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Susan Rice Talking Points Email Traffic 12-20-13

Susan Rice Talking Points Email Traffic 12-20-13

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United States Department State WashingwnD.C. 20520 
DEC :J013 

Case No. F-2012-38774 
Ms. Kate Bailey Judicial Watch 425 Third Street SW, Suite 800 Washington, 20024 
Dear Ms. Bailey: refer our letter dated October 31, 2013, regarding the release certain Department State records under the Freedom Information Act, U.S.C.  
552. have identified additional documents that are responsive your request. have determined that these documents may released with excisions pursuant FOIA exemptions (b)(3), (b)(5), and (b)(6). enclosure explains Freedom Information Act exemptions and other grounds for withholding material. All released material enclosed. 
Review additional records the United States Mission the United Nations ongoing. will keep you informed your case progresses. you have any questions, you may contact Department Justice attorney Robert Prince (202) 305-3654. Please sure refer the case number, F2012-38774, and the civil action number, 13-951, all correspondence about this case. 
Sincerely, 

f:::tir. 
Office Information Programs and Services Enclosures: stated. 

The Freedom oflnformation Act USC 
FOIA Exemptions 
(b)(1) 	Information specifically authorized executive order kept secret the interest national defense foreign policy. Executive Order 13526 includes the following classification categories: .4(a) military plans, systems, operations; .4(b) foreign government information; .4(c) intelligence activities, sources methods, cryptology; .4(d) foreign relations foreign activities the US, including confidential sources; .4(e) scientific, technological, economic matters relating national security, 
including defense against transnational terrorism; .4(f) U.S. Government programs for safeguarding nuclear materials facilities; .4(g) 	vulnerabilities capabilities systems, installations, infrastructures, projects, plans, protection services relating national security, including defense against transnational terrorism; .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 552), for example: 
ARMEX Arms Exp01t Control Act, USC 2778(e) 
EXPORT Export Administration Act 1979, App. USC 241 l(c)(l) 
FSA Foreign Service Act 1980, USC 4003 4004 

INA Immigration and Nationality Act, USC 202(f) 
IRAN Iran Claims Settlement Act, Sec. 505, USC 1701, note 	Trade secrets and confidential commercial financial information 
(b)(S) 	Interagency intra-agency communications forming part tl)e deliberative process, 
attorney-client privilege, attorney work product 

(b)(6) 	Personal privacy infonnation 
(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 

Other Grounds for Withholding Material not responsive FOIA request excised with the agreement the requester 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415956 Date: 12/19/2013 
-- 
RELEASED PART B3CIA, 
Randall, James 
From: TessCarolne
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 7:42 
To: Pelton, Erin; Ryu, Rexon Pelofsky, Eric Ahmed, Salman 
Subject: Talking Points -Email Hill 

All the highlighted emails are staffer emails, Shank and Allen are HPSCI staff directors pretty sure). CIA PERS/ORG 
Hey guys, 
Please see the TPs (below) that were sent the Hill over the weekend. 
Thanks, CIA PERS/ORG 
-----Original Message---- CIA PERS/ORG 
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2012 3:06 
To: D_Grannis; MS_:Poindexter; Pau"i.Juola; Betsy_Schmfd; Cc: J_Russell; darren.dii:k; beather.molino CIA PERS/ORG. 
Subject: Talking Points 
All, 
Here are several talking points that may help your members. They are brief due the ongoing criminal investigation. pis pass these leadership. CIA PERS/ORG CIA PERS/ORG 
--The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations Benghazi were spontaneously Inspired the 
protests the Embassy Cairo and evolved into direct assault against the diplomatic post Benghazi and 
subsequently its annex. There are indications that extremists participated the violent demonstrations. 

--This assessment may change additional information collected and analyzed and currently available information 
continues evaluated. 

--The investigation on-going, and the Government working with Libyan authorities bring justice those responsible for the deaths citizens. 

again, please reach out any time You have desk number, and cell Thanks, Caroline 
From: Parker, 
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Subject: dlscussed Wyn dee 

Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2012 3:06 To: D_Grannis; MS_Poindexter; Michael.Allen; Tom Mclemore; Paul.Juola; Betsy_Schmid; Stewart_Holmes Cc: J_Russell; darren.dick; heather.molino; PERS/ORGSubject: Talking Points 
All, 
Here are several talking points that may help your members. They are brief due the 
ongoing criminal investigation 

c==::J: pls pass these leadership CIA PERS/ORG 
Thanks CIA PERS/ORG 
--The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations Benghazi were 
spontaneously inspired the protests the Embassy Cairo and evolved into direct 
assault against the diplomatic post Benghazi and subsequently its annex There are 
indications that extremists participated the violent demonstrations. 

--This assessment may change additional information collected and analyzed and 
currently available information continues evaluated. 

--The investigation on-going, and the Government working with Libyan authorities 
bring justice those responsible for the deaths citizens. UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415932 Date: 12/19/2013 PART 
Randall, James 
From: Tess, Caroline .Sent: 
Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:34 To: Michael 
Subject: 
AUTHORITY: Archie Bolster, Senior Reviewer! 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415932 Date: 12/19/2013 

Doc No. C05415932 Date: 12/19/2013 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415932 Date: 12/19/2013 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Doc No. C05415941 Date: 12/19/2013 -- 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415951 Date: 12/19/2013

Randall, James 
From: Tess, Caroline Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 3:13 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415951 Date: 12/19/2013 -- 

From: Pelton, Erin 
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 2:57 NSA. 
85, NSA NSA 

September 28, 2012 
85' 

From: Tess, Caroline Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 4:30 
To: 
Cc: 
Subject: 
Attachments: 

Tx, Caroline 
-........ 

From: Tess, caroline 
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 4:30 
To: Ahmed, Salman (USUN); Ryu, Rexon 'Pelton, Erin'

Tx, Caroline 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415954 Date: 12/19/2013 UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415961 Date: 12/1 9/2013  

From: Ryu, Rexon 
sent: 
To: 
Subject: 

From: Ryu, Rexon 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415961 Date: 12/19/2013 
--------..----... ------------------------- ---- From: Tess, caroline Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:18

To: Ahmed Salman USUN Rexon Y Pan c ael (USUN); Pelton, Erin; Pelofsky, Eric 
Subject: 
All-
Thanks, Caroline 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415961 Date: 12/19/2013 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415967 Date: 12/19/2013 

Randall, James 
From: Tess, Caroline Sent: 
Saturday, September29, 2012 4:55 
To: 
Subject: 

Tx, Caroline 
From: Ahmed, Salman (USUN) 

Sent: Saturday,
September 29, 2012 04:46 
To: Tess, Eric 

From: Tess, Caroline Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 04:34 To: Ahmed1 Salman (USUN); Pelofsky1 Eric 

From: Ahmed, Salman (USUN) Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 04:31 To: Pelofsky, Eric 

From: Pelofsky, Eric 
Sent: Saturday, September 291 2012 03:13 
To: Ahmed, Salman (USUN) 
Cc: Tess, caroline 

To: Ahmed Salman (USUN) 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415967 Date: 12/19/2013 
Subject: 

thanks, 
Eric 
SBU 
This email UNCLASSIFIED. 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415967 Date: 12/19/2013 
Thanks, Caroline 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415969 Date: 12/19/2013 

-----Original Message ----

From: Meridith 
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2012 11:28 
To: AJuned, Salman (USUN); Tess, Caroline; Pelton, Erin; Ryu, Rexon Pan, Michael (USUN); Mark Komblau Subject: 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415969 Date: 12/19/2013 
Caroline, 

Many thanks, 
Salman 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415969 Date: 12/19/2013 UNCLASSIFIED 

-----Original Message ----From: Tess, Caroline 

Many thanks, Caroline 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415981 Date: 12/19/2013 -- 
thanks,
Eric 

SBU 
This email UNCLASSIFIED. 

From: Ahmed, Salman (USUN) 
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 2:55 

Erin; Pelofsky, Eric 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415985 Date: 12/19/2013 

Randall, James 

From: Tess, Caroline
Sent: 
Saturday, September 29, 2012 4:35 

To: 
Subject: 

From: Ahmed, Salman {USUN) 
Sent: 5aturday, September 29, 2012 04:31 
To: Pelofsky, Eric  

From: Pelofsky, Eric Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 03:13 To: Ahmed, Salman (USUN) 
SBU 
This email UNCLASSIFIED. 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415985 
Date: 12/19/2013 

From: Tess, Caroline Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:18 
Thanks, Caroline 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415988 Date: 12/19/2013 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415991 Date: 12/19/2013 

Randall, James 
From: Tess, Caroline 
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 4:29 
To: 

Subject: 

Tx, 
From: Ahmed, Salman (USUN) 
Sent: Saturday, 
September 29, 2012 02:55 

To: Ryu, Rexon Erin; Pelofsky, Eric 
Subject: 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415992 Date: 12/19/2013 

From: Tess, Caroline Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 7:43 

Many thanks, Caroline 
This email UNCLASSIFIED. 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State 	Doc No. C05416000 Date: 12/19/2013 
Randall, James 
From: Tess, Caroline 
Sent: 

To: 
Cc: 
Subject: 
From: Mark Kornblau 	86. 
Sent: Sunday, 
To: Brooke Anderson 

85 
wrote: 

wrote: 
-----Original Message ----
From: Meridith 
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2012 :28 
To: Ahmed, Salman (USUN); Tess, Caroline; Pelton, Erin; Ryu, Rexon Pan, Michael (USUN); Mark 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416000 Date: 12/19/2013 

UNCLASSIFIED Obtained via FOIA Judicial Watch, Inc.U.S. Department State 
Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416000 Date: 12/19/2013 
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 07:43 

Subject: 
Many thanks, CaroJine 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416004 Date: 12/19/2013

-----Original Message ---- 
From: Meridith 
Sent: nday, 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416004 Date: 12/19/2013 
Many thanks, 
Salman 

-----Original Message ---- 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416004 Date: 12/19/2013 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416004 Date: 12/19/2013 

Many thanks, Caroline 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416006 Date: 12/19/2013 

-----original Message----
From: "Ahmed, Salman (USUN)"  Date: Sat, Sep 2012 20: 17: Obtained via FOIA Judicial Watch, Inc. 
Many thanks Salman 

Original Message ----From: Tess, Caroline Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 07:43 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416006 Date: 12/19/2013 
To: Ahmed, Salman Pelton Erin  Rexon v Pan Michael 
Many thanks, Caroline 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416014 Date: 12/19/2013 
From: Tess, Caroline 
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 07:43 
To: Ahmed, Salman USUN Pelton Erin Rexon Y Pan Michael (_USUN) 
Subject: 
Many thanks, Caroline 

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416017 Date: 12/19/2013 -- 

Randall, James 
From: Tess, Caroline 
Sent: 
To: 
Subject: 
 ------ Br;k 
Sent: Sunday, September 
To: Tess, caroline 
Subject: 

Brooke Anderson Sep 30, 2012, 12:40 PM, "Tess, Caroline" 

wrote: 
Brooke 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05416017 Date: 12/19/2013 
-----Original Message ----From: Meridith 

Many thanks, 
Salman 

Subject: 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F2012-38774 Doc No. C05416017 Date: 12/19/2013 

Many thanks, Caroline



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