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JW v State re Clinton conflicts 00688

JW v State re Clinton conflicts 00688

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United States Department State
Washington, D.C. 20520
May 23,2017
Case No.:
F-2015-05559
Ms. Kate Bailey
Judicial Watch, Inc.
425 Third Street, W., Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20024
Dear Ms. Bailey, refer you our letter dated April 14, 2017, regarding the release certain Department State (the
Department) material under the Freedom oflnformation Act (the FOIA), U.S.C. 552. you are aware, our April 14, 2017 letter indicated that the Department had completed processing
your request conducting search the materials provided the Department Hurna Abedin
2015. Since issuance that letter, the Department decided conduct search ofHurna Abedins
official e-mails out abundance caution. result that search the Department located three
additional documents responsive your request. After reviewing these documents, have determined
that all three may released part. All released material enclosed.
All non-exempt material the documents that reasonably segregable from the exempt material has
been released. Applicable exemptions are marked where have made excisions. enclosure
provides information FOIA exemptions and other grounds for withholding material.
The Department has now completed its processing your request. you have any questions, your
attorney may contact Trial Attorney Daniel Riess (202) 353-3098 Daniel.Riess@usdoj.gov.
Sincerely,
Jl.LJ CL(
u)~ For
Eric Stein, Director
Office Information Programs and Services
Enclosures: stated Freedom nformation Act USC 552)
FOIA Exem ptions
(b)(
Information specifically authorized executive order kept secret the interest
national defense foreign policy. Executive Order 13526 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(t) 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) Weapons mass destruction )(2)
Related solely the internal personnel rules and practices agency
(b)(3)
Specifically exempted from disclosure statute (other than USC SS2), for example:
ARMSEXP
CIA PERS/ORG
EXPORT CONTROL
FSACT
INA
IRAN
Arms Export Control Act, SOa USC 24ll(c)
Central Intelligence Agency Act 1949, USC 403(g)
Export Administration Act 1979, USC App. Sec. 24Il(c)
Foreign Service Act 1980, USC 4004
Immigration and Nationality Act, USC 1202(t), Sec. 222(t)
Iran Claims Settlement Act, Public Law 99-99, Sec. SOS
(b)(4)
Trade secrets and confidential commercial financial information
(b)(S)
Interagency intra-agency communications fanning part the deliberative process,
attorney-client privilege, attorney work product
(b)(6)
Personal privacy information
(b)(7)
Law enforcement information whose disclosure would:
(A) interfere with enforcement proceedings
(B) deprive person fair trial
(C) constitute unwarranted invasion personal privacy
(D) disclose confidential sources
(E) disclose investigation techniques
(F) endanger life physical safety individual
(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. 2015 05559 Doc No. C06332346 Date: 05/22/2017 DISCERNIBLE CLASSIFlCAnON
Harter, Dennis
From:
Terry Krinvic
Sent:
Thursday, July 28, 2011 3:53
To:
Cc:
Mills. Cheryl Amitabh Desai; Abedin, Huma
Fuchs, Michael Doug Band PC; Justin Cooper
RE: funding from Colombian Government
Subject~
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--.J
!RELEASE PART
BSJ
Yes
From: Mills, Cheryl (mailto:MillsCD@state.govl
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 2:24PM
To: Amitabh Desai; Abedin, Huma
Cc: Fuchs, Michael Teny Krinvic; Doug Band PC; Justin Cooper
Subject: RE: funding from Colombian Government 1remember correctly, dont have send this through our ethics folks you all are accepting funding form
government that the foundation has not accepted funds from before?
And th~t typically ~one terry.- even for foundation mis-reading this too quickly?
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From:. Amitabh. Desai
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011~2:;12i:n.PM~-----..J
To: Abedin, Huma; Mills, Cheryl
Cc: Fuchs, Michael
Subject: Re: funding from Colombian Government
Just learned our deadline accept decline this funding next Wednesday, August 3rd. Wed welcome your feedback.
Thanks.
From: Amltabh Desai
To: abedinh@state.gov ; millscxf@state.gov 
Cc: FuchsMH@state.gov 
Sent: Tue Jul 10:27:33 2011.
Subject: funding from Colombian Government you know, the Clinton Foundation operates program called the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative (CGSGI) Colombia, partnership with the ~overnment ofColombia. One the GoCs agencies, Accion Social, interested
providing approximately US$175,000 expand our technical assistance activities three projects: TANA spice
growing cooperative run Afro-colombian women that have been assisting), COTELCO (connecting urban hotels
Colombia with local suppliers agricultural products, hotel services, etc.), and Pies Oescalzos (Shakiras Foundation,
with which are helping educate/feed economically disadvantaged families). wanted inform you this likely
funding from the Colombian Government, and would welcome your feedback, possible next week. Sincerely, Ami
Harter, Dennis DISCERNIBLE CLASSlFlCAnON
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. 2015-05559 Doc No. C06332346 Date: 05/22/2017
N.O DISCERNIBLE CLASSIFICATION
Harter, Dennis
From:
Sent:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Terry Krinvic
Tuesday, Aug-ust~0:::.2.-=;-.,;0~ll;-;:-5:-:-43~PM:.------~
Mills, Cheryl Amitabh Desai; Abedin, Huma
Fuchs. Michael Doug Band PC; Justin Cooper
Re: funding from Colombian Government
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Yes. Sent email.
From: Mills, Cheryl 
To: Terry Krinvic; Amitabh Desai; Abedin, Huma 
Cc: Fuchs, Michael ; Doug Band PC; Justin COOper
Sent: Tue Aug 17:39:58 2011
Subject: RE: funding from COlombian Government
Did you flag for Rich will check with him
From: Terry Krlnvic a=ilt~o=I-:-:-~~-=-----.J
.........
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 3:47PM
To: Mills, Cheryl Amltabh Desai; Abedin, Huma
Cc: Fuchs, Michael Doug Band PC; Justin Cooper
Subject: RE: funding from Colombian Government
All still waiting hear back from state. Will let you know when
From: Mills, Cheryl (mailto:MillsCO@state.gov)
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 2:24
To: Amitabh Desai; Abedin, Huma
Cc: Fuchs, Michael Terry Krinvic; Doug Band PC; Justin Cooper
Subjec.t: RE: funding from Colombian Government 1remember correctly, dont have send this through our ethics folks you all are accepting funding form
government tha! the foundation ~as not accepted funds from before?
And that typically done terry- even for foundation. mis-reading this too quickly?
cdm
From: Amltabh Desai (rns.illQj
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 20l=-12,...,:1 M....---------
....,...,P
To: Abedin, Huma; Mills, Cheryl
Subjec.t: Re: funding from Colombian Government Cc: Fuchs, Michael
Just learned our deadline accept decline this funding next Wednesday, August 3rd. Wed welcome your feedback.
Thanks. DISCERNIBLE CLASSIFICATION
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05559 Doc No. C06332348 Date: 05/22/2017
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05559 Doc No. C06332348 Date: 05/22/2017 DISCERNIBLE CLASSIFICAnON
From: Amitabh Desai
To: abedinh@state.gov ; millscd@state.gov 
Cc: FuchsMH@state.gov 
Sent: Tue Jul 10:27:33 2011
Subject: funding from Colombian Government you know, the Clinton foundation operates program called the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative (CGSGI) Colombia, partnership with the Government Colombia. One the GoCs agencies, Acclon Social, interested
providing approximately US$175,000 expand our technical assistance activities three projects: TANA spice
growing cooperative run Afro-colombian women that have been assisting), COTElCO {connecting urban hotels
Colombia with local suppliers agricultural products, hotel services, etc.), and Pies Descalzos (Shakiras Foundation;
with which are helping educate/feed economically di~advantaged families). wanted inform you this likely
funding rom the Colombian Government, and woutd welcome your feedback, possible next week. Sincerely, Ami
Harter, Dennis
.NO DISCERNIBLE CLASSIFICAnON
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015 05559 Doc No. C06332348 Date: 05/22/2017
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05559 Doc No. C06332374 Date: 05/22/2017 DISCERNIBLE CLASSIFICATION
Harter, Dennis
from:
Sent:
Amitabh Desai
~------------------~
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:26
Mills, Cheryl Abedin, Huma
Dennis Cheng
Re: TAQA
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Thanks.
!RELEASE PART B6j
I..___________.
From: Mills, Cheryl 
To: Amltabh Desai; Abedln, Huma edlnH@state.gov>
Cc: Dennis Cheng
Sent: Wed Mar 21:38:43 2012
Subject: Re: TAQA should discuss- .will call am- what number?
From: Amitabh Oesal [mailto:l
sent: Wednesday Maurc7
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To: Mills, Cheryl D:-;;A;.;:b::.:ed=in:L.,.;..
H:.::u::.:m:.::a~----------.
Cc: Dennis Cheng
Subject: TAQA ~----------
Dear Cheryl, you may. know, donated auction experience item Spend the Day With President Clinton
support Prof. Muhammad Yunus Grameen Charity the Scottish Business Awards Gala Feb. 23rd Edinburgh. receive half the proceeds the lot total: $100,000 USO $50,000 each charity. T~e winner the lot Mr. Leo
Koot, Managing Director TAQA Bratani ltd. TAQA Bratani would the donor through Mr. Koot. TAQA has
connection with Abu Dhabi Government. hasnt received funding from Abu Dhabi Government before. Were
considering now since this auction that would difficult backtrack on. Wanted sure you are aware and
wed welcome any feedback. Thanks, Ami
Harter, Dennis DISCERNIBl.E CLASSIFICAnON
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. artment State Case No. F-2015-05559 Doc No. C06332374 Date: 05/22/2017
United States Department State
Washington, 20520
July6,2017
Case No.: F-2015-05559
Ms. Kate Bailey
Judicial Watch, Inc.
425 Third Street, S.W., Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20024
Dear Ms. Bailey, refer you our letter dated May 23, 2017, regarding the release certain Department State (the
Department) material under the Freedom Information Act (the FOIA), U.S .C. 552. compliance with the Courts February 2017 Order concerning the release the identities certain
entities, the Department has determined that additional information four documents (three which
were previously released you part and one which was previously withheld full) may
released. All released material enclosed.
All non-exempt material the documents that reasonably segregable from the exempt material has
been released. Applicable exemptions are marked where have made excisions. enclosure
provides information FOIA exemptions and other grounds for withholding material. you have any questions, your attorney may contact Trial Attorney Daniel Riess (202) 353-3098 Daniel.Riess@usdoj.gov.
Sincerely, ~.~
~~~:e Information Programs and Services
Enclosures: stated
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05559 Doc No. C05867888 Date: 07/06/2017
!RELEASE PART B5l
Walker, Denise
Subject:
Bote!, Violanda
Thursday. March 03. 2011 10:07
Thessin, James
Youel Page. Kathryn
FW: Clinton Foundation Request
Categories:
Working
From:
Sent
To:
Cc:
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Jim resendin two emoils regordin the Clinton request approve case
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This email UNCLASSIFIED.
From: Botet, Vlolanda
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 9:30AM
To: Thessln, James
Subject: RE: Clinton Foundation Request --L_ _...J
let know you need more. Violanda
From: Thessln, James -.. Sent: F.riday, January 28, 2011 7:37PM
To: Botet. Violanda
Subject: RE: Clinton Foundation Request
Same.questlon.as:pre~lous:e,maitj
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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No.
Doc No. C05867888 Date: 07/06/2017
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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05559 Doc No. C05867888 Date: 07/06/2017
Deputy legal Adviser
Office the Legal Adviser
u.s. Department State
Wastllngton, 20520-6421
202-647 8460
SBU
This email UNCLASSIFIED.
From: Botet, Violanda
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2011 11:57
To: Thessin, James
Cc: Ham, Marianne
.-----,
Subject: FW: Clinton Foundation Request
--~-------
Jim- The Clinton Foundation folks are pressing for answer this. Have you received any
feedback? Thanks. Violanda
From: Botet, Violanda
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:03
To: Thessln, James
r-----,
Subject: Clinton Foundation Request
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Jim-
The...C.linton.Eoundali.on rec.e.!liiY_r~Ql!ested appr.9Y~Lof_two_SD.O.!lS.O.!:S;_(l)2.0..LLQlobal Com11etitiveness Forum.
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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2015-05559 Doc No. C05867776 Date: 07/06/2017