JW FOIA request Strzok assignment
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August 17, 2017 VIA CERTIFIED MAIL AND EFOIPA PORTAL Federal Bureau Investigation Attn: FOI/PA Request Record/Information Dissemination Section 170 Marcel Drive Winchester, 22602-4843 Re: Freedom Information Act Request Dear Freedom Information Officer: Judicial Watch, Inc. Judicial Watch hereby requests that the Federal Bureau Investigation produce the following records pursuant the Freedom Information Act, U.S.C. 552 FOIA and the Privacy Act 1974, U.S.C 552a: Any and all records regarding, concerning, related the assignment FBI Supervisor Peter Strzok the special counsel investigation led former Director Robert Mueller. Any and all records regarding, concerning, related the reassignment FBI Supervisor Peter Strzok from the special counsel investigation another position within the FBI. This request includes, but not limited to, any and all forms SF-50 and/or SF-52, well any and all related records communication between any official, employee, representative the FBI and any other individual entity. Please determine whether comply with this request within the time period required FOIA and notify immediately your determination, the reasons therefor, and the right appeal any adverse determination the head the agency his her designee. U.S.C. 552(a)(6)(i). Please also produce all responsive records electronic format pdf preferred), convenient. also are willing accept rolling production responsive records will facilitate more timely production. Judicial Watch also hereby requests waiver both search and duplication fees. are entitled waiver search fees because are representative the news Federal Bureau Investigation August 17, 2017 media. See U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(A)(ii)(II); see also Cause Action Federal Trade Comm., 799 F.3d 1108 (D.C. Cir. 2015); Nat Sec. Archive U.S. Dep Defense, 880 F.2d 1381 (D.C. Cir. 1989). For more than twenty years, Judicial Watch has used FOIA and other investigative tools gather information about the operations and activities government, subject undisputed public interest. submit over 400 FOIA requests annually. Our personnel, which includes experienced journalists and professional writers staff and under contract, use their editorial skills turn this raw information into distinct works that are disseminated the public via our monthly newsletter, which has circulation over 300,000, weekly email update, which has over 600,000 subscribers, investigative bulletins, special reports, www.judicialwatch.org website, Corruption Chronicles blog, and social media, including Facebook and Twitter, among other distribution channels. have authored several books, including Corruption Chronicles Tom Fitton (Threshold Editions, July 24, 2012), and Clean House Tom Fitton (Threshold Editions, Aug. 30, 2016). 2012, produced documentary film, District Corruption, directed Stephen Bannon. Our news media status has been confirmed court rulings. See, e.g., Judicial Watch, Inc. U.S. Dep Defense, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44003, (D.D.C. June 28, 2006); Judicial Watch, Inc. U.S. Dep Justice, 133 Supp.2d (D.D.C. 2000). tax exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, have commercial interests and not seek the requested records for any commercial use. Rather, intend use the requested records part our ongoing investigative journalism and public education efforts promote integrity, transparency, and accountability government and fidelity the rule law. Judicial Watch also entitled waiver both search fees and duplication fees because disclosure the information the public interest. U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(A)(iii). Disclosure the requested records undoubtedly will shed light the operations activities the government. Cause Action, 799 F.3d 1115 (quoting U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(A)(iii)). Disclosure also likely contribute significantly the public understanding those operations activities because, among other reasons, Judicial Watch intends disseminate both the records and its findings reasonably broad audience persons interested the subject via its newsletter, email updates, investigative bulletins, website, blog, and its other, regular distribution channels. Cause Action, 799 F.3d 1116 (quoting Carney U.S. Dep Justice, F.3d 807, 815 (2d Cir. 1994)). Again, Judicial Watch does not seek the requested records for any commercial benefit for its own primary benefit, but instead seeks them part its ongoing investigative journalism and public education efforts promote integrity, transparency, and accountability government and fidelity the rule law. the event our request for waiver search and/or duplication costs denied, Judicial Watch agrees pay $300.00 search and/or duplication costs. Judicial Watch requests that contacted before any such costs are incurred, order prioritize search and duplication efforts. you not understand this request any portion thereof, you feel you Federal Bureau Investigation August 17, 2017 require clarification this request any portion thereof, please contact immediately 202-646-5172 email@example.com. Thank you for your cooperation. Sincerely, Sean Dunagan Judicial Watch, Inc.