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JW v DOJ 01239 public integrity IRS response

JW v DOJ 01239 public integrity IRS response

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Category:IRS Scandal

Number of Pages:4

Date Created:November 18, 2014

Date Uploaded to the Library:December 08, 2014

Tags:01239, White House, DOJ, IRS


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U.S. Department Justice 
Criminal Division 
Office Enforcement Operations Washington, D.C. 20530 
November 18, 2014 
Via Electronic Delivery 
Ramona Raula Cotca, Esq.  
Kate Bailey  
Judicial Watch  
425 Third Street, SW, Suite 800  
Washington,  20024  Re:  CRM-300444674  
watch.  KWC:PR3  

Dear Ms. Cotca: 
This letter serves the first installment the Criminal Division's rolling production Judicial Inc. U.S. 14-cv-1239, (D.D.C.), pursuant the Meet and Confer Report filed September 23, 2014. Your request seeks records concerning meetings and/or communications between the Department Justice Criminal Division Public Integrity Section and the Internal Revenue Service Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, the White House, Members Congress and/or congressional staff, and any non-government entity, regarding 501(c)(4) other tax-exempt organizations. 
After carefully reviewing 834 pages records, this Office has determined that two pages may released part, and 832 pages are being withheld full pursuant the following Freedom Information Act exemptions: U.S.C.  552(b)(3), which concerns matters specifically exempted from release statute (in this instance, U.S.C.  6103, which pertains tax return information); U.S.C.  552(b)(5), which concerns certain inter-and intra-agency communications protected the deliberative process privilege, and the attorney work-product privilege; U.S.C.  552(b)(6), which concerns material the release which would constitute clearly unwarranted invasion the personal privacy third parties; and U.S.C.  552(b)(7)(C), which concerns records information compiled for law enforcement purposes the release which could reasonably expected constitute unwarranted invasion the personal privacy third parties. 

For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories law enforcement and national security records from the requirements the FOIA. See U.S.C.  552(c). This response limited those records that are subject the requirements the FOIA. This standard notification that given all requesters and should not taken indication that excluded records do, not, exist. 
Although aware that your request the subject ongoing litigation and that appeals are not ordinarily acted such situations, required statute and regulation inform you your right administrative appeal this determination. Your appeal must writing and addressed the Director, Office oflnformation Policy, United States Department Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, 20530-0001. Your appeal must received within sixty days from the date this letter. Both the letter and the envelope should clearly marked "Freedom Information Act Appeal." 
Kenneth Courter Chief FOIA/P Unit  
Enclosures  
cc:  Bradley Cohen, Esq. U.S. Department Justice P.O. Box 883 Washington, 20044 

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