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July 30, 2013 
VIA CERTIFIED MAIL FACSIMILE 
Michelle Meeks 
Information and Privacy Coordinator Central Intelligence Agency Washington, D.C. 20505 
(703) 613-3007 
Re: Freedom Information Act nest 
Dear Ms. Meeks: 
Pursuant the Freedom oflnformation Act (FOIA), U.S.C.  552, Judicial Watch, Inc. hereby requests that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) produce the following within twenty (20) business days: 	
Any and all records communication concerning, regarding, relating the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR); 	
Any and all records communications between the CIA and CAIR. 

The time frame for this request runs from January 2011 the present. call your attention President Obama's January 21, 2009 Memorandum concerning the Freedom oflnformation Act, which states: 
All agencies should adopt presumption favor disclosure, order renew their commitment the principles embodied FOIA ... The presumption disclosure should applied all decisions involving 
FOIA.1 
The memo further provides that "The Freedom Informirtion Act should administered with clear presumption: the case ofdoubt, openness prevails." 
Nevertheless, any responsive record portion thereof claimed exempt Freedom oflnfonnation Act. Pres. Mem. January 21, 2009, Fed. Reg. 4683. 
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July 30, 2013 
from production under FOIA, please provide sufficient identifying information with respect each allegedly exempt record portion thereof allow assess the 
propriety the claimed exemption. Vaughn Rosen, 484 F.2d 820 (D.C. Cir. 1973), 
cert. denied, 415 U.S. 977 (1974). addition, any reasonably segregable po1tion responsive record must provided, after redaction any allegedly exempt material. 
u.s.c.  552(b). 
For purposes this request, the term ''record'' shall mean: (1) any written, printed, typed material any kind, including without limitation all correspondence, 
memoranda, notes, messages, letters, cards, facsimiles, papers, forms, telephone 
messages, diaries, schedules, calendars, chronological data, minutes, books, reports, charts, lists, ledgers, invoices, worksheets, receipts, returns, computer printouts, printed matter, prospectuses, statements, checks, statistics, surveys, affidavits, contracts, agreements, transcripts, magazine newspaper articles, press releases; (2) any electronically, magnetically, or mechanically stored material any kind, including without limitation all electronic mail e-mail; (3) any audio, aural, visual, video 
records, recordings, representations any kind; any graphi materials and data 
compilations from which information can obtained; and (5) materials using other 
means preserving thought expression. 
Judicial Watch also hereby requests waiver both search and duplication fees pursuant U.S.C.  552(a)(4)(A)(ii)(II) and (a)(4)(A)(iii). Judicial Watch entitled waiver search fees under U.S.C.  552(a)( )(A)(ii)(ll) because member the news media. National Security Archive Department Defense, 880 F.2d 1381, 1387 (D.C. Cir. 989)(defining news media within FOIA context). Judicial Watch has also been recognized member the news media other FOIA litigation. See, e.g., Judicial Watch, Inc. U.S. Department Justice, 133 Supp.2d (D.D.C. 2000); and, Judicial Watch, Inc. Department Defense, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44003, 
(D.D.C. June 28, 2006). Judicial Watch regularly obtains information about the operations and activities government through FOIA and other means, uses its edjtorial skills turn this information into distinct works, and publishes and disseminates these works the public. intends likewise with the records receives response this request. 
Judicial Watch also entitled complete waiver bot.ll search fees and 
duplication fees pursuant U.S.C.  552(a)(4)(A)(iii). Under this provision, records: 
shall furnished without any charge charge 
reduced below the fees established under clause (ii) 
disclosure the information the public interest 
because likely contribute significantly public 
understanding the operations activities government 
and not primarily the commercial interest the 
requester. 

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July 30, 2013 U.S.C.  552(a)(4)(A)(iii). addition, records are not produced within twenty (20) business days, Judicial Watch entitled complete waiver search and duplication fees under Section 6(b) the OPEN Government Act 2007, which amended FOIA U.S.C.  (a)(4)(A)(viii). 
Judicial Watch 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, educational organization, and, definition, has commercial purpose. Judicial Watch exists educate the public about the operations and activities government, well increase public understanding about the importance ethics and the rule law government. The 
particular records requested herein are sought part Judicial Watch's ongoing efforts document the operations and activities the federal government and educate the 
public about these operations and activities. Once Judicial Watch obtains the requested 
records, intends analyze them and disseminate the results its analysis, well the records themselves, special written report. Judicial Watch will also educate the public via radio programs, Judicial Watch's website, and/or newsletter, among other 
outlets. also will make the records available other members the media 
researchers upon request. Judicial Watch has proven ability disseminate information obtained through FOIA the public, demonstrated its long-standing and continuing public outreach efforts. 

Given these circumstances, Judicial Watch entitled public interest fee 
waiver both searchcosts and duplication costs. Nonetheless, the event our request 
for waiver search and/or duplication costs denied, Judicial Watch willing pay $350.00 search and/or duplication costs. Judicial Watch requests that contacted before any such costs are incurred, order prioritize search and duplication efforts. effort facilitate record production within the statutory time limit, Judicial Watch willing accept documents electronic format (e.g. e-mail, .pdfs). When necessary, Judicial Watch will also accept the "rolling production" documents. 
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July 30, 2013 Page you not understand this request any portion thereof, you feel you require clarification this request any portion thereof, please contact immediately 202-646-5172 jmccarthy@judicialwatch.org. look forward receiving the requested documents and waiver both search and duplication costs within twenty 
(20) business days. Thank you for your cooperation. 

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