren.dick; heather.molino; PERS/ORG 
Subject: Talking Points 
All, 
Here are several talking points that may help your members. They are brief due the 
ongoing criminal investigation. CIA PERS/ORG
pls pass these leadership.
c=:=:J: 
Thanks CIA PERS/ORG 
--The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations Benghazi were 
spontaneously inspired the protests the Embassy Cairo and evolved into direct 
assault against the diplomatic post Benghazi and subsequently its annex. There are 
indications that extremists participated the violent demonstrations. 

--This assessment may change additional information collected and analyzed and 
currently available information continues evaluated. 

--The investigation on-going, and the Government working with Libyan authorities 
bring justice those responsible for the deaths citizens. 
 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415932 Date: 12/19/2013 PART 
Randall, James 
From: .Sent: To: Subject:  Tess, Caroline Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:34 Michael  

AUTHORITY: Archie Bolster, Senior ReviewerJ 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415932 Date: 12/19/2013 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415933 Date: 12/19/2013 

U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415936 Date: 12/19/2013 
Randall, James 
From: Tess, Caroline Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2012 8:34 
To: Ahmed, Salman; Pelton, Erin; Pan, Michael; Ryu, Rexon Cc: Eric 
Subject: 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F"2012-38774 Doc No. C05415936 Date: 12/19/2013  

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415941 Date: 12/19/2013 -- 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415941 Date: 12/19/2013 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415951 Date: 12/19/2013 
Randall, James 

From: Tess, Caroline 
Sent: Friday, September28, 2012 3:13 
To: 
Subject: 
AND NSA. 
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B3NSA:
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 02:16
To: Shawn NSA
September 28, 2012  
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415951 Date: 12/19/2013 

### 

From: Tess, Caroline 
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 4:30 To: Ahmed, Salman; Ryu, Rexon Pelton, Erin 
Cc: 

Subject:Attachments: 

Tx, Caroline 

!REVIEW AUTHORITY: Archie Bolster, Senior 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415952 Date: 12/19/2013 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415954 Date: 12/19/2013  
Randall, James 
From: Tess. Caroline Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 5:08 
To: Tess, Caroline; Ahmed, Salman; Ryu, Rexon Pelton, Erin 

Tx, Caroline 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415961 Date: 12/19/2013  
From: 
sent: 
To: 
Subject: 
From: Tess, Carollne 
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 01:36 

From: Ryu, Rexon 

To: Pan, 
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:41 
From: Tess, Caroline Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:18 

Subject:

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. artment State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415965 Date: 12/19/2013 PART 
Randall. James 
From: Sent: To: Subject: Attachments:  Tess, Caroline Saturday, September 29, 2012 2:49 Salman  

AUTHORITY: Archie Bolster, Senior 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 

Eric 
sau 
This email UNCLASSIFIED. 

Many thanks, 
Salman 

Many thanks, Caroline 

U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415976 Date: 12/19/2013 
RELEASED PART 
85,86 
Randafl, James 
From:  Tess, Caroline  
Sent:  Satu,day, September 29, 2012 7:43  
To:  Ahmed Salman Pelton Erin Y  Mi.chaeJ  

Subject: 
Attachments: 
Many thanks, Caroline 
AUTHORITY: Archie Bolster, Senior 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415981 Date: 12/19/2013 -- 
thanks, 
Eric 
SBU 
This email UNCLASSIFIED. 

From: Ahmed, Salman (USUN) 
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 2:55 
To: Ryu, Rexon Erin; Pelofsky, Eric 
Subject: 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State 
Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415981 Date: 12/19/2013 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415981 Date: 12/19/2013 

All-

Thanks, Caroline 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415981 Date: 12/19/2013 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415984 Date: 12/19/2013 -- PART 
Randall, James 
From: Ahmed, Salman 
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2012 4:17 
To: 
Subject: 
Attachments: 
-----Original Message 
from: Joseph Torsella 
Sent: Sunday, September 2012 04:13 
To: Salman 

Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415985 Date: 12/19/2013 

Randall, James 
From: Tess, Caroline

Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 4:35 
To: 
Subject: 
From: Ahmed, Salman (USUN) 
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 04:31 
To: Pelofsky, Eric 

From: Pelofsky, Eric 
Sent: Saturday, Se.ptember 29, 2012 03:13 
To: Ahmed, Salman (USUN) 

SBU 
This emai UNCLASSIFIED. 

Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 3:09 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415985 Date: 12/19/2013 

Thanks, Caroline 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415988 Date: 12/19/2013 PART  
Randall, James  
From:Sent:  Tess, Caroline Saturday, September 29, 2012 4:24  

To: Ahmed. Salman: Ryu, Y 

Erin; Pelofsky. Eric
Subject: 
From: Ahmed, Salman (USUN) 
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 02:55 
To: Ryu, Rexon Pan, Michael USUN Tess Caroline Pelton, Erin; Pelofsky, Eric 
Subject: 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415988 Date: 12/19/2013

Thanks, Caroline 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 
Randall, James 
From: Tess, Caroline 
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2012 9:47 
To; Pelton, Erin; Ahmed, Salman 
Subject: 
From: Pelton, Erin 
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2012 09:43 
-----Original Message----
From: Tess, Caroline 
Sent: Sarurday, September 29, 2012 7:43 
Many thanks, Caroline 
This email UNCLASSIFIED. 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416000 Date: 12/19/2013
From: "Ahmed, Salman (USUN)" 

Date: Sat, Sep 2012 20:17:22 

Pan. Michael 
Subject: 
Many thanks, Salman 
-----Original Message ----From: Tess, Caroline 

Many thanks, Caroline 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416003 Date: 12/19/2013 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416003 Date: 12/19/2013 

-----Original Message----From; "Ahmed, Salman (USUN)"  Date: Sat, Sep 2012 20:17:22 
Many thanks, Salman 
-----Original Message 
From: Tess, Caroline 
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 07:43 

Many thanks, Caroline Sep 30, 2012 1:00 PM, "Brooke Anderson" wrote: Sun 2012 10:54 Tess Caroline wrote: 
--- 
Original Message -- From: Meridith 
Sent: Sunday, 
To: Aluned, Salman (USUN); Tess, Caroline; Pelton, Erin; Rexon Pan, Michael 
Brooke Anderson 
!Rl=VIEW AUTHORJTY: Archie Bolster, Senior 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416004 Date: 12/19/2013 
-----ungma1 Message----
From: "Ahmed, Salman (USUN)" Date: Sat, Sep 2012 20: 17:22 
Many thanks, 
Salman 

-----Original Message ---- 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416004 Date: 12/19/2013 

Many thanks, Caroline 

861 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416006 

To: Tess, Caroline; Pelton, Erin; Ryu, Rexon 
Many thanks, 
Salman 

Original Message 
----
From: Tess, Caroline 
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 07:43 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416014 Date: 12/19/2013 
From: Tess, Caroline  
Sent: Sunda tember 2012 01:13  
To:  B6'  
Cc: Pan, Subject:  (USUN  (USUN); Pelton, Erin; Ryu, Rexon 
- --- ----..... ------- ---
From: Brooke Ande son 
Sent: Sunday, 
To: Caroline Sun, 30, 2012 10:54 AM, Tess, Caroline wrote: 
From: Meridith Webster 
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2012 :28 
To: Ahmed, Salman Tess, Caroline; Pelton, Erin; Rexon Pan, Michael (USUN); Mark 
Kornblau Brooke Anderson 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416014 Date: 12/19/2013 
-----Original Message----
From: "Aluned, Salman (USUN)" 

Date: Sat. Sep 2012 20: :22 

Pan, Michael 86. 
Subject: 
Many thanks, Salman 
-----Original Message ---- 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416014 Date: 12/19/2013 
From: Tess, Caroline 
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 07:43 

Many thanks, Caroline 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416017 Date: 12/19/2013 -- 
Randall. James 
From: Tess, Caroline Sent: To: Subject: Sep 30, 2012, 12:40 PM, "Tess, Caroline" wrote: 
Brooke 
BS 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416017 Date: 12/19/2013 
-----Original Message ----
From: Meridith 

Sent: Sunday,
To: ed, Salman (USUN); Tess, Caroline; Pelton, Erin; Ryu, Rexon Pan, Michael 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416017 Date: 12/19/2013 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416017 Date: 12/19/2013 
Many thanks, Caroline 
85.