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JW v. State status report 01363

JW v. State status report 01363

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT COLUMBIA
JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.,
Plaintiff,
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT
STATE,
Defendant.
Civil Action No. 13-CV-1363 (EGS)
DEFENDANT STATUS REPORT the conclusion the Court Order dated July 31, 2015, the Court directed defendant
United States Department State (Department) inform the Court the status its
compliance with the Order August 2015. Accordingly, the Department reports follows. the initial, unnumbered part the Court Order, the Court directed the Department file the letters that previously sent former Secretary Clinton, Huma Abedin, and Cheryl
Mills regarding federal records their possession, well the responses that the Department
received. The Department filed those letters and responses August 2015. See Notice
Filing (ECF No. 18). the day the Department made this filing, received another responsive
letter from Ms. Mills counsel, copy which attached hereto Exhibit The Department has also complied with subparts and the Court Order.
August 2015, the Department wrote the former Secretary, Ms. Abedin, and Ms. Mills,
requesting that these individuals provide with the information that the Court ordered
request regarding federal records their possession. Copies these letters are attached hereto Exhibits and August 2015, counsel for Ms. Abedin responded the
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Department requests for federal records her possession. copy this letter attached
hereto Exhibit August 2015, counsel for Ms. Mills responded the Department
August letter. copy that letter attached hereto Exhibit The Department has not
yet received response its letter from the former Secretary. The Department the process responding subpart the Court Order
regarding servers, accounts, hard drives, other devices that may contain information
responsive plaintiff Freedom Information Act request this case. The Department
anticipates submitting response this inquiry August 14, 2015.
Dated: August 2015
Respectfully submitted,
BENJAMIN MIZER
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General
MARCIA BERMAN
Assistant Director
/s/ Peter Wechsler
PETER WECHSLER (MA 550339)
Senior Counsel
United States Department Justice
Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
Tel.: (202) 514-2705
Fax: (202) 616-8470
Email: peter.wechsler@usdoj.gov
Counsel for Defendant
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August 2015 Email
Patrick Kennedy
Under Secretary for Management
United States Department State
2201 Street,
Washington, 20520
Dear Under Secretary Kennedy: write ensure that there clarity about Ms. Abedin considerable efforts and diligence
complying with your request dated March 11, 2015, which seeks Ms. Abedin assistance
meeting the requirements subpoena Secretary John Kerry from the House Select
Committee Benghazi Committee and properly preserving any potential federal records Ms. Abedin possession. Because believe important accurately represent the status Ms. Abedin productions the Department, request that the Department share this
correspondence, the details contained herein, with parties asking about her cooperation. explained our June 29, 2015 letter you, Ms. Abedin initial ability respond was
impeded the Department failure ensure that the request timely reached Ms. Abedin.
Your March 11, 2015 letter was sent mail incorrect address and returned undelivered
the Department April 17, 2015. Over one month later, May 19, 2015 received your
letter via mail, along with the returned envelope (indicating the April 17, 2015 date) and cover
note dated May 12, 2015 explaining that the letter had been returned undelivered. Similarly,
understand that your office attempted send email copy the March 11, 2015 letter Ms.
Abedin, but that the email was sent two email addresses that had not been active for years,
old United States Senate email address (@clinton.senate.gov) and old email address
associated with Former Secretary Clinton 2008 Presidential campaign (@hillaryclinton.com). consequence the Department three failed delivery attempts, Ms. Abedin received the
Department request for documents more than two months after was intended reach her.
Immediately upon receiving the Department request, Ms. Abedin began taking steps respond
and since that time has been working expedtiously provide documents the Department.
should without saying that there nothing she could have done prior May 19, 2015, given
that one the Department reached out Ms. Abedin her counsel regarding your March
11, 2015 letter request.
Notwithstanding this, Ms. Abedin has already made initial production potential federal
records the Department. prioritized the request the Department for assistance
complying with the Committee subpoena Secretary Kerry for Ms. Abedin documents and
emails broadly relating Libya, part because understand the Department has been
working provide such documents the Committee since the Committee first requested them the Department 2014. July Ms. Abedin produced the Department 338 pages
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Patrick Kennedy
August 2015
potential federal records her possession that are potentially responsive the Committee
subpoena the Department. have been working expeditiously gather the remaining materials Ms. Abedin
posession that are responsive potentially responsive your request. Despite the Department
delay delivering that request, because Ms. Abedin diligence and expeditious review,
expect able make production August and final production before August
28.
Please let know you have any questions. look forward our continued cooperation
with the Department.
Sincerely,
/s/ Karen Dunn
Karen Dunn
Boies, Schiller Flexner LLP
5301 Wisconsin Avenue,
Washington, 20015
cc:
Richard Visek
Office the Legal Adviser
/s/ Miguel Rodriguez
Miguel Rodriguez
Bryan Cave LLP
1155 Street,
Washington, 20004
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