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DS 1904 HRC Abedin 2017 production FOIA

DS 1904 HRC Abedin 2017 production FOIA

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Date Created:August 26, 2015

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Because one above the law!
August 26, 2015
Office Infonnation Programs and Services
AlGIS/IPS/RL Department State
Washington, 20522-8100
Re: Freedom Information Act Request
Dear Freedom Infonnation Officer:
Pursuant the Freedom ofInfonnation Act (FOIA), U.S.c. 552, Judicial
Watch, Inc. hereby requests that the Department State produce the following within
twenty (20) business days:
Any and all DS-1904 (Authorization for the Removal Personal Papers
and Non-Record Materials) forms complete by, behalf of, any the
following individuals:
Former Secretary Hillary Clinton
Former Chief Staff Cheryl Mills
Former Deputy Chief Staff Huma Abedin
Former Deputy Chief Staff Jacob Sullivan any responsive record portion thereof claimed exempt from
production under FOIA, please provide sufficient identifying infonnation 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 portion responsive record
must provided, after redaction any allegedly exempt material. U.S.C. 552(b).
For purposes this request, the tenn record shall mean: (1) any written,
printed, typed material any kind, including without limitation all correspondence,
memoranda, notes, messages, letters, cards, facsimiles, papers, fonns, 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
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August 26, 2015
electronically, magnetically, mechanically stored material any kind, including
without limitation all electronic mail e-mail; (3) any audio, aural, visual, video
records, recordings, representations any kind; (4) any graphic materials and data
compilations from which information can obtained; and (5) any 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)(4)(A)(ii)(II) because member
the news media. National Security Archive Department ofDefense 880 F.2d 1381,
1387 (D.C. Cir. 1989)(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. Us. Department ofJustice, 133 Supp.2d (D.D.C. 2000);
and, Judicial Watch, Inc. Department ofDefense 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 editorial
skills tum 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 both 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. 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 of2007, which amended FOIA U.S.C.
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 Watchs ongoing efforts document the operations and activities the federal government and educate the
Department State
August 26, 2015
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 Watchs website, andlor 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 search costs 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. you not understand this request any portion thereof, you feel you
require clarification this request any portion thereof, please contact immediately 202-646-5172 look forward receiving the
requested documents and waiver both search and duplication costs within twenty
(20) business days. Thank you for your cooperation.
Sean Dunagan
Judicial Watch