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JW v DOD State 00812 congress Benghazi

JW v DOD State 00812 congress Benghazi

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Date Created:May 12, 2015

Date Uploaded to the Library:May 15, 2015

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Case 1:14-cv-00812-APM Document Filed 05/15/14 Page THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT COLUMBIA
JUDICIAL WATCH. INC..
425 T11ird Street, S.W.. Suite 800
Washington. 20024,
Plaintiff, Civil Action No.
U.S. DEPARTMENT DEFENSE.
1600 Defense Pentagon
Washington. 20301,
and DEPARTMENT STATE.
Office the Legal Adviser
Room 5519
2201 Street. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20024.
Defendants.
COIVIPLAINT
Plaintiff Judicial Watch. inc. brings this action against Defendants U.S. Department
Defense and U.S. Department State compel compliance witli the Freedom lnfonnation
IA). grounds therefor. Plaintiff alleges follows:
JURISDICTION AND VENUE The Court hasjurisdiction over this action pursuant U.S. 552(a)(4)(B) and U.S.C. 1331. Venue proper this district pursuant U.S.C. 1391 (e).
Case 1:14-cv-00812-APM Document Filed 05/15/14 Page Plaintiff Judicial Watch, Inc. not-for-pro educational foundation organized
under tl1e laws the District Columbia and has its principal place business 425 Third
Street, S.W.. Suite 800. Washington, 20024. Plaintiff seeks promote transparency.
accountability, and integrity government. politics. and the law. part its educational
Plaintiff -regularly requests records under FOIA shed light the operations the
federal goveinment and educate the public about these operations. Plaintiff then analyzes the
agency records and eminates the results its analysis, well the records themselves. the
public. Defendant U.S. Department Defense agency the US. Government and
headquartered 1600 Defense Pentagon. Washingon, 20301. Defendant has possession,
custody. and control records which Plaintiff seeks access. Defendant US. Department State agency the U.S. Govemment and
headquartered 2201 Street, N.W., Washington. 20520.
STATEMENT FACTS March 2014, Plaintiff sent FOIA request Defendant US. Department
Defense seeking the production of: Any and all records detailing the dates which any the Department Defense briefed any the following members ngress matters
related the activities any agency department the U.S. government
the Special Mission Compound and/or classified annex Benghazi. Libya: Rep. John Boehner Rep. Mike Rogers Rep. Charles Dutch Ruppersberger Rep. Nancy Pelosi Sen. Diaiute Feinstein Sen. Sa_ Chambliss
Case 1:14-cv-00812-APM Document Filed 05/15/14 Page Sen. Harry Reid Sen. Mitch McConnell Any and all records produced any official the Department Defense
preparation for, use during. and/or pursuant any the aforementioned
brie ngs including. but not limited to. any and all reports. analyses.
presentation slid nd/or notes).
Any and all records communication between any official the Department Defense and any the aforementioned members Congress and/or an_
their respective staff members regarding, concerning, related activities
operations any agency the U.S. govemrnent the Special Mission
Cornpound and/or the classi annex Benghazi. Libya
The time frame for this request January 201 the present. letter dated March 18. 2014, Defendant U.S. Department Defense
acknowledged receipt Plaintiffs FOIA request March 2014 and assigned Case Number
14-F-0552. Defendant U.S. Department Defense was required determine whether
comply with Plaintiffs request within days after the receipt the request, excepting Saturdays.
Sundays. and legal public holidays, pursuant U.S.C. 552(a)(6)(A). Pursuant this same
provision, Defendant U.S. Department Defense also was required notify Plaintiff
immediately the determination, the reasons therefor, and the right appeal any adverse
determination the head ofthe agency. Defendant U.S. Department Defense. therefore, was
required make its determination and provide Plaintiff with the requisite nottttcations April
2014. March 2014. Plaintiff sent FOIA request Defendant U.S. Department
State seeking the production
a_) Any and all records detailing the dates which any official the Department State briefed any the following members Congress matters related
.3.
Case 1:14-cv-00812-APM Document Filed 05/15/14 Page
the act any agency department the U.S. govemmcnt the Special
Mission Compound and/or classi annex Benghazi. Libya: Rep. John Boehner Rep. Mike cers Rep. Charles Dutch Ruppersberger Rep. Nancy Pelosi Sen. Dianne Feinstein Sen. Saxhy Chambliss Sen. Harry Reid
nell Any and all records produced any official the Department State
preparation for. use during. a11d/or pursuant any the aforementioned
brie ngs (Including. but not limited to, any and all reports, analyses.
presentation slides. and/or notes).
Any and all records communication between any official the Department State and any the aforementioned members Congress and/or any
their respective staff members regarding, concerning, related
operations any agency the U.S. government the Special Mission
Compound and/or the classi annex Benghazi. Libya
The time frame for this request January 2011 the present. letter dated March 20. 2014, Defendant U.S Department State acknowledged
receipt Plaintiffs FOIA request March 2014 and signed Case Control Number
F-2014-04166.
l0. Defendant U.S. Dep-artment State was required determine whether comply
with Plaintiffs request within days receipt the request. excepting Saturdays. Sundays,
and legal public holidays. pursuant U.S.C 4