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United States Department State
lashingt011, D.C.
20520
July 29, 2016
Case No.: F-2016-01402
Segment: S/ES-001
Michael Bekesha
425 Third Street, S.W.
Suite 800
Washington, 20024
Dear Mr. Bekesha: response your clients request dated February 2016, under the Freedom
Information Act (the FOIA), U.S.C. 552, initiated searches the
following Department State records systems: the Office the Executive
Secretariat, the Office the Legal Adviser, and the Bureau Administration.
The search the Executive Secretarial has been completed and the reviews four
documents have been completed. All may released full. will keep you informed your case progresses. you have any questions,
please contact Federal Programs Attorney James Bickford (202) 305-7632.
Please refer the associated case number, F-2016-01402, and the civil action
number, :16-cv-00574, all communication regarding this case.
Sincerely,
~.:~Dirt;
Office Information Programs and Services
Enclosures: stated
The Freedom Information Act USC 552)
FOIA Exemptions
(b)(1)
Withholding specifically authorized under Executive Order the interest national
defense foreign policy, and properly classified. E.O. 12958, amended, includes
the following classification categories:
1.4(a)
1.4(b)
1.4(c)
1.4(d)
1.4(e)
Military plans, systems, operations
Foreign government information
Intelligence activities, sources methods, cryptology
Foreign relations foreign activities the US, including confidential sources
Scientific, technological, economic matters relating national security,
including defense against transnational terrorism
1.4(f) U.S. Government programs for safeguarding nuclear materials facilities
1.4(g) Vulnerabilities capabilities systems, installations, infrastructures, projects,
plans, protection services relating national security, including defense
against transnational terrorism
1.4(h) Information 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: MEX
CIA
EXPORT
FSA
INA
IRAN
(b)(4)
(b)(5)
Arms Export Control Act, USC 2778(e)
Central Intelligence Agency Act 1949, USC 403(9)
Export Administration Act 1979, App. USC 2411(c)(1)
Foreign Service Act 1980, USC 4003 4004
Immigration and Nationality Act. USC 1202(f)
Iran Claims Settlement Act, Sec 505, USC 1701, note
Privileged/confidential trade secrets, commercial financial information from person
lnteragency intra agency communications forming part the deliberative process,
privilege, attorney work product
attorney~lient
(b)(6)
Information that would constitute clearly unwarranted invasion personal privacy
(b)(7)
Information compiled for law enforcement purposes that would;
(A) interfere with enforcement proceedings
(Bf deprive person fair trial
(C) constitute unwarranted invasion personal privacy
(D) disclose confidential sources
(E) disclose investigation techniques
(F) endanger life physical safety individual
(b)(8)
Prepared for government agency regulating supervising financial institutions
(b)(9)
Geological and geophysical information and data, including maps, concerning wells
Other Grounds for Withholding
Material not responsive FOIA request, excised with the agreement the requester
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-01402 Doc No. C06071662 Date: 0712812016
(RELEASE FULtJ
Subject:
Location:
Conf. Call CREW FOIA Request
Start:
Mon 1/7/2013 11:00
Mon 1{7/2013 12:00
End:
Show Time As:
Call Tentative
REVIEW AUTHORITY: Barbara
Nielsen, Senior Reviewer
Recurrence:
(none)
Meeting Status:
Not yet responded
Organizer:
Required Attendees:
Walter, Sheryl
Finnegan, Kareri Samuelson, Heather Walter, Sheryl
When: Monday.January 07, 2013 11:00 AM-12:00 (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US Canada) Updated for 2007.
Where: Call
Note: The GMT offset above does not reflect daylight saving time adjustments.
Sheryl can reached (202) 632-2071. Please let know this time doesnt work for you.
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-01402 Doc No. C06071662 Date: 07/28/2016
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-01402 Doc No. C06071670 Date: 07/28/2016
Mills, Cheryl
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 7:15
JohnSon, Brock
Re: Significant FOIA Report
From:
Sent:
To:
Subject:
(RELEASE FULL
Thanks
From: Johnson, Brock
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 05:39
REVIEW AUTHORITY: Barbara
Nielsen, Senior Reviewer
To: Mills, Cheryl
Subject: FW: Significant FOIA Report
FYI the attached FOIA request from:
Anne Weismann Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics Washington (CREW)
requesting records sufficient show the number of.email accounts associated with
Secretary Hillary Rodhain Clinton, and the extent which those email accounts are
identifiable those associated with Secretary Clinton.
From: JPS-STAFF-Assistants
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:11
To: Larkins, Neal
Cc: Johnson, Brock Anney, Oarence Walter, Sheryl Reid, Rosemal-y Staff Collective; Wasser, Jonathon
Stein, Eric Davis, Jonathan Smilansky, Gene
Subject: Significant FOIA Report
Importance: High
All:
Attached the Significant FOIA Report for this week. Please contact you have any questions.
Thank you,
Olivia Woods
Staff Assistant the Director
U.S. Department State
Office Information Programs and Services
A/GIS/IPS
(202) 663-1012 Room S081
Our Mission meet the needs our customer5 and the United States Government
This email UNCLASSIFIED.
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-01402 Doc No. C06071670 Date:.07/28/2016
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-01402 Doc No. C06071670 Date: 07/2812016
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-01402 Doc No. C06071670 Date: 07/2812016
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-01402 Doc No. C06071674 Date: 07/28/2016
RELEASE FULL)
CREWI
citizens for responsibility
and ethics i.Q wll$hlngton
1400 E}O S10et N.W., Suit< 450
w.;hingron; n.c 2000s
Phone: 202-408-5565
Fax: 202 588-5020
REVIEW AUTHORITY:
Barbara Nielsen,
.senior Reviewer
PAC.SIMILE Tir:ANSMITTAL sHBRT
TO.
FOIA OffJCtr, Office Inlonnaaon
AfW Weismamr
Programs and SeMC.s
OOMPAIY:
us. D.p:u:anent Si:ii2
DATE:
DECEMii.ER 2012
R.E.CIPLSNTS FAX Ni.JMBEP.l
PAGE!OF 202 261-8579
RECIPJ.ENTS PHONE. NUMBER:
NOTBS/COMMBNTS1
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-01402 Doc No. C06071674 Date: 07/28/2016
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-01402 Doc No. C06071676 Date: 07/28/2016
CREVT
citize:ns.for. respon~ibility
and ethics washington
December 2012 facsimile: 202-261-8579
RELEASE FULL!
Office Information Programs and Services
A/ISSllPSIRL
U.S. Department State, SA-2
Washington, D.C. 20522-8100
REVIEW AUTHORITY: Barbara Nielsen,
Senior Reviewer
Ro: Freedom Information Act Request
Dear FOIA Officer:
Pursuant the Freedom lnfonnation Act (FOIA), U.S.C. 552 seq., and U.S.
Depamnent State (State) regulations, CF.R. 171, CitiuDs for Responsibility and Ethics in.
Was~n (CREW) requests records sufficient show the number email accounts
associated with Secretary Hilary Rodham. Clinton, and the extent which tbo email aca>untS
are identifiable those associated with Secretary Clinton. identifiable mean the
eXtent which the email account ~ame that would permit the public identify
account the secretary. Please note CREW does not seek the full email address(es) the
extent that would include any exempt infOrmation.
Please seucb. for responsive records regardless format, medium, physical
charaaeristics. Where possible, pl8t produce records electr0Dically, PDF TIF format RQM. seek records any kind, including electronic reco~ds. audiotapes. videotapes,
!ind pho!Ql!!phs. your position that any poi:tion the requested records exempt from disclosure,
CREW requests that you provide with index those documents required undeJ Va.14ghn Rosen, 484 F.2d 820 (D.C. Cir. 1973)0cu1. denied, 415 U:S. 977 {1972). you are ware,
Vaughn index must describe each document claimed exempt. With sufficient speciticity
permit reasoned judgment whether the material actually exempt under FOlA.
Founding Church ofScientology Bell, 603 F.2d 945, 949 (D.C. Cir. 1979). Moreover,the
Vaughn index must describe.each document portion thereof withheld, and for each
withholding must discuss the consequences of:suppiying the sought-after infonnation. King
U.S. Dep ofJustice, 830 F.2d ilO, 223-24 (D.C. Cir. 1987) (emphasis added). Further, the
withholding agency must supply relatively detailed justification, specifically identifying the
reasons why particular exemption relevant and eorrel!ting those claims with the particular
pn withheld document which they apply. Id. 224 (citingM1111d Data Centra.1 U.S.
Dep ofthe Air Force, 566 F.2d 242, 251 (D.C. Cir. 1977)).
1400 Eye S1reet N.W., Suite 450, Washington. D.C. 20005
202.408.5565 phone
202.588.5020 fax
www.eitizensforelttics.org
.......
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-01402 Doc No. C06071676 Date: 07/28/2016
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-01402 Doc No. C06071676 Date: 07/28/2016
FO!A Officer
Deoember 2012 the event that some ponioos oftbe requested records are properly exempt from disclosure, please disclose any reasonably segregable non-exempt portions the requested
records. See U.S.C. SS2(b). your position that document contains non-exempt
segments, but that those non-exempt segments are dispersed throughout the document
make segregation impossible, please state what ponion the document non-exempt, and bow
the material dispersed throughout the document. Mead Data Cenrral, 566 P.2d 261. Qaims nonscgregabillty musl made wirh rhe same degree detail required for claims
exemptions Vaughn index. request denied whole, please state specifically that
not reasonable segregate portions the record for release.
Finally, CREW welcomes the opportunity discuss with you whether and the extent
which this rcqu~t can narrowed modified better enable DOJ process within the
FO!As deedlines. Toward that end, please feel free tl> contact 202-408-5565
awe1smann@l; r Jackson established alias email accounts COJ1duct official ~ent business,
including account under rhe name Richard Windson, which not publicly attributable
her. See Brendan Sasso, House Regubljcans OllCStion EPA Over Secret EmaU Accounts. The
HUI, November 17, 201:i (attached Exhibit A). Apparently this practice alias accouois
dates back fomier EPA Administrator CaroJ Browner. Through this FO;IA. CREW seeks
learn how widespread this practice is, and evaluate the extent which has led under
inclusive responses FOIA, discovery, and congressional requests, and failure preserye
reccrds
that complies with the Federal. Records Act.
war
CREW non-profit corporation, organized under section S0l(c)(3) the Internal
Revenue Code. CREW committed protecting the publics right aware the activities government officials and ensuring the integrity those officials ..CREW dedicated
empowering citizens have influential voice ii1 government decisioits and the government
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-01402 Doc No. C06071676 Date: 07/28/2016
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-01402 Doc No. C06071676 Date: 07/28/2016
FOIA Officer
December 2012
decision-making procw. CREW uses combination research, litigation, and advocacy
advance its mission. The release information garnered through this request not CREWs
financial interest. addition, Q{EW will disseminate any documents acquires from this
requcsl the public through www.scrj~d.com and CREWs website, which also contains links thousands pages documents CREW acquired from multiple FOIA requests. See
www.cjtizensforethics.org. CREWs website incJudcs docwnents relating CREWS FOIA
litigation, Internal Revenue complaints, and Federal Election Commission complaints.
Under these circumstances, CREW satisfies fully the criteria for a.fee waiver.
News Media Fee Waiver RegueSt
CREW also asks that.it npt charged search review fees for this request because
CREW qualifies representative the news media pursuant the FOIA. Nat/ Sec.
Arc/rive if.S. Dept ofDefense, 880 F.2d 1381, !386 (D.C. Cir. 1989), the Court Appeals for
the District Columbia Circuit found the National Security Archive was representative the
news media under the FOIA, relyitig the FOIAs leglslative history, which indicates the phrase
~entative the news media interpreted broadly; [i)t critical that tlie phrase
representative the qews media broadly interpreted the act work expected. ...
fact. any person organization which regulo.rly publishes dtssemlnates lnformotion the
public Should qualify/or waivers representative ofthe news m.tdia. 132 Cong. Ree;
514298 (daily ed. Sept. 30, 1986) (emphasis added), cited id.
CREW routinely ani:S systematically disseminates infoIDJ.ttion the pubiic several
ways. First, CREW maintains afrcquenUy visited website, www.citii:ensforcthies.org. that
received 33,S71 page views October 2012. The website reports the latest developments and
contains in-depth infpnnation about variety activities govemmeht agencies~~ officials. addition, CREW posts all the documents receives under the FOIA www.scribd.com.
and thatsite has received 2,287,li4 visits CREWs documents sinC. April 14, 2010.
Second, since May 2007, CREW has published online newsletter, CREWCurs, that
currendy bas 15,564 subsaibers. CREWCuts provides subscrib01S with regular updates
regarding CREWS activities and infonnation the orgartization has ~ivcd from government
entities. complete archive. past CREWCuts available
http;//www.citizepsforethig.org/newsletteL
Third, CREW publishes blog, Citizens blogging for responsibility and ethics
Washington, that repons and analyzes newsworthy developments regarding government ethics
and corruption. The blog, located bJJPil/www.citiznesforethjcs.orgJblog.. also provides links
that direct readers other news articles and commentary these issues. CREWs blog- had
S,664 page views October 2012.
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-01402 Doc No. C06071676 Date: 07/28/2016
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-01402 Doc No. C06071676 Date: 0712612016
FUIA Offieer
Decembir 20i2
Finally, CREW has pubUshed numerous reporu educate the public about government
ethics and corruption.. including agencies failure comply with their record keeping
responsibilities ~Record Cha Os, whic.h examines agency compliance with.etectr:o.!liC record
keeping responsibil.itiesi The RevofvU:ig Door, coinpreh.Cilsive lookioto the post-gOvernmcnt
activities of24 former members President Bushs cabinet; and those Who Dared:-30 Officials
Wlw Stood For Our Country. These and all other CREWs rqions are available
hnp:Myww.citizeMforethics.org/re ns.
Based on.these extensive publication activities, CREW qualifies for fee waiver
reprcseritative the neWs media wider the FOIA. you have any questions abQ~t th.is request forese:e a,ny problems rel~g fuUy an~
the requested rcoot