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Berge, John 
From: Wilson, Denise 
Sent: Wednesday, July 
To: Berge, John; Stoneman, Shelly 
Subject: Shirley Sherrod 

Just had conversation with Ron Stroman the OVersight committee. Towns very worried that USDA took action against Sherrod wlo learning the facts which resulted her being directed resign. has directed his staff prepare letter Vilsak along this line. Ron said that Ranking Member Issa expected play into the media accounts that theWH was behind the move take action against black woman-and that Issa will play the race card against USDA and the -highlighting the fact that took action before the facts were in. According Ron, (who touch with her) Sherrod does not appear plan coming back USDA because she feels unfairly treated. Denise Wilson 
Special Assistant the President Office Legislative Affairs The White House 
114 
Berge, John 
From:  Harden, Krysta  
Sent:  Wednesday, July 21, 20102:44  
To:  'Wilson, Denise R.'  
Cc:  Berge, John  
Subject:  hey  

Just wanted you know that the has been trying reach Mrs. Sherrod all afternoon and will continue try so. And, the CBC has asked him come soon can. talked with the Chair woman again (also yesterday) and agreed come. However, hopes talk with Mrs. Sherrod first possible. 
Just wanted keep you the loop. 
Krysta Harden Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations USDA 202.720.7095 
130 
Berge, John 
Sent: To: Cc: 
Subject: 
The with the CSC now. 

From: Harden, Krysta 
To: 'Wilson, Denise R.' 
Cc: Berge, John 
Sent: Wed lui 2114:43:31 2010 
Subject: hey 
Just wanted you know that the has been trying reach Mrs. Sherrod all afternoon and wl1J continue try so. 
And, the eBC has asked him come soon can. talked with the Chair woman again (also yesterday) and agreed come. However, hopes talk with Mrs, Sherrod first possible. 
Just wanted keep you the loop. 
Krysta Harden 
Assistant Secretary for Congressional nclations USDA 
202. 720.7095 
,.8 

Berge, John 
From: Wilson, Denise Sent: Thursday, July 22, To: Harden, Krysta Cc: Berge, John Subject: RE: hey 
Well since missed the eBe meeting, should the Secretary call Towns directly? 
From: Harden, Krysta [maflto:Krysta.Harden@osec.usda,gov] Sent: Thursday, July 22/ 2010 7:41 To: Wilson/ Denise Cc: Berge, John Subject: Re: hey 

From: Wilson, Denise 
To: Harden, Krysta 
Cc: Berge, John 
Sent: Thu lui 19:37:01 2010 
Subject: RE: hey Are with Ron Stroman 
From: Harden, Krysta [maiito:Krysta.Harden@osec.usda.gov] Sent: Wednesday. July 21, 2010 5:55 To: Wilson, Denise Cc: Berge, John Subject: Re: hey 
The SIs with the esc now. 
From Harden, Krysta 
To: 'Wilson, Denise R.' 
Cc: Berge, John 
Sent: Wed JuI2114:43:31 2010 
Subject: hey 
Just wanted you know that the has been trying reach Mrs. Sherrod all afternoon and will continue try so. 
And, the eBC has asked him come soon can. talked with the Chair woman again (also yesterday) and 
agreed come. However, hopes talk with Mrs. Sherrod first possible. 
Just wanted keep you the loop. 
Krysta Harden Assistant Secretary for Congressional Helations USDA 
202.720.7095 

Berge. John 
From: 
Sent: To: Cc: 
Subject: 

Yes that good idea, also emailed Ron ask and Would talk about the briefing request. Thanks Denise 
From: Wilson, Denise 
To: Harden, KtySta 
Cc: Berge, John 
Sent: Thu )ul22 20:10:122010 Subject: RE: hey Well since missed the CBe meeting, should the Secretary catl Towns directly? 
From: Harden, Krysta [mallto:Krysta.Hardenosec.usda.gov] 
Sent: Thursday, July 22,20107:41 
To: Wilson, Denise 
Cc: Berge, John Subject: lie: hey 

From: Wilson, Denise To: Harden, Krysta Cc: Berge, John 
Sent: Thu lui 19:37:01 2010 
Subject: RE: hey 
Are you circling with Ron Stroman the Oversight committee? 

From: Harden, Krysta [mai!to:Krysta.Harden@osec.usda.gov] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 5:55 To: Wilson, Denise Cc: Berge, John Subject: Re: hey 
The with the eBC now. 
From: Harden{ Krysta To: 'Wilson, Denise R.' Cc: Berge, John Sent: Wed Jut 14:43:312010 Subject: hey 
Just wanted you know that the has been trying reach Mrs. Sherrod all afternoon and will continue try so. And, the CBC has asked him come soon can. talked with the Chair woman again (also yesterday) and agreed come. However, hopes talk with Mrs. Sherrod first possible. 
Just wanted keep you the loop. 
Krysta Harden Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations USDA 202.720.7095 

Berge, John 
From: Wilson, Denise Sent: Thursday, July 22, To: Harden, Krysta Cc: Berge, John Subject: RE: hey 

From: Harden, Krysta [mailto:Krysta.Harden@osec.usda.gov] Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 8:11 To: Wilson, Denise Cc: Berge, John Subject: Re: hey 
Yes that good idea. also emailed Ron ask and would talk about the briefing request. Thanks Denise 
From: Wilson, Denise 
To: Harden, Krysta 
Cc: Berge, John 
Sent: Thu Jut 20:10:12 2010 
Subject: RE: hey 
Well since missed the eBC meeting, should the Secretary call Towns directly? 
From: Harden, Krysta [mailto:Krysta.Harden@osec.usda.gov] Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 7:41 To: Wilson, Denise Cc: Berge, John Subject: Re: hey 

From: Wilson, Denise To: Harden, Krysta Cc: Berge, John 
Sent: Thu Jul 19:37:01 2010 
Subject: RE: hey 
Are you circling with Ron Stroman the Oversight committee? 

From: Harden, Krysta [mailto:Krysta.Harden@osec.usda.gov] Sent: Wednesday, July 21,20105:55 To: Wilson, Denise Cc: Berge, John Subject: Re: hey 
The with the CBC now. 
From: Harden, Krysta To: 'Wilson, Denise R.' Cc: Berge, John Sent: Wed Jul 2114:43:31 2010 Subject: hey Just wanted you know that the has been trying reach Mrs. Sherrod all afternoon and will continue try so. And, the CBC has asked him come soon can. talked with the Chair woman again (also yesterday) and 
agreed come. However, hopes talk with Mrs. Sherrod first possible. 
Just wanted keep you the loop. 
Krysta Harden Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations USDA 202.720.7095 
Berge! John 
From: Sent: To: 
Cc: 
Subject: 

From: Wilson, Denise To: Harden, Krysta Cc: Berge, John Sent: Thu Jul22 20:14:01 2010 Subject: RE: hey 

From: Harden, Krysta [mailto:Krysta.Harden@osec.usda.gov] Sent: Thursday, July 22,20108:11 To: Wilson, Denise Cc: Berge, John Subject: Re: hey 
Yes that -good idea. also emailed Ron ask and would talk about the briefing request. Thanks Denise 
From: Wilson, Denise 
To: Harden, Krysta 
Cc: Berge, John 
Sent: Thu Jul 20:10:12 2010 
Subject: RE: hey 
Well since missed the eBe meetlng, should the Secretary call Towns directly? 
From: Harden, Krysta [mailto:Krysta.Harden@osec.usda.gov] Sent: Thursday, July 22,20107:41 To: Wilson, Denise Cc: Berge, John Subject: Re: hey 

From: Wilson, Denise 
To: Harden, Krysta 
Cc: Berge, John 
Sent: Thu ]u122 19:37:01 2010 
Subject: RE: hey 
Are you circling with Ron Stroman the Oversight committee? 
From: Harden, Krysta [mailto:Krysta.Harden@osec.usda.gov] Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 5:55 To: Wilson, Denise Cc: Berge, John Subject: Re: hey 
The with the esc now. 
From: Harden, Krysta To: 'Wilson, Denise Cc: Berge, John Sent: Wed Jul21 14:43:312010 Subject: hey Just wanted you know that the has been trying reach Mrs. Sherrod all afternoon and will continue try so. And, the CBC has asked him come soon can. talked with the Chair woman again (also yesterday) and 
agreed come. However, hopes talk with Mrs. Sherrod first possible. 
Just wanted keep you the loop. 
Krysta Harden Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations USDA 202.720.7095 

Berge, John 
From: Sent: 
To: Cc: 
Subject: 

Just heard from Ron. and are talking the am. will let you know how goes. 
From: Wilson, Denise 
To: Harden, Krysta 
Cc: Berge, John 
Sent: Thu lui 2220:14:012010 

From: Harden, Krysta [mallto:Krysta.Harden@osec.usda.gov] Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 8:11 To: Wilson, Denise Cc: Berge, John SUbJect: Re: hey 
Yes that good idea. also emailed Ron ask and would talk about the briefing request. Thanks Denise 
From: Wilson, Denise 
To: Harden, Krysta Cc: Berge, John 
Sent: Thu lui 20:10:12 2010 
Subject: RE: hey 
Well since missed the CBC meeting. should the Secretary call Towns directly? 
From: Harden, Krysta [mallto:Krysta.Harden@osec.usda.gov] Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 7:41 To: Wilson, Denise Cc: Berge, John Subject: Re: hey 

From: Wilson, DenIse To: Harden, Krysta Cc: Berge, John Sent: Thu Jul 19:37:01 2010 Subject: RE: hey 
YOInlrcll,n! with Ron Stroman the Oversight 

From: Harden, Krysta [mailto:Krysta.Harden@osec.usda.gov] Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 5:55 To: Wilson, Denise Cc: Berge, John Subject: Re: hey 
The with the esc now. 
From: Harden, Krysta To: 'Wilson, Denise R.' Cc: Berge, John Sent: Wed Jul 2114:43:31 2010 Subject: hey Just wanted you know that the has been trying reach Mrs. Sherrod all afternoon and will continue try so. 
And, the CBC has asked him come soon can. talked with the Chair woman again (also yesterday) and agreed come. However, hopes talk with Mrs. Sherrod first possible.. 
Just wanted keep you the loop. 
Krysta Harden Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations USDA 202.720.7095 

Berge, John 
From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Cc: 
Subject: 
Thanks all, Wilson, Denise Thursday, July 22, Harden, Krysta Berge, John; Ross, Karen -Chief Staff RE: hey 
From: Harden, Krysta [mailto:Krysta.Harden@osec.usda.gov] Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 8:18 To: Wilson, Denise Cc: Berge, John; Ross, Karen ~ChlefOfStaff SUbject: Re: hey 
Just heard from Ron. and are talking the am. will let you know how goes. 
From: Wilson, Denise 
To: Harden, Krysta 
Cc: Berge, John 
Sent: Thu Ju122 20:14:01 2010 

From: Harden, Krysta [mallto:Krysta.Harden@osec.usda.gov] Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 To: Wilson/ Denise Cc: Berge, John Subject:Re: hey 
Yes that good idea. also emailed Ron ask and would talk about the brleflng request Thanks Denise 
From: Wilson, Denise 
To: Harden, Krysta 
Cc: Berge, John 
Sent: Thu Jul22 20:10:12 2010 
SUbject: RE: hey 
well since missed the CBe meeting, should the Secretary call Towns directly? 
From: Harden, Krysta [mailto:Krysta.Harden@osec.usda.gov] Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 7:41 To: Wilson, Denise Cc: Berge, John SUbject: Re: hey 
From: Wilson, Denise 
To: Harden, Krysta 
Cc: Berge, John 
Sent: Thu lui 19:37:01 2010 
Subject: RE: hey 

From: Harden, Krysta [mailto:Krysta.Harden@osec.usda.gov] Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 20105:55 To: Wilson, Denise Cc: Berge, John Subject: Re: hey 
The with the eBe now. 
From: Harden, Krysta To: 'Wilson, Denise Cc: Berge, John Sent: Wed JuI2114:43:31 2010 Subject: hey Just wanted you know that the has been trying reach Mrs. Sherrod all afternoon and will continue try so. And, the eBe has asked him come soon can. talked with the Chair woman again (also yesterday) and agreed come. However, hopes talk with Mrs. Sherrod first possible. 
Just wanted keep you the loop. 
Krysta Harden Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations USDA 202.720.7095 

Berge, John 
From: Greenawalt, Andrei Sent: Monday, July 19, To: Berge, John Subject: RE: HELP 
Just sent you the right number:_ 
From: Berge, John (maifto:John.Berge@osec.usda.gov] Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 5:35 
To: Greenawalt, Andrei M.; Heimbach, James 
Subject: RE: HELP 
Youre hero. 

From: Greenawalt, Andrei Sent: Monday, July 19, 
To: Berge, Johni Heimbach, James 
SUbJect: RE: HElP 

From: Berge, John [mallto:John,Berge@osec,usda.gov] 
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 5:33 
To: Greenawalt, Andrei M.; Heimbach, James 

Subject: HELP 
Importance: High 
Need phone number forl Gavin ASAP. 
John Berge Deputy As~laIlt Secretary Offic~ CongressiouOII Relation" -USDA 202-7205759 (office) j(,hl ,.l'lires@OKC,u.sd;,.W 

Berge, John 
From: Cherlin, Reid 
Sent: Monday, July 
To: Berge, John; Greenawalt Andrei 
Subject: RE: you have cell direct number for Gibbs? 
perfect 
From: Berge, John (mallto:John.Bergeosec.usda.gov] 
Sent: Monday, July 19, 20106:29 
To: Cherlin, Reid H.; Greenawalt, Andrei 
Subject: RE: you have cell dIrect number for Gibbs? 

When Secretary needs call him, we'll reach back out. Thanks. 

From: Cherlin, Reid 
sent: Monday, July 19, 
To: Berge, John; Greenawalt, Andrei 
SUbject: RE: you have celt direct number for Gibbs? 

Ok. have his cell ifyou need it. Works best give him time range when should have his cell with him. But this isn't happening, that's fine too. Gibbs aware the situation and the actions you guys have taken. 
From: Berge, John {mailto:John.Berge@osec.usda.gov] 
sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 6:25 
To: Greenawalt, Andrei 
Cc: Cherlln, Reid 
Subject: RE: you have cell direct number for Gibbs? 
Nevermind. 
From: Greenawalt, Andrei 
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 

To: Berge, John 
Cc: Chenin, Reid 
Subject: RE: you have cell direct number for Gibbs? 
Adding Reid who will know the best way reach him and has been working this 
From: Berge, John [mailto:John.Berge@osec.usda.gov] 
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 6:22 
To: Greenawalt, Andrei 
Subject: you have cell direct number for Gibbs? 
Secretary will likely want call him this evening. 
John Berge Ikputy Assi!itant Secretary Office Collb'TC!I~jonaJ Relations -USDA 202-720-5759 (office) 
jQlw.be~e@05,Ufid3,eoy 
Got and will follow up. 
_. Original Message 
From: lson, Denise 
To: Berge, John 
Sellt: The Ju[20 16:21:22 2010 
SubjtX:t: Chairman Towns 

His stafidirector
RiOiinjSitromanjust called. Towns wants bricfed Shirley Shcrrod. 
Ron's number 
Denise Wilson 

Special Assistant the President Office Legislative Affairs 'Ibe While House 

Berge. John 
From: Wilson, Denise Sent: Tuesday, July 20, To: Berge, John Subject: Re: Chairman Towns 
Whew. Great Denise Wilson Special Assistant the President Office Leg islative Affairs The lMlite Hause 
From: Berge, John  
To: Wilson, Denise 
Sent: Tue Jul20 18:35:19 2010 
Subject: Re: Chairman Towns spoke with Ron. We're hooking the Secretary with the Chairman. 
From: Wilson, 'Denise  
To: Berge, John  
Sent: Tue Jul 18:29:432010  SUbject: Re: Chairman Towns You have connect with Ron. better check his website. telling what they have released  
Denise Wilson  
Special Assistant the President  
Office Legislative Affa!rs  
The White House  

From: Berge, John  
To: Wilson, Denise .R. 
Sent: Tue Jul 18:27:51 2010 
Subject: Re: Chairman Towns 

Not yet. 
From: Wilson, Denise To: Berge, John sent: Tue 18:20:50 2010 Subject: Re: Chairman Towns Any new news? Denise ilson Special Assistant the President Office egislative Affairs The White House 
From Berge, John  
To: Wilson, Denise 
Sent: Tue Jul20 17:09:142010 
Subject: Re: Chairman Towns 

To,ynsmobile Ron mobile 
Special Assistant the President Office Legislative Affairs The White House 
From: Berge, John  
To: Wilson, Denise 
Sent: Tue Jul 17:03:09 2cila 
Subject: Re: Chairman Towns 

Concur, and that what offered vOicemail, but need best number for later tonight. travelling and won't available call until after 630 EDT. you have good number? 
From: Wilson, DenIse 
To: Berge, John 
Sent: Tue )u120 16:58:25 2010 
Subject: Re: Chairman Towns 
Maybe the secretary should just put call Towns. Maybe Towns! Ron feel left out the calls. Denise Wilson 
Special Assistant the President 
Office Legislative Affairs 
The White House 
From: Wilson, Denise 
To: 'John.Berge@osec.usda.gov'  
Sent: Tue Jul20 16:48:12 2010 
Subject: Re: ChaIrman Towns 

Good. Not sure why Ron wants make issue this without the facts 
Denise Wilson 
Special Assistant the President 
Office Legislative Affairs 

The White House 
From: Berge, John  
To: Wilson, Denise 
Sent: Tue Jul 16:37:37 2010 
SUbject: RE: Chairman Towns 

They are speaking 515. 
From: Wilson, Denise 
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 
To: Berge, John 
SUbject: Re: Chairman Towns 

Did speak with Barbara Lee Denise Wilson Special Assistant the President Office Legislative Affairs The White House 
From: Berge, John  
To: Wilson, Denise 
Sent: Tue Jul20 16:29:272010 
Subject: Re: Chairman Towns 

The opposite. The Secretary spoke with several members the CBC today who were all supportive. 
From: Wilson, Denise 
To: Berge, John Sent: Tue Jul20 16:28:002010 
Subject: Re: Chairman Towns Ron way too wound this. He's saying the CSC will all over this. What have you heard? Denise Wilson Special Assistant the President Office legislative Affairs 
The White House 
From: Berge, John  
To: Wilson, Denise 
Sent: Tue Jul20 16:26:032010 
Subject: Re: Chairman Towns 

Got and will follow up. 
----Original Message From: Wilson, Denise To: Berge, John Sent: TueJui20 16:21:222010 Subject: Chaimmn Towns 

His staff called. Towns wanls briefc