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Adams, Marti 
From Adams, Marti 
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 4:24 
To: 'Miller, David Lee' 
Subject: RE: Fox News. 

Thanks, David. I'll get back you soon can. the meantime, you should take look Friday's WSJ piece OFAC you haven't already seen it: 

OCTOBER 2009 
U.S. Enforces Existing Sanctions Iran Washington Moves Crack Down American Firms CHIP CUMMINS 
DUBAI --The U.S. has begun ratchet enforcement existing sanctions Iran, including cracking down illegal exports American products, even has threatened fresh economic restrictions Tehran. 
over the past three decades, the U.S. has imposed wide range unilateral measures against Iran, essentially prohibiting American citizens and companies from doing most business there. But the measures haven't kept American products out Iran's bazaars, showrooms and high-end retailers 
For years, American authorities concluded there was little U.S. enforcement agents could about it. There has been longstanding debate among policy makers about whether spend 
resources trying halt the flow seemingly harmless consumer products into Iran. Critics say such sanctions don't pressure policy makers Tehran and hurt U.S. exports. 
But Washington ratchets the pressure Iran, sanction enforcement has become top priority. The U.S. Treasury's Office Foreign Assets Control, the agency spearheading American sanctions enforcement, has beefed its investigative and enforcement teams, officials say. 
"We've been more effective, more aggressive and more public our enforcement," said Adam Szubin, OFAC's director, interview. part that broader push, OFAC has held discussions with some American manufacturers about whether they are doing enough ensure their products aren't illegally making into Iran, U.S. officials said. 
"It reasonable for ask, what have you done make sure your export doesn't Iran," Mr. Szubin said. "We won't countenance willful blindness." 
Agencies are focusing some cases instances where they suspect American manufacturers could turning blind eye foreign subsidiaries, distributors customers who are improperly reselling goods into Iran, according another U.S. official. Other agencies, including the Departments Justice and Commerce, are increasingly cooperating with Treasury, officials say. 
Earlier this year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission queried Hewlett-Packard Co. about its Iran business. correspondence released the SEC, the Palo Alto, Calif., 

company said European subsidiary sold products third-party distributors the United Arab EmiratesJ which resold them into Iran. said the sales didn't break any rules, but that had stopped doing business with the distributors statementJ H-P said the query was part "routine staff review" Hewlett-Packard's annual SEC filing. spokesman for the SEC declined comment. The status the SEC query isn't clear. 
There are exceptions restrictions American exports Iran, making sometimes difficult determine what legal and what isn't. Foreign subsidiaries, for instance, sometimes aren't under the same restrictions their American parent, according officials 
Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., says that under current U.S. sanctions its foreign subsidiaries may, under some circumstances, sell its heavy machinery independent dealers that resell users Iran. 
Closely held Arya Machinery, with offices Tehran, markets itself its Web site Iran's exclusive dealer Caterpillar equipment. senior sales executive the company, telephone interview, said Arya buys equipment from Caterpillar subsidiary Europe. Caterpillar spokesman declined comment about Arya, but said statement that Caterpillar has assets, operations employees Iran and "full compliance with 
all applicable laws." Dubai's bustling downtown wharf, Iranian sailors load goods bound for handful Iranian ports, some close day's voyage. Stacks Chinese tires, South Korean batteries and German white goods stand long rows waiting, loaded onto wooden dhows 
There are laws here against shipping everyday, American-brand goods across the Persian Gulf Iran. 11If the product legal here and legal Iran. take it," says captain 
loading his dhow with Chinese-made food products 
-----Original Message----
From: Miller, David Lee [mailto: 
(b) (6) Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 2:29 Adams, Marti 
Subj ect Fox News 
Importance: High 
Dear Marti. per our telephone conversation here are the questions we'd like some further help 
How does sanctions enforcement work? What the role OFAC and BIS? Who does what? Are any other agencies enforcing sanctions? 
What any authority does OFAC have over foreign corporations doing business with Iranespecially those companies business the US? companies like Siemens, Nokia, and Alcatel-Lucent were companies would they 
sanctioned for doing business Iran? 
Who should contact about proceeding with FOI request for list companies doing business with Iran? 
Must every country doing business Iran receive waiver? indicated the phone are still researching this story and would appreciate the opportunity speak with specialist who can elaborate the subject and multinational corporations doing business Iran While would ultimately like get someone camera, important first step would someone who could provide some overall background the topic. now our deadline somewhat flexible, but obviously things can change moment's notice you are able get back your earliest convenience would most appreciative 
Thanks for your help 
David Lee Miller Correspondent 
Fox News Channel Subject: Off the Record Note Jim, 

Call today your Fox-Treasury report Not true that there was "effort exclude" 
Fox. sourcing that graph -assume briefing room chatter -although Major told 
spoke with you Disappointed that you never bothered check that "fact" with 
Treasury. 

True that the nets were asked pool Feinberg. that point, had very tight window 
and filled with requests that had. Typical triage -sorting priorities and did the 
fairly typical thing, started with the big Fox News hadn made request for 
interview -certainly not Jenni who was handling. 
When called nets pool, producer did raise concern about why Fox wasn the first 
round list. accomodate more interviews -we had dozens requests -we cut back 
Feinberg's off-camera presser and oved Hill briefing create bigger window time and 

added more interviews, including Fox. 
Once had more time, specifically called Major and dragged him out the briefing 

see could interview Still request from Fox Major had time came the 

briefing and got his interview -same slot everyone else. 

You can call that "Treasury effort exclude" but it's not accurate. you are going 
write about Treasury the future, I'd like you check with before you print. 

Would also like correction on-line since every story about "excluding Fox" tends have 

long shelf life you know Already conversation "Morning Joe" today about the 

dastardly plot ban Fox -and I'm told Krauthammer picked well. 

Thanks 

Jake Siewert 

202 622 9404 

From: Lecompte, Jenni Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 4:48 To: Psaki, Jennifer; Siewert, Jake Cc: Williams, Andrew Subject: Re: FOX news exclusion story 
Great thanks all 
-----Original Message From: Psaki, Jennifer To: Siewert, Jake; Lecompte, Jenni Cc: Williams Andrew Sent Fri Oct 16:46:29 2009 Subject: RE: FOX news exclusion story 

Makes sense-and will let you know who else hear from-will take canvass this rogue nation the 
From: Jake.Siewert@do.treas.gov [mailto:Jake.Siewert@do.treas.gov] 
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 4:42 
To: Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov; Psaki, Jennifer 
Cc: Andrew.Williams@do.treas.gov 
Subject: Re: FOX news exclusion story 

How about simple comment all comers 
"There was plan exclude Fox News, and they had the same interview that their 
competitors did Much ado about absolutely nothing." 

Treasury spokesperson 

From: Lecompte, Jenni 
To: Siewert, Jake; Psaki, Jennifer 
Cc: Williams, Andrew 
Sent Fri Oct 16:31:33 2009 
Subject: Fw: FOX news exclusion story fear this gaining bit steam. How want handle? 

Points Memo 

and Tommy Christopher calling back back now 
From: Gudmundson, Erika To: Lecompte, Jenni Sent Fri Oct 16: 11:24 2009 Subject: FOX news exclusion story 
FYI -we're starting get more calls about this. 
FOXNews: Administration Loses Bid Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview 

The Treasury Department Thursday tried make "pay czar" Kenneth Feinberg available for interviews every member the network pool except Fox News .. 
WSJ Rules for Presidents 

 Fox's television news competitors refused along with Treasury Department effort Tuesday exclude Fox from round interviews with the 
... 

Some networks refused along with Treasury Department effort exclude Fox from round interviews with pay czar Kenneth Feinberg and ABC .. 
Arizona Daily star: White House attack Fox News Nixonian 
The Treasury Department made available Ken Feinberg, the executive pay czar, for interviews with the White House "pool" news organizations -except Fox  
HuffPost Why Journalists Shouldn't Defending Fox News 331748.html> 
The Obama administration recent characterization Fox News long overdue acknowledgment the obvious Fox News not legitimate news .. 

Atlantic: the Fox News White House dispute didn't see anything Fox from mid-2006 through mid-2009; for better worse, it's not carried China (The English news channels you can get there 
FOX News Chris Wallace White House Efforts 'Marginalize' Fox News 

This RUSH transcript from "Fox Friends," October 23, 2009. This copy may not its final form and may updated . 

From: Lecompte, Jenni Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 5:05 To: Siewert, Jake; Psaki, Jennifer Cc: Williams, Andrew Subject: RE: FOX news exclusion story 
One word change below 
"There was plot exclude Fox News, and they had the same interview that their competitors did. Much ado about absolutely nothing." 
-----Original Message----From: Siewert, Jake Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 4:54 To: Psaki, Jennifer; Lecompte, Jenni Williams Andrew Subject: Re: FOX news exclusion story 
Off the record -worth pointing out that the onus kind the reporters prove that there was plot Hard disprove negative. 
-----Original Message From: Psaki, To: Siewert, Jake; Cc: Williams, Andrew Sent: Fri Oct 16:46:29 2009 Subject: RE: FOX news exclusion story 
Makes sense-and will let you know who else hear from-will take canvass this rogue nation the 

From: Jake.Siewert@do.treas.gov [mailto:Jake.Siewert@do.treas.gov] 
Sent Friday, October 23, 2009 4:42 
To: Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov; Psaki, Jennifer 
Cc: Andrew.Williams@do.treas.gov 
Subject FOX news exclusion story 

How about simple comment all comers: 
"There was plan exclude Fox News, and they had the same interview that their 
competitors did. Much ado about absolutely nothing." 

Treasury spokesperson 

From: Lecompte, Jenni To: Siewert, Jake; Psaki, Jennifer Cc: Williams, Andrew Sent: Fri Oct 16:31:33 2009 Subject FOX news exclusion story fear this gaining bit steam. How want handle? 

and Tommy Christopher calling back back now 

From: Gudmundson, Erika Lecompte, Jenni Sent: Fri Oct 16:11:24 2009 Subject: FOX news exclusion story 
FYI -we're starting get more calls about this 
FOXNews Administration Loses Bid Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview 

The Treasury Department Thursday tried make "pay czar" Kenneth Feinberg available for interviews every member the network pool except Fox News ... 
WSJ Rules for Presidents 
. Fox's television news competitors refused along with Treasury Department effort Tuesday exclude Fox from round interviews with the . Magazine: The Battle Between Fox News and the White House Rages 
battle between fox and 
Some networks refused along with Treasury Department effort exclude Fox from round interviews with pay czar Kenneth Feinberg and ABC ... 
White House attack Fox News Nixonian 

The Treasury Department made available Ken Feinberg, the executive pay czar, for interviews with the White House "pool" news organizations -except Fox . 
HuffPost: Why Journalists Shouldn't Defending Fox News 331748.html> 
The Obama administration's recent characterization Fox News long overdue acknowledgment the obvious Fox News not legitimate news .. 
Atlantic the Fox News White House dispute 

the fox news white house didn't see anything Fox from mid-2006 through mid-2009; for better worse, it's not carried China {The English news channels you can get there . 
FOX News Chris Wallace White House Efforts 'Marginalize' Fox News 

This RUSH transcript from "Fox Friends," October 23, 2009 This copy may not its final form and may updated 

Jenni 

From: Earnest, Joshua 
(Ii) ((i) Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 5:14 To: Lecompte, Jenni; Siewert, Jake Cc: Psakl, Jennifer Subject: RE: Fox and Feinberg 
Yeah, I'm fine with that. 

-----original Message----From: Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov [mailto:Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov] Sent Friday, October 23, 2009 5:09 To: Earnest, Joshua R.; Jake.Siewert@do.treas .gov Psaki, Jennifer subject: RE: Fox and Feinberg have not commented today but are prepared start offering the following from Treasury spokesperson 
"There was plot exclude Fox News, and they had the same interview that their competitors did. Much ado about absolutely nothing." 
-----Original Message----
From: Earnest, Joshua 
Sent Friday, October 23, 
To: Lecompte, Jenni; jake.siewart@do.treas.gov 
cc: Psaki, Jennifer Subject: Fox and Feinberg 

Hey guys: 
Just flagging for you that I've had couple conversations with folks here about the Fox and Feinberg kerfluffle today. you would expect, spoke extensively Major about off the record also had off-the-record conversations with: Michael Calderone Politico who wrote about t.his before 
talking anyone here Christina Bellantoni TPM also pondering piece this but not definite she'll write. Caren Bohan Reuters also inquired about this, but didn't give her anything the record. Doubt that she'll write. think Psaki gave you the run-down what have been saying but the bottomline is: "We've demonstrated our willingness and ability exclude Fox News from significant interviews but yesterday, didn't." 
Let know you have any questions. Thanks. 

-Josh 
Josh Earnest 
Deputy White 	House Press Secretary (desk) 

Jenni 

Hey guys: 
Just flagging for you that I've had couple conversations with folks here about the Fox and Feinberg kerfluffle today. you would expect, spoke extensively Major about off the record also had off-the-record conversations with Michael Calderone Politico who wrote about this before 
talking anyone here 

together_for_Fox.html?showall_). He's updating his post based conversation with him. Christina Bellantoni TPM also pondering piece this but not definite she'll write. Caren Bohan Reuters also inquired about this, but didn't give her anything the record. Doubt that she'll write. think Psaki gave you the run-down what have been saying but the bottomline is: "We've demonstrated our willingness and ability exclude Fox News from significant interviews but.yesterday, didn 't." 
Let know you have any questions. Thanks. 
-Josh 

Josh Earnest Deputy White House Press Secretary (desk) 

Jenni 

From: Lecompte, Jenni Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 5:38 To: Psakl, Jennifer Subject: RE: Fox and Feinberg 
Thanks Jen 
-----Original Message----

From: Psaki, Jennifer (b) (6) 
Sent Friday, October 23, 2009 5:11 
To: Lecompte, Jenni 

Subject Fox and Feinberg sorry about this ---we have screwed the pooch few things over here this week----that impact you guys 
-----Original Message----From: Lecompte, Jenni [mailto:Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov] Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 5:09 To: Earnest, Joshua R.; Jake.Siewert@do.treas.gov Cc: Psaki, Jennifer Subject Fox and Feinberg have not commented today but are prepared start offering the following from Treasury spokesperson 
"There was plot exclude Fox News, and they had the same interview that their competitors did. Much ado about absolutely nothing." 
-----Original Message---- (b){6) 
From: Earnest, Joshua Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 5:07 To: Lecompte, Jenni; jake.siewart@do.treas .gov Psaki, Jennifer Subject: Fox and Feinberg 
Hey guys 
Just flagging for you that I've had couple conversations with folks here about the Fox and Feinberg kerfluffle today. you would expect, spoke extensively Major about off the record also had off-the-record conversations with Michael Calderone Politico who wrote about this before talking anyone here 

together_for_Fox.html?showall_). He's updating his post based conversation with him. 

From: Lecompte, Jenni 
Sent: 
To: 'Joshua_R._Earnest Psakl, Jennifer 
Cc: Siewert, Jake 
Subject: Re: Fox 

Thx Left him voice mail his cell 
-----Original Message 
----
From: Earnest Joshua 
To: Psaki, Jennifer; Lecompte, 
Jenni 
Cc: Siewert, Jake 
Sent: Sat Oct 10:45:58 2009 
Subject Re: Fox their beat reporter) 

-----Original Message 
----
From: Earnest, Joshua 
To: Psaki, Jennifer R.; 'Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov'  
Cc: 'Jake.Siewert@do.treas.gov'  
Sent: Sat Oct 10:43:16 2009 
Subject: Re: Fox 

David bauder the rptr. 
Jenni, want take run him saying -'you buried the lede: they didn't ask for interview -and when they did finally ask, they got one know makes for much less interesting story but it's true.' 
Since wldnt even broach with him the tick-tock the pool stuff, think want fight this part out them private, not public 
Lemme find bauder phone number and will circ 
-----Original Message 
----
From: Psaki, Jennifer 
To: Earnest, Joshua R.; 'Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov'  
Cc: 'Jake.Siewert@do.treas.gov'  
Sent: Sat Oct 10:28:51 2009 
Subject: Re: Fox 

Should just try with below even has small impact? Agree there shouldn't much 
more 

Who was the reporter? 

----Original Message 

-----From: Earnest, Joshua To: 'Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov' ; Psaki, Jennifer 

Cc: 'Jake.Siewert@do.treas.gov'  
Sent Sat Oct 10:15 :59 2009 
Subject: Re: Fox 

The biggest problem that buries key fact: fox didn't ask for interview. The 
second problem that the pool has set themselves this story pushing around which bigger long term problem. 

I'm not sure there's any more can this particular story. Fortunately, seems 
unlikely there will others. Most folks have greeted this with eye-rolls the 'he 
said/she said' nature this incident. 

-----Original Message ----From: Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov  
To: Psaki, Jennifer R.; Earnest, Joshua 
Cc: Jake.Siewert@do.treas.gov  
Sent Sat Oct 13:54 2009 
Subject: Re: Fox few suggested tweaks 

There was plot exclude Fox, and the intention was never seek "network pool" camera 
for this round interviews With limited time, were initially considering only three 
network news interviews Throughout the course the day, were able find time for 
three additional slots Bottom line: the White House and Treasury decided grant the same 
interview Fox their competitors, and they used clips throughout their broadcast. 

-----Original Message ----
From: Psaki, Jennifer To: Lecompte, Jenni; 

Cc: Siewert, Jake Sent: Sat Oct 08:40:19 2009 Subject Re: Fox 
This definitely missing several key facts --Josh you want talk the reporter since you spoke with them yesterday? want back loven 
Also chris isham one his colleagues seems the backgroudn cbs source here 
Would would want add something like this from admin official 
There was never intention 
exclude Fox, but with limited time were considering only 
three network news interviews the beginning and were determining way that 
logistically. the end Fox was included for interview after decision made the 
Treasury Department and the White House and they used clips throughout the broadcast 

-----Original Message ----From: Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov  
To: Psaki, Jennifer R.; Earnest, Joshua 
Cc: Jake.Siewert@do.treas.gov  
Sent Fri Oct 57:47 2009 
Subject: Fox 

This infuriating. never asked for this covered network pool camera. called each net whom had granted interview individually, offered the min slot and asked for volunteers serve pool camera specifically for this round robin Only after NBC and ABC said needed work through CBS pool chair did call the chair and even then was very clear that did not think this was appropriate request for the network pool 
given our lineup. 
Unfortunately the story below significantly divorced from that reality -and now the wire . 
Tiff over White House camera crew and Fox The Associated Press NEW YORK -The Obama administration allowed Fox News Channel reporter interview Treasury Department "pay czar" Kenneth Feinberg after other network . 
 
See all stories this topic: 
 

Sent: Sunday. October 25, 2009 8:09 
To: Lecompte, Jenni; Siewert, Jake; Earnest, Joshua 
Subject: Re: Press Inquiry: Fox News interview and Anita Dunn contact 
Ugh--at least fox has bruce josten from the chamber today and maybe they will shift 
attention 

-----Original Message ----From: Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov  
To: Jake.Siewert@do.treas.gov ; Psaki, Jennifer R.; Earnest, 
Joshua 
Sent: Sat Oct 19:48:27 2009 
Subject: Fw: Press Inquiry: Fox News interview and Anita Dunn contact not responding further but FYI . 

Cc: Haq, Nayyera; Williams, Andrew 
Sent Sat Oct 19:38:28 2009 
Subject: Re: Press Inquiry: Fox News interview and Anita Dunn contact 

Jenni, elaborate last. Was this high profile round robin interview setup run through Anita 
Dunn from the beginning? was she only contacted after there was pressure include Fox 
News? Anita Dunn was only contacted once the1 prospect Fox being participant came up, 
can you tell why? 

Also, the Huffington Post and Mediaite are reporting that Fox News did request interview, 
and further that Robert Gibbs apologized for attempt to, his words, exclude Fox. so, 
that directly contradicts the statement you sent you have any comment that? 

Caleb Howe 
Redstate .com Sat, Oct 24, 2009 6:44 PM, 
 Caleb: 
 Please feel free use the following comment, for attribution 
 "Treasury spokesperson," please: 
 "There was plot exclude Fox News, and they had the same interview that their competitors did Much ado about absolutely nothing. 
 
 would also note background that typically coordinate high profile interviews with the White HouseJ just most Administrations do. 
 
 Best, Jenni  Sent: Sat Oct 18:24:51 2009 Subject: Re: Press Inquiry: Fox News interview  Caleb. I'm adding Jenni and Andrew the office, who will able help you better.   Original Message 
--- From absenteeblog@ To: Haq, Nayyera Sent: Sat Oct 16:46:18 2009 
and Anita Dunn contact Public Affairs Subject: Press Inquiry: Fox News interview and Anita Dunn contact  Good afternoon name Caleb Howe, and I'm contributing editor the well-known conservative blog Redstate.com. I'm writing article about the recent interview flap between Fox News and Treasury, and have quick question I'm hoping someone will answer for  being widely reported that Treasury, having been notified the pool that Fox must included, then contacted Anita Dunn directly for clearance. Can you tell why this is?  Treasury's position has been that this was merely oversight. typical contact the White House correct oversight like this?  Anita Dunn reported the driving force behind the  administration's Fox News "war". Was she contacted specifically because that role?  any point, was Treasury intending deliberately exclude Fox News from the interview?  appreciate your time and would happy call and discuss this  with you.  Thanks!  Caleb Howe  Redstate .com  

Williams, Andrew 
Cc: Williams, Andrew Subject: RE: FOX news exclusion story 
Hey Josh just spoke with Calderone and Bellantoni-who was focused whether the ordered 
this-and basically told him that -we have shown that wanted exclude Fox would 
and this case didn't and they got their interview. also talked through the off the 
record version all this. can have him pull back the record comments you guys 
prefer---he clearly didn't give good internal heads (not intentionally) all accounts did not rev this and just gave basically the same message below, but 
stronger the accusation that are excluding anyone The other point that the same 
Brett Baer segment-they played pieces the Major interview. 

From: Jake.Siewert@do.treas.gov [mailto:Jake.Siewert@do.treas.gov] 
Sent Friday, October 23, 2009 4:42 
To: Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov; Psaki, Jennifer 
Cc: Andrew.Williams@do.treas.gov 
Subject: Re: FOX news exclusion story 

How about simple comment all comers: 
"There was plan exclude Fox News, and they had the same interview that their 
competitors did. Much ado about absolutely nothing 

Treasury spokesperson 

From: Lecompte, Jenni 
To: Siewert, Jake; Psaki, Jennifer 
Cc: Williams, Andrew 
Sent Fri Oct 16:31:33 2009 
Subject Fw: FOX news exclusion story fear this gaining bit steam. How want handle? 

and Tommy Christopher calling back back now 

From Gudmundson, Erika Lecompte, Jenni Sent: Fri Oct 16:11:24 2009 subject: FOX news exclusion story 
FYI -we're starting get more calls about this. 

The Treasury Department Thursday tried make "pay czar" Kenneth Feinberg available for interviews every member the network pool except Fox News .. 
WSJ Rules for Presidents 

. Fox's television news competitors refused along with Treasury Department effort Tuesday exclude Fox from round interviews with the . Magazine: The Battle Between Fox News and the White House Rages 

Some networks refused along with Treasury Department effort exclude Fox from round interviews with pay czar Kenneth Feinberg and ABC .. 
Arizona Daily Star: White House attack Fox News Nixonian 

The Treasury Department made available Ken Feinberg, the executive pay czar, for interviews with the White House "pool" news organizations -except Fox  ... 
HuffPost: Why Journalists Shouldn't Defending Fox News 331748.html> 
The Obama administration recent characterization Fox News long overdue acknowledgment the obvious Fox News not legitimate news . 
Atlantic: the Fox News White House dispute didn't see anything Fox from mid-2006 through mid-2089; for better worse, it's not carried China. (The English news channels you can get there . 
FOX News: Chris Wallace White House Efforts 'Marginalize' Fox News 
This RUSH transcript from "Fox Friends," October 23, 2009. This copy may not its final form and may updated . 

Jim, 
Call this Fox-Treasury report. Not true that there was "effort exclude" Fox. sourcing that graph, although Major told spoke with you Disappointed that you never bothered check that "fact" with Treasury. 
True that the nets were asked pool Feinberg. that point, had very tight window and filled with requests that had Typical triage -sorting priorities and did the fairly typical thing -started with the big Fox News hadn't made request for interview. When called the nets pool, producer did raise concern about why Fox wasn't the first round. accomodate more interviews -we had dozens requests -we cut back Feinberg's off-camera presser and moved Hill briefing create bigger window time and added more interviews including Fox Once had more time, specifically called Major and dragged him out the briefing see could interview. Still request from Fox. Major had time, came the briefing and got his interview -same slot everyone else. 
You can call that "Treasury effort exclude" but not accurate you are going write about Treasury the future, I'd like you check with before you print. 
Would also like correction on-line since every story about "excluding Fox" tends have 
long shelf life you know. There was already conversation "Morning Joe" today about 
the dastardly plot ban Fox 

Thanks 

Jake Siewert 
202 622 9404 

-----Original Message ----

From: Psaki, Jennifer 
To: Siewert, Jake 
Sent: Fri Oct 07:10:58 2009 
Subj ect You saw the line the rutenberg story? buried the story page A25. have also complained the pool chair network 
since this supposed off the record dealings and they are using cbs like prop 

"In sign discomfort with the White House stance, Fox's television news competitors 
refused along with Treasury Department effort Tuesday exclude Fox from round interviews with the executive pay czar Kenneth Feinberg that was conducted with 
'pool camera crew shared all the networks 

Williams, Andrew 
To: Siewert, Jake; Williams, Andrew; Lecompte, Jenni 
Subject: RE: you know about fox telllng rutenberg about feinberg not Initially doing fox? 

Sounds good--brett baier just did stupid piece it---but lunatic 
-----Original Message----From: Siewert, Jake [mailto:Jake.Siewert@do.treas.gov) Sent Thursday, October 22, 2009 6:51 To: Psaki, Jennifer R.; Andrew.Williams@do.treas.gov; Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov Subject: RE: you know about fox telling rutenberg about feinberg not initially doing fox? 
Just spoke with Major and gave him some background. seems relatively calm. 
-----Original Message----
From: Psaki, Jennifer 
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 6:50 
To: Siewert, Jake; Williams, Andrew; Lecompte, Jenni 
Subject: RE: you know about fox telling rutenberg about feinberg not initially doing fox? 

Fortunately Jim doesn't seem focused this all--Pfeiffer spoke with him last and 
didn't ask about and his piece broad about Fox general. Jake did just ask about 
this probably because Major tried rile him up--and basically told him below background walk him back. Also trying track down major 

-----Original Message----From: Siewert, Jake [mailto:Jake.Siewert@do.treas.gov] 
Sent Thursday, October 22, 2009 6:39 
To: Psaki, Jennifer R.; Andrew.Williams@do.treas.gov; Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov 
Subject: RE: you know about fox telling rutenberg about feinberg not initially doing fox? 

Couple facts 

Fox network never requested interview with Feinberg today originally had short window and only planned the nets (who had all made requests.) 
After got little more time and broadened the list out, specifically called Fox our own initiative and asked they wanted interview and would able come. 
The (Anita Dunn but won't name her unless she wants) specifically told Treasury that doing interview with Fox was fine with her. 
Anything add Jenni? 
Jake 
-----Original Message----Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 6:00 To: Siewert, Jake; Williams, Andrew; Lecompte, Jenni Subject: RE: you know about fox telling rutenberg about feinberg not initially doing fox? 

Major raised the issue that they weren't included initially and was only the pool chair that helped them get and then cut down {which they told Rutenberg--or someone did). told him was making something out tight schedule that had nothing with anything. Will get better sense whether writing--they are clearly trying get all sides whipped and don't think big deal just wanted make sure you were aware-
-----Original Message----From: Jake.Siewert@do.treas.gov [mailto:Jake.Siewert@do.treas.gov] Sent Thursday, October 22, 2009 5:13 To: Psaki, Jennifer R.; Andrew.Williams@do.treas.govj Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov Subject: Re: you know about fox telling rutenberg about feinberg not initially doing fox? told Major was non issue. And that the was fine with including them (in the end. Anita specifically told she was ok. you get the sense that Jim's writing it, make sure calls me. 
Thanks 

-----Original Message 

(h) ((i) 
From: Psaki, Jennifer 
To: Siewert, Jake; Williams, Andrew; Lecompte, Jenni 
Sent Thu Oct 17:12 :00 2009 
Subject: you know about fox telling rutenberg about feinberg not initially doing fox? would guess yes-but major just came here and talked about just wanted make sure you were touch with him 

Buford, 

From: Wiiiiams, Andrew Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 10:59 To: Lecompte, Jenni; Siewert, Jake Cc: Buford, Molly Subject: RE: NBC interview Feinberg can't reach Kim, I'm board with your plan. 
-----Original Message----From: Lecompte, Jenni Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 10:51 To: Williams, Andrew; Siewert, Jake Buford, Molly Subject: RE: NBC interview Feinberg can try but need lock this ASAP you want talk Kim? 
And have you talked Feinberg about this plan? 
Ken has Lehrer pm, yes? 

-----original Message----
From: Williams, Andrew 
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 10:49 
To: Lecompte, Jenni; Siewert, Jake 
Cc: Buford, Molly 
Subject: RE: NBC interview Feinberg 

Can see Kim can push meetings until later the day fit CNN and Bloomberg? 

-----Original Message----
From: Lecompte Jenni 
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 10:45 
To: Siewert, Jake Williams Andrew; Buford Molly 
Subject: RE: NBC interview Feinberg everyone board with the below. are going get screamed want make sure have unified front 
-----Original Message----From: Siewert, Jake Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 10:39 To: Lecompte, Jenni Cc: Williams, Andrew; Buford, Molly Subject Re: NBC interview Feinberg haven't agreed anything. Should just what can fit in. ok. 
-----Original Message 
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From: Lecompte, Jenni To: Siewert, Jake Cc: Williams, Andrew; Buford, Molly Sent: Thu Oct 10:33:51 2009 Subject: FW: NBC interview Feinberg What have agreed to? just spoke Dag --can talk? 
Our recommendation for the minutes NBC, CBS and ABC, embargoed for 630 for evening 
news Plus NPR had more time, could more But this most realistic offer them minutes 
They will each 
Plus transition, more not feasible 

Pool camera, shared crew, equipment and transmission shot. Feinberg seated throughout 
Talent must the room 

Good? 

-----Original Message----From: Guthrie, Savannah (NBC Universal) [mailto: 
(b) (6) 
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 10:32 
To: Lecompte, Jenni 

cc: Capra, Tony (NBC Universal) Subject NBC interview Feinberg Jenni! linking you via email with Tony Capra, who will coordinate behalf NBC for the interview with Feinberg. Jake told get touch Thank you! 
Savannah Guthrie 
White House Correspondent NBC News Fine me. 

Buford,  
From:  Siewert, Jake  
Sent:  Thursday, October 22, 2009 12:45  
To:  Buford, Molly; Lecompte, Jenni; Williams, Andrew; Reilly, Meg  
Subject:  RE: Briefing  

-----Original Message----From: Buford, Molly Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 12:44 To: Lecompte, Jenni; Williams, Andrew; Reilly, Meg; Siewert, Jake Subject: Briefing think need end the pen and pad minutes order fit NPR and the interviews add Fox we'll have end min. this ok? 
Schedule propose: 30-2:20 2:25-2:31 NPR 
2:35 -2: Bfg/move from media Grant room/get mic 2:45-3:45 Nets plus CNN and Bloomberg 

From: Reilly, Meg Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 4:35 To: 'Joe Kerry' Subject: RE: Presidential Coins Joe,, 
This question for the U.S. Mint 202 354-7222 
Sorry couldn more helpful 
Best, 
Meg 

-----original Message----

From Joe Kerry 
Sent Thursday, October Reilly, Meg 
Subject Presidential Coins 
Dear Meg,, writing you with Fox News for the Glenn Beck Program. are trying debunk the story that the Treasury trying force God off our coinage know that 2007, the phrase "In God Trust" was moved the side the Presidential Coins, where some them, the edge inscriptions were missing the result minting error Would you able tell how many coins went out with this error, and were there any efforts recollect the defective coins after they began circulation? Any information you could give would extremely useful well anyone whom you could direct attention contacting the wrong person 
Thanks for your time 
Best regards, Joe 
Joseph Kerry Glenn Beck Program Fox News Channel Senior Counsel/Producer Director Research and Policy Analysis Twitter gb_joe 

Gudmundson, Erika 
Spinato, Eric (b) (6) Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 1:21 To: Gudmundson, Erika 
From: 
Subject: RE: interview request 
Thank you for getting back me. Eric 
ERIC SPINATO* FOX BUSINESS NETWORK-FOX NEWS CHANNEL NEW YORK 

-----Original Message----From: Erika.Gudmundson@do.treas.gov [mailto:Erika.Gudmundson@do.treas.gov] Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 :20 To: Spinato, Eric Subject: RE: interview request 
Eric, 
Thanks for the opportunity. Unfortunately, the Secretary will unable participate. 
Thanks, Erika 
-----Original Message----From Adams, Marti Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 11:35 To: 'Spinato, Eric' Cc: Gudmundson, Erika Subject: RE: interview request 
Looping Erika Gudmundson who manages the Secretary press time. 
Thanks. 
-----Original Message----From: Spinato, Eric [mailto:eric.spinato@FOXNEWS.COM] Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 :13 To: Adams Marti Subject interview request 
Dear Marti, would like request taped interview with Secretary Treasury, Timothy Geithner, appear Governor Mike Huckabee weekend program, Huckabee, the FOX News Channel. would like discuss our economy recovery plans, bailouts, executive compensation and anything else believes important discuss with Governor Huckabee. would taped interview, ten minutes, Saturday, between 2:15pm -3:30pm ET. possible, would great have Sec. Geithner join the Governor on-set, here NYC. his schedule does not allow this, would open taping him via satellite. have over four million viewers The Show taped front live audience. airs Saturday Spm and Sunday Bpm llpm ET. I'm open any dates between now and November. look forward hearing fro you soon. Cordially, 

Eric 
(b) (6) 

Gudmundson, Erika 
Subject: Re: interview request rushJ but hope the Secretary and others seriously considers speaking the GovernorJ 
and his huge audience. 
Thank you againJ 
Eric 

-----Original Message 
From: Erika.Gudmundson@do.treas.gov  Spinato, Eric 
Sent: Fri Oct 18:06:26 2009 
Subject: RE: interview request 

I'm checking back this now. Thanks Erika 

-----Original Message----
From: Spinato, Eric [mailto: 
Sent: Friday, October 16, 
To: Gudmundson, Erika 
Subject: RE: interview request 

ErikaJ 

Hope you are well. 

I'm watching Sec. Geithner CNBC. very good. able speak with Governor Huckabee any day next week Saturday; the day tape 
the show 2:15pm? have over million viewers 

Thank you, 
Eric  .'. I..  I.., .t.  
(b) (6) 

-----Original Message----From: Erika.Gudmundson@do.treas.gov [mailto:Erika.Gudmundson@do.treas.gov] Sent: TuesdayJ October 13, 2009 5:25 To: Spinato, Eric Subject: RE: interview request Eric, Thanks for the opportunity. will check about this and let you know soon hear back. Thanks, Erika 

-----Original Message----From Adams Marti Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 11:35 To: 'Spinato, Eric' Cc: Gudmundson, Erika Subject interview request 
Looping Erika Gudmundson who manages the Secretary's press time. 
Thanks 
-----Original Message----From: Spinato, Eric [mailto: (b) (6) Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 11:13 To: Adams, Marti Subject: interview request 

Dear Marti, would like request taped interview with Secretary Treasury, Timothy Geithner, appear Governor Mike Huckabee weekend program, Huckabee, the FOX News Channel. would like discuss our economy recovery plans, bailouts, executive compensation and 
anything else believes important discuss with Governor Huckabee. would taped interview, ten minutes, Saturday, between 2:15pm -3:30pm ET. possible, would great have Sec. Geithner join the Governor on-set, here NYC. his schedule does not allow this, would open taping him via satellite. have over four million viewers. The Show taped front live audience. airs Saturday 8pm and Sunday 8pm llpm ET. 
I'm open any dates between now and November. look forward hearing from you soon. 
Cordially, 

Eric 

ERIC SPINATO* FOX BUSINESS NETWORK-FOX NEWS CHANNEL NEW YORK 

Sent Monday, October 2009 :13 Adams Marti Subject interview request 
Dear Marti, would like request taped interview with Secretary Treasury, Timothy Geithner, appear Governor Mike Huckabee weekend program, Huckabee, the FOX News Channel would like discuss our economy recovery plans, bailouts, executive compensation and anything else believes important discuss with Governor Huckabee. would taped interview, ten minutes, Saturday between 1Spm -3: 30pm possible, would great have Sec. Geithner join the Governor on-set, here NYC. his schedule does not allow this, would open taping him via satellite. have over four million viewers The Show taped front live audience airs Saturday 8pm and Sunday Spm llpm 

I'm open any dates between now and November. look forward hearing from you soon 
cordially, Eric 

Gudmundson, Erika 

lnteiview requestSubject: 
Follow Flag: Follow Flag Status: Completed 
Dear Andrew, would like place another interview request with Mr. ken Feinberg speak with Neil Cavuto, his 4pm FOX News Channel program, "Your World," 6pm ET, "Cavuto, which airs the FOX Business Network (re-runs 9pm will discuss Mr. Feinberg's testimony being given today, the House Oversight hearing: Executive Compensation How Much Too Much? have good relationship with Mr. Feinberg, have worked together many stories compensation, for the victims and families 9-11. 
For the past two months, Mr. Feinberg has expressed via phone and emails, would delighted speak with Neil, once announces his plans executive compensation for companies receiving TARP funds; which did last week. Mr. Feinberg can't speak live with Neil today, please tell which date and time will accommodate his schedule. look forward hearing from you today 
Cordially, Eric 

Gudmundson, Erika 

From: 	Lecompte, Jenni 
Sent: 	Thursday, October 22, 2009 :49 
To: 	Gudmundson, Erika 
Cc: 	Haq, Nayyera 
Subject: 	FW: TODAY: MEDIA BRIEFING EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION DETERMINATIONS FOR TOP TARP RECIPIENTS 
Attachments: 	imageOO 1.jpg; -WRDOOO.jpg 
Follow Flag: Follow Flag Status: Flagged 
Please resubmit 

Major the gate and not cleared 
-----Original Message----
From: Garrett, Major [mailto 
(b) (6) Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 11:56 
To: Lecompte, Jenni 
Cc: Anderson, Frances 
Subject: RE: TODAY: MEDIA BRIEFING EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION DETERMINATIONS FOR TOP TARP RECIPIENTS 
Thanks guys  sorry late the party 

See you 1:30 p.m. Pennsylvania Avenue entrance? 
From: Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov [mailto:Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov] Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 11:51 To: Garrett, Major Cc: Frances.Anderson@do.treas.gov Subject: FW: TODAY: MEDIA BRIEFING EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION DETERMINATIONS FOR TOP TARP RECIPIENTS 
Major: Frances, CCed here, can clear you for 130 -thanks 

U.S. Treasury Department Office Public Affairs 

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY: October 22, 2009 CONTACT Treasury Public Affairs (202) 622-2960 TODAY: MEDIA BRIEFING EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION DETERMINATIONS FOR TOP TARP RECIPIENTS WASHINGTON -Today 1:30 EST, Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation Kenneth Feinberg will host media briefing release the decisions made compensation packages for the top executives firms that received exceptional TARP assistance. Under the Emergency Economic and Stabilization Act (EESA) amended 2009, the Special Master has mandate review all forms compensation for senior executive officers and the next most highly compensated employees the seven firms that received exceptional TARP assistance (AIG, Citigroup, Bank America, Chrysler, GM, GMAC and Chrysler Financial) Those determinations will released under embargo the briefing and Feinberg will take questions from the media 

WHO  Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation  
WHAT  Pen  and  Pad  briefing  compensation packages for top executives  
WHEN  Thursday, October 22,  2009 EST  
WHERE  U.S.  Department the Treasury  

1500 Pennsylvania Ave Washington, 
For media without Treasury press credentials planning attend, contact Frances Anderson Treasury's Office Public Affairs 

information: name, media outlet, Social Security number and date birth. Please limit participation one member from each media organization. 
PLEASE NOTE: This pen and pad briefing only cameras recording devices for broadcast purposes will allowed 

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From: Sicuranza, Daniela 

Sent: Thu rsday, October 22, 2009 
To: Gudmundson, Erika 
Subject: Re: Clearance Information for Fox producer 
Thanks. Agents said clearance still processing. I'm just waiting the lobby. 

Daniela Sicuranza White House Producer Fox News Channel 

Sent from blackberry 
-----Original Message ----From: Erika.Gudmundson@do.treas.gov  To: Sicuranza, Daniela; Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov  Sent: Thu Oct 14:15:11 2009 Subject: Re: Clearance Information for Fox producer you have any equipment? not the north entrance will fine. 15th and new york. 
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-----Original Message 
From: Sicuranza, Daniela To: Lecompte, Jenni Cc: Gudmundson, Erika Sent: Thu Oct 14:07:27 2009 Subject: Re: Clearance Information for Fox producer 

Which gate should to? 
Thanks 
Daniela Sicuranza White House Producer 

sent from blackberry 
-----Original Message ----From: Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov  To: Sicuranza, Daniela Cc: Erika.Gudmundson@do.treas.gov  Sent: Thu Oct 13:47:15 2009 Subject Clearance Information for Fox producer 
Thank you --Erika: please clear 

-----Original Message----From: Sicuranza, Daniela 
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 
2009 1:45 
To: Lecompte, Jenni 
Subject: Clearance Information for Fox producer Jenni will Major Garretts site producer this afternoon. Please find information below and let know you have any questions you haven't already told Major, please let know what time and which gate should meet for our escort inside. 
Thank you, Daniela 
Daniela Sicuranza White House Producer 

xllilll 

Gudmundson, Erika 
From: Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9:45 To: Gudmundson, Erika Subject: Re: Event tomorrow 

Ahhh. Gotcha. equipment. 
Thanks again! Have good night! 
-----Original Message ----From: Erika.Gudmundson@do.treas.gov  LevineJ Mike Sent: Wed Sep 21:43:11 2009 Subject: RE: Event torROrrow 
Great thanks was mainly asking see you had any equipment clear. Let know. 
Thanks againJ Erika 
-----Original Message----From: Levine, Mike [mailto: Sent Wednesday, September To: GudmundsonJ Erika Subject: Re: Event tomorrow 

I'm not part the pool, though may helping them out. I'm Fox News Channel's DOJ reporter. 
Here's info: 
Jeremy Levine 
thanks 

-----Original Message ----From: Erika.Gudmundson@do.treas.gov  To: Levine, Mike Sent: Wed Sep 21:34:03 2009 Subject Event tomorrow 
Mike 
Are you part the FOX Biz pool crew. are you print still reporter? 

Can you send your ssn, dob and full name? 
Thanks Erika 
-----Original Message----From: Levine, Mike Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 4:03 Gudmundson, Erika Subject: Event tomorrow Erika, This Mike Levine Fox News. Hope you're doing well. was told contact you 
want RSVP the event tomorrow Treasury. this email all you need? Thanks --Mike 
Mike Levine Justice Law Enforcement Producer 

Thank you, Daniela 
Daniela Sicuranza White House Producer 

**PLEASE NOTE NEW EMAIL ADDRESS 

Jenni 

From: Lecompte, Jenni Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 :09 To: 'Garrett, Major' Subject: RE: TODAY: MEDIA BRIEFING EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION DETERMINATIONS 
FOR TOP TARP RECIPIENTS 
Major: can you please call ASAP? 202-622-1996 are able offer Fox minutes with Feinberg round robin following the pen and pad. 
Will you the interview? 

-----Original Message----
From: Garrett, Major [mailto: 
(b) (6) 

Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 11:56 
To: Lecompte, Jenni Anderson, Frances 
Subject: RE: TODAY: MEDIA BRIEFING EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION DETERMINATIONS FOR TOP TARP 
RECIPIENTS 

Thanks guys .. sorry late the party 
Major Elliott Garrett 
(6) 
SSN 
See you 1:30 p.m. Pennsylvania Avenue entrance? 
From: Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov [mailto:Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov] sent Thursday, October 22, 2009 11: To: Garrett, Major Cc: Frances.Anderson@do.treas.gov Subject: FW: TODAY: MEDIA BRIEFING EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION DETERMINATIONS FOR TOP TARP RECIPIENTS 
Major: Frances, CCed here, can clear you for 130 -thanks 

U.S. Treasury Department Office Public Affairs 
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY: October 22, 2009 CONTACT: Treasury Public Affairs (202) 622-2960 
TODAY: MEDIA BRIEFING EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION DETERMINATIONS FOR TOP TARP RECIPIENTS WASHINGTON -Today 1:30 EST, Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation Kenneth Feinberg will host media briefing release the decisions made compensation packages for the top executives firms that received exceptional TARP assistance. Under the Emergency Economic and Stabilization Act (EESA) amended 2009, the Special Master has mandate review all forms compensation for senior executive officers and the next most highly compensated employees the seven firms that received exceptional TARP assistance (AIG, Citigroup, Bank America, Chrysler, GM, GMAC and Chrysler Financial). 

Those determinations will released under embargo the briefing and Feinberg n questions from the media. WHO Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation WHAT Pen and Pad briefing compensation packages for top executives WHEN Thursday, pctober 22, 2009 
1:30 EST WHERE: U.S. Department the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Ave Washington, 
For media without Treasury press credentials planning attend, contact Frances Anderson Treasury Office Public Affairs 

information name, media outlet, Social Security number and date birth Please limit participation one member from each media organization. 
PLEASE NOTE This pen and pad briefing only; cameras recording devices for broadcast purposes will allowed. 
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To: Lecompte, Jenni Subject: RE: Change Plans 
Great, let know which cables you add ... and, we'd prefer you skip Fox please. 
-----Original Message----From: Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov [mailto:Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov] Sent Thursday, October 22, 2009 :07 Vega, Dag Subject: RE: Change Plans 

Love thanks 
We're trying see can get more time today --moving Hill mtgs --or trying did Fox the mix, that issue? (understand you would not but do, that problem your end?) 

Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 11:02 To: Lecompte, Jenni Subject: Change Plans think you'll happy know that we're going pull back the idea having the econ team out this weekend Call and can explain 

Dag 

Jenni 

From: Vito, Andrea [Andrea.DeVlto@FOXNEWS.COM] Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 12:37 To: Lecompte, Jenni Subject: Re: Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace 
Thanks Jenni. We'll keep trying. 
Original Message ----From: Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov  Devito, Andrea Sent: Wed Oct 12:33:23 2009 Subject: RE: Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace 
Andrea Unfortunately Sunday for us, but are course happy continue this dialogue the weeks ahead. 
Best, Jenni 
-----Original Message----From: Lecompte, Jenni Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 11:38 To: 'DeVito, Andrea' Subject: RE: Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace 
Andrea: thanks for this invitation --and yes, agree that the QA session the Ideas Forum last Thursday went quite well think this weekend would tough for but let discuss with broader group internally tomorrow and come back you 
Best Jenni 
-----Original Message----From: DeVito, Andrea Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 4:09 To: Lecompte, Jenni Subject: Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace Jenni-hope you are doing well. Chris enjoyed his conversation with Secretaryt Geithner the Newseum last week. would like put request for him appear Fox News Sunday 9am discuss the state the economy. Thanks for considering our request. 

Jenni 
From: Vega, Dag 

Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 7:35 To: Lecompte, Jenni Subject: Re: Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace 
Hey Jenni, agree about cnn. But, don't have new intel about Sunday for you yet. Ill touch base 
the morning--after meetings. 

Dag 

-----Original Message ----From: Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov  Vega, Dag 
Sent: Tue Oct 19:30:26 2009 
Subject: FW: Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace 

We'd inclined CNN over Fox but are not pushing either this week. Just wanted check back and see where your focus for Sunday --any more intell after today? Many 
thanks/Jenni 

-----Original Message----
From Devito, Andrea 
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 
To: LeCompte, Jenni 
Subject: Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace Jenni-hope you are doing well. Chris enjoyed his conversation with Secretaryt Geithner 
the Newseum last week. would like put request for him appear Fox News Sunday 
this Sunday 9am discuss the state the economy. Thanks for considering our request. 

Jenni 

From: Lecompte, Jenni Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 To: 'Vega, Dag' Subject: RE: Early ask 

-----original Message-From Vega Sent Monday, October 05, To: Lecompte, Jenni Subject Early ask 

-----original Message----From: Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov [mailto:Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov] Sent Monday October 2009 Vega, Dag Subject: RE: Early ask 

-----Original Message-From: Vega, Sent Monday, October 05, Lecompte, Jenni Subject: RE: Early ask 

-----Original Message----From: Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov [mailto:Jenni.LeCompte@do.treas.gov] sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 3:34 To: Vega, Dag Subject: FW: Early ask 
What the early thinking for Sunday? 
-----Original Message----From: King, John 
Sent: Monday, October 05, To: Lecompte, Jenni 
Subject Early ask 
Happy monday 

How's this weekend look? Good time with all the economy focus 

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-----Original Message----From: Marti.Adams@do.treas.gov [mailto:Marti.Adams@do.treas.gov] Sent: Friday, October 02, 2009 2:56 Evansky, Ben Subject Fox News request Ben 're not doing anything camera, but please see below for guidance your questions. 
From Treasury spokesperson 
OFAC generally makes licensing determinations for agricultural and medical exports under the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act 2000 based the nature the goods being exported (including how those goods are classified for export control purposes), the end user, and the company seeking license. For transactions that are not covered this law, OFAC generally consults with other relevant government agencies, and considers all available information concerning any goods parties involved before making licensing determination 
Publicly releasable information about OFAC licenses available OFAC Website 

Certain prohibitions the Iran embargo apply foreign persons, while others apply only 
U.S. persons ("U.S. person" defined term the regulations implementing the sanctions, and includes foreign branches but not foreign subsidiaries). general, foreign subsidiaries U.S. companies would only subject the prohibitions that apply foreign persons. also worth noting, however, that the sanctions prohibit U.S. company from approving, financing, facilitating, guaranteeing transactions foreign subsidiary other affiliate where the transaction the foreign affiliate would prohibited engaged U.S. party. hope this helpful 
Thanks, Marti 
-----Original Message----From: Evansky, Ben [ma11to: Sent Friday, October 02, 2009 :11 

To: Adams, Marti Subject Fox News request 
Hi, 
I'm just checking regarding our request. also see Adam Szubin gave interview the WSJ today does that mean you are offering him up? 
Please let know what the status our request is? 
Thanks, 
Ben Evansky 

Ben Evansky 
Fox News Channel 
1211 Avenue the Americas 
New York, 

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-----Original Message----From: Marti.Adams@do.treas.gov [mailto:Marti.Adams@do.treas.gov] Sent Wednesday, September 23, 2009 10:52 Evansky, Ben Subject: RE: Fox News request 
Ben I'm terribly sorry for the severe delay getting back you Has the story already aired? not, I'm hoping have guidance for you later this afternoon. 
Thanks, Marti 
-----Original Message----From Evansky, Ben [mailto 
(b) (6) 

Sent Thursday, September 17, 2009 1:25 To: Adams, Marti Subject Fox News request 

Importance High 
Dear Marti, per our conversation yesterday here are few questions have concerning our story regard U.S. companies trading with Iran. 
What kinds checks are conducted companies wishing business Iran you think the checks are sufficient enough stop any dual use technology getting through? 

Does Treasury follow all goods through the final destination? 
Does Treasury investigate the end user? you have list U.S. companies that are actively trading with Iran? 
How many companies have been given waiver business with Iran 
Since 2006 have any U.S. companies been cited for violating sanctions 
Who are the violators what were the penalties and when were the companies cited? its legal for company foreign entity business with Iran would still like interview with somebody from OFAC our story please let know that going possible? 
Thank you for your time. 
Best 
Ben Evansky Fox News Channel 1211 Avenue the Americas New York, 

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Adams, Marti 
Subject: RE: Under Secretary Levey Written Testimony before the Senate Banking Committee 
Sure not problem. Thanks 
Ben Evansky Fox News Channel 1211 Avenue the Americas 

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-----Original Message----
From: Marti.Adams@do.treas.gov [mailto:Marti.Adams@do.treas.gov] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 12:56 
To: Evansky, Ben 
Subject: Re: Under Secretary Levey Written Testimony before the Senate Banking Committee 
Ben, Adam got pulled into meeting 1:30 and tied for the rest the day. 
Can this 4:30 with his senior advisor? Thanks 
-----Original Message ----
From: Adams, Marti 
To: 'Ben.Evansky@FOXNEWS.COM' 
Sent: Wed Oct 11:08:27 2009 
Subject: Re: 
Ok, we'll talk you soon. Thanks. 
-----Original Messa 

From: Evansky, Ben 
To: Adams, Marti 
Sent: Wed Oct 11:07:28 2009 
Subject: Re: Under Secretary Levey Written Testimony before the Senate Banking Committee 
Excellent 
David number 

Ben Evansky 
Producer 
1211 Avenue the Americas 

-----Original Message ----
From: Marti.Adams@do.treas.gov  
To: Evansky, Ben 
Sent: Wed Oct 11:04:47 2009 
Subject: Re: Under Secretary Levey Written Testimony before the Senate Banking Committee 

No, with Adam Szubin. the Director OFAC. He's the best resource for answering your questions can call you, just let know the best number dial. Thanks 
-----Original Mess 
From: Evansky. Ben Adams Marti 

Sent: Wed Oct 11:04:02 2009 
Subject: Re: Under Secretary Levey Written Testimony before the Senate Banking Committee 
Great, Mr. Levey? What number should call? 
Ben Evansky 
Producer 
1211 Avenue the Americas 

-----Original Message ----
From: Marti.Adams@do.treas.gov  
To: Evansky, Ben 
Sent: Wed Oct 10:58:14 2009 
Subject: Re: Under Secretary Levey Written Testimony before the Senate Banking Committee have minutes with him for call background 1:30. 
-----Original Mess 
From: Evansky, Ben Adams Marti 

Sent: Wed Oct 10:22:07 2009 
Subject: RE: Under Secretary Levey Written Testimony before the Senate Banking Committee 
Great, thanks 
Ben Evansky 
Fox News Channel 
1211 Avenue the Americas 

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-----Original Message----
From: Marti.Adams@do.treas.gov [mailto:Marti.Adams@do.treas.gov] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 10:21 
To: Evansky, Ben 
Subject: Re: Under Secretary Levey Written Testimony before the Senate Banking Committee think can something this afternoon. I'll get back you with time asap. -----Original Message ----

From: Evansky, Ben Adams Marti 
Sent: Wed Oct 10:02:07 2009 
Subject: RE: Under Secretary Levey Written Testimony before the Senate Banking Committee 

Hi, you have update our proposed background telephone briefing today? 
Also can you tell how many open investigations are ongoing concerning Iran OFAC? Daniel 
Hill testified yesterday's Senate Banking hearing that BIS had 235 open cases concerning 
Iran 
Thanks, 
Ben 

Ben Evansky 
Fox News Channel 
1211 Avenue the Americas 

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From: Marti.Adams@do.treas.gov [mailto:Marti.Adams@do.treas.gov] Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 10:33 Evansky, Ben Subject: Fw: Under Secretary Levey Written Testimony before the Senate Banking Committee 
From: Gudmundson, Erika To: Adams, Marti; Clark, Christine Sent: Tue Oct 10:31:46 2009 Subject: Under Secretary Levey Written Testimony before the Senate Banking Committee 
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U.S. Treasury Department Office Public Affairs 

EMBARGOED FOR DELIVERY: October 2009 
CONTACT: Marti Adams (202) 6222960 
Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Stuart Levey 
Written Testimony Senate Committee Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Minimizing Potential Threats from Iran Administration Perspectives Economic Sanctions and Other United States Policy Options 
Chairman Dodd, Ranking Member Shelby and other distinguished members the Committee, thank you for this opportunity update you our efforts involving Iran welcome the Committee's ongoing focus this important issue, and, more broadly, your continued support for our efforts protect the integrity the international financial system. 

Less than week ago, the five permanent members the Security Council and Germany -the PS+l -met with Iran Geneva. the President said, that meeting was constructive beginning our dialogue, but much work remains done. was clear that, "[i}f Iran does not take steps the near future live its obligations, then the United States will not continue negotiate indefinitely, and are prepared move towards increased pressure." Deputy Secretary State James Steinberg has outlined the Committee our overall two-track strategy toward Iran, focused both engagement and clear consequences Iran declines take concrete steps 
Even the Administration focuses diplomacy, have also been working with our colleagues across the U.S. government develop strategy for imposing substantial costs the government Iran the President determines that what needed affect Iranian policies 
The plan are developing comprehensive. takes into account that single sanction "silver bullet" -we will need impose measures simultaneously many different forms order effective. also takes into account Iran's potential vulnerabilities and those activities that have the greatest influence Iran decisionmakers consider various measures, are particularly mindful potential unintended consequences the people Iran, and the internal dynamic now playing out that country. 
Because financial measures are most effective when imposed part broad-based effort with the support the largest possible international coalition, are working closely with our allies put together this strategy. believe that consulting with them closely and pursuing engagement genuinely have better chance generate the coalition will need dialogue does not lead demonstrated progress. should realistic about the ability sanctions achieve our political and security objectives with Iran. If, however, accurately target the key vulnerabilities and fissures Iran and then implement our plan with broad coalition governments and key private sector actors, can least demonstrte the Iranian government that there are serious costs any continued refusal cooperate with the international community. Although cannot describe the particulars our planning open hearing, would like explain some our thinking. 
Financial Measures 
Beginning 2006, developed and implemented strategy target Iran's illicit conduct took formal action against many the specific banks, government entities, companies, and people involved Iran's support for terrorism and its proliferation activities did using two powerful Executive Orders, E.O. 13382 and E.O. 13224, that allow designate proliferators weapons mass destruction, terrorists, and their supporters, freezing any assets they have under U.S. jurisdiction and preventing U.S. persons, wherever located, from doing business with them. have designated more than 100 entities and individuals supporting Iran's nuclear and missile enterprises, including the key organizations within Iran, scores their front companies, Iran's major banks that finance their conduct, and Iran's major shipping line, the Islamic Republic Iran Shipping Lines, that handles illicit shipments for these dangerous enterprises. have also acted against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the IRGC, and several its companies for proliferation, well the IRGC Qods Force for its role supporting terrorist organizations result the State Department's intensive diplomatic efforts, the Security Council 
resolutions Iran contain many the same designations have implemented here the United States. The European Union and Australia have gone beyond implementing the Security Council's list, joining other designations, such that Iran's Bank Melli. These actions are particularly powerful that they give opportunity explain publicly our reasons for acting, thereby exposing the illicit conduct those have designated 

Importantly, combined these government actions with unprecedented, high -level outreach scores banks, banking associations, and other private sector leaders around the world. discussed the risks doing business with Iran and shared information about Iran's illicit and deceptive practices result, the international private sector has amplified the impact government actions, banks and companies around the world have come understand that, they are dealing with Iran, nearly impossible protect themselves against
 
becoming entangled that country's illicit conduct. have seen firsthand that the financial measures applied the United States and the international community Iran since 2006 have had impact. this point, most the world major banks have cut off significantly scaled back their business with Iran because the reputational risks involved. Iran increasingly dependent ever shrinking number trade and finance facilitators Many foreign companies have pulled back from business deals with Iran, including investment Iran's energy sector. Iranian businessmen face greater inefficiencies, higher operating costs, and increased difficulty finding business partners and banks provide them with financing. 
Iran foreign borrowing has sharply declined since 2006, significant change from 2002 2005, when foreign credit growth Iran outpaced that the wider Middle East. External credit Iran fell percent between September 2006 and September 2008, stark contrast the percent rise external credit the Middle East region during the same period. And, the extent that Iranian firms have been able replace lost credit with domestic credit, they are likely doing much higher cost 
Iran's Economic Vulnerabilities 
The Iranian government mismanagement the Iranian economy, its increasingly corrupt business practices, its ongoing threatening and deceptive conduct, and its handling the recent elections have fostered dissatisfaction, divisions and discord within Iran and have made Iran even less attractive business partner. 
Some experts estimate Iran's unemployment rate well over percent, with lack jobs disproportionately affecting the young -three out four unemployed Iranians are under 
30. Inflation remains high about percent. The banking sector unhealthy and reliant government support. Iran ranked l37th out 183 countries the World Bank's Doing Business report, terms ease doing business, and 165th terms protecting investors And, result the Iranian government economic mismanagement and its selfisolating conduct, foreign investment Iran has declined All this results decreased opportunities for the people Iran. 
The Iranian government reliance corruption and nepotism business further limits opportunities for all Iranians. The Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2008 ranked Iran 141st out the 180 countries The Iranian government has increasingly awarded no-bid government contracts companies associated with the IRGC group that counts Iranian President Ahmadinejad and many senior government officials former members These companies, some which have been designated the United States and the Security Council for their role Iran's illicit missile program, operate under names that obscure their IRGC affiliation, many unwitting non-Iranians are fact doing business with the IRGC the name "privatization," the IRGC has taken over broad swaths the Iranian economy. 
Former IRGC members Iranian ministries have directed millions dollars government contracts the IRGC for myriad projects, including developing the South Pars gas field, managing the Imam Khomeini International Airport Tehran, and expanding Tehran's metro system. Furthermore, the IRGC seeks monopolize black-market trade popular items, funneling the proceeds from these transactions through patronage system and using them help subsidize the government support for terrorist groups 

There broad acknowledgment that the Iranian government engages range deceptive financial and commercial conduct order obscure its development nuclear and missile programs and facilitate its support for terrorism. International understanding these practices -underscored the Security Council resolutions Iran and six warnings issued the Financial Action Task Force about the risks Iran poses the financial system 
-has been brought about part our efforts share information about Iran deception with governments and the private sector around the world. 
These deceptive practices taint all Iranian business because they make difficult determine whether any Iranian transaction licit. Iranian banks request that their names removed from transactions that their involvement cannot detected; the government uses front companies and intermediaries engage ostensibly innocent commercial business obtain prohibited dual-use goods; and Iran's shipping line, the Islamic Republic Iran Shipping LinesJ IRISL, repeatedly manipulates bills lading shield prohibited cargo from scrutiny. greater extent than ever, private companies across industries are now alert these kinds risks Banks worldwide have been repeatedly warned regulatory and standardsetting bodies regard Iranian transactions with caution. Traders and shippers know that transactions with innocent-sounding Iranian counterparts can expose them risk -both reputational and legal. Energy companies have put Iranian investments indefinite hold, cautious the political risk investing too heavily Iran And exporters sensitive and dual-use technologies know that supplying Iran can lead severe sanctions and even prosecution. Across the board, then, transactions with Iran are already handled differently than transactions with any other country -except perhaps for North Korea -engendering either heightened suspicion outright refusal engage them. Finally, the vulnerabilities Iran could compounded the internal fractures resulting from Iran's elections 2009. Secretary Defense Gates recently stated: "It's clear the aftermath the election that there are some fairly deep fissures Iranian society and politics and -and probably even the leadership  [T]his one the reasons why 
think additional and especially severe economic sanctions could have some real impact 
[W]e know that the sanctions that have already been placed the country have had impact 
United Coalition Necessary Exploit Iran Economic Vulnerabilities 
This Administration has demonstrated that committed diplomatic resolution the international community's issues with Iran. The world now united looking Iran for response. Iran does not live its obligations this process, alone will bear the responsibility for that outcome 
Under these circumstances, the United States would obliged turn strengthened sanctions are intensifying work with our allies and other partners ensure that, must down this path, will with much international support possible. For the less united are applying pressure, the greater the risk our measures will not have the impact seek. This challenge will difficult, but not impossible. Over the past three years, the U.N. Security Council has adopted three unanimous Chapter VII resolutions against Iran. Those resolutions now represent the baseline. Iran chooses defy the international community yet again, and not live its obligations, these resolutions well other steps taken date have laid the groundwork for concerted and meaningful international response. 
Conclusion 

Adams, Marti 
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Ok, thanks. 
Ben Evansky Producer 1211 Avenue the Americas 

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Thanks again for setting today's background briefing, was very helpful. Best, 

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