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4th Production 14-cv-1956 (5-19-2015)

4th Production 14-cv-1956 (5-19-2015)

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Date Created:May 18, 2015

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U.S. Department Justice
Criminal Division
Office Enforcement Operations
Washington, D.C. 20530
May 19, 2015
Via Electronic Delivery
Ramona Raula Cotca, Esq.
Kate Bailey
Judicial Watch
425 Third Street, SW, Suite 800
Washington, 20024
Re: CRM-300444674
Dear Ms. Cotca:
This letter serves the fourth installment the Criminal Divisions rolling production Judicial Watch, Inc. U.S. Department Justice, 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 413 pages records, this Office has determined that forty
pages are appropriate for release with excisions and that 373 pages withheld full pursuant
to: U.S.C. 552(b)(5), which concerns certain inter- and intra-agency
communications protected the attorney-work product and deliberative process
privileges; 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. additional 166 pages reviewed records originated with the Federal Bureau
Investigation, additional 150 pages originated with the Internal Revenue Service, and
additional seven pages originated with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. accordance with C.F.R. 16.4(c) (2014), this Office has referred that material those
agencies for processing and response you. you have any questions regarding these referrals,
you may contact those agencies the following:
David Hardy, Chief
Record/Information Dissemination Section
Records Management Division
Federal Bureau Investigation
170 Marcel Drive
Winchester, 22602-4843
Tel: (540) 868-4500
Fax: (540) 868-4997
Amy Jones
Office the Chief Counsel, Disclosure Branch
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
1401 Street NW, Suite 469
Washington, 20005
Tel: (202) 622-4068
Fax: (202) 622-3339
Rhonda OReilly, FOIA Contact
Internal Revenue Service FOIA Stop 211
P.O. Box 621506
Atlanta, 30362-3006
Tel: (860) 756-4673
Fax: (860) 807-9215
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 Information Policy, United States Department Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, 20530-0001. Your
appeal must postmarked transmitted electronically within sixty days from the date this
letter. you submit your appeal mail, both the letter and the envelope should clearly
marked Freedom Information Act Appeal.
Kenneth Courter
Bradley Cohen, Esq.
U.S. Department Justice
P.O. Box 883
Washington, 20044
(b)(6), (7)(C)

(FBI) (b)(6), (7)(C) per FBI