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JW v. DOJ 00916 Release Letter

JW v. DOJ 00916 Release Letter

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U.S. Department Justice
Federal Bureau Investigation
Washington, D.C. 20535
August 2018
MR. SEAN DUNAGAN
JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
SUITE 800
425 THIRD STREET,
WASHINGTON, 20024
FOIPA Request No.: 1370340-000
Subject: RECORDS BETWEEN FBI AND
CHRISTOPHER STEELE AND/OR ORBIS
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
(January 2016 Present)
Judicial Watch, Inc. U.S. Department Justice
Civil Action No. 1:17-cv-00916
Dear Mr. Dunagan:
This response your Freedom Information Act (FOIA) requests and subsequent civil
action.
Records responsive your requests are currently being processed. order avoid charging
duplication fees unnecessarily, have made these records available the FBI FOIA Library (The Vault) the FBI public website, http://vault.fbi.gov. the right-hand side the home page, under the
heading Vault Links you can search for your subject alphabetically (click A-Z Index category (click Categories entering text into our search engine (click Search Vault For records
responsive these requests, please enter Records between FBI and Christopher Steele the search
term.
The available documents represent interim release information responsive your Freedom Information Act (FOIA) request. You will notified when additional releases are available.
For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories law enforcement and national
security records from the requirements the FOIA. See U.S. 552(c) (2006 Supp. (2010). This
response limited those records that are subject the requirements the FOIA. This standard
notification that given all our requesters and should not taken indication that excluded records
do, not, exist.
Although your request litigation, are required law provide you the following
information:
You may file appeal writing the Director, Office Information Policy (OIP), United States
Department Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20530-0001, you
may submit appeal through OIPs FOIA online portal creating account the following web
site: https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home. Your appeal must postmarked
electronically transmitted within ninety (90) days from the date this letter order considered timely. you submit your appeal mail, both the letter and the envelope should clearly marked Freedom
Information Act Appeal. Please cite the FOIPA Request Number assigned your request that may
easily identified.
You may seek dispute resolution services contacting the Office Government Information
Services (OGIS) 877-684-6448, emailing ogis@nara.gov. Alternatively, you may contact the FBI
FOIA Public Liaison emailing foipaquestions@fbi.gov. you submit your dispute resolution
correspondence email, the subject heading should clearly state Dispute Resolution Services. Please
also cite the FOIPA Request Number assigned your request may easily identified.
Enclosed for your information copy the FBI Fact Sheet and Explanation Exemptions.
Sincerely,
David Hardy
Section Chief,
Record/Information
Dissemination Section
Records Management Division
Enclosures
FBI FACT SHEET
The primary functions the FBI are national security and law enforcement.
The FBI does not keep file every citizen the United States.
The FBI was not established until 1908 and have very few records prior the 1920s.
FBI files generally contain reports FBI investigations wide range matters, including counterterrorism,
counter-intelligence, cyber crime, public corruption, civil rights, organized crime, white collar crime, major thefts,
violent crime, and applicants.
The FBI does not issue clearances non-clearances for anyone other than its own personnel persons
having access FBI facilities. Background investigations for security clearances are conducted many
different Government agencies. Persons who received clearance while the military employed with some
other government agency should contact that entity. Most government agencies have websites which are
accessible the internet which have their contact information. identity history summary check rap sheet NOT the same FBI file. listing
information taken from fingerprint cards and related documents submitted the FBI connection with arrests,
federal employment, naturalization military service. The subject rap sheet may obtain copy
submitting written request FBI CJIS Division Summary Request, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg,
26306. Along with specific written request, the individual must submit new full set his/her fingerprints
order locate the record, establish positive identification, and ensure that individual records are not
disseminated unauthorized person. The fingerprint submission must include the subject name, date and
place birth. There required fee $18 for this service, which must submitted money order
certified check made payable the Treasury the United States. credit card payment option also
available. Forms for this option and additional directions may obtained accessing the FBI Web site
www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks.
The National Name Check Program (NNCP) conducts search the FBI Universal Index (UNI) identify
any information contained FBI records that may associated with individual and provides the results that
search requesting federal, state local agency. Names are searched multitude combinations and
phonetic spellings ensure all records are located. The NNCP also searches for both main and cross
reference files. main file entry that carries the name corresponding the subject file, while cross
reference merely mention individual contained file. The results from search this magnitude
can result several hits and idents individual. each instance where UNI has identified name
variation reference, information must reviewed determine applicable the individual question.
The Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) searches for records and provides copies FBI files
responsive Freedom Information Privacy Act (FOIPA) requests for information. RIDS provides
responsive documents requesters seeking reasonably described information. For FOIPA search, the
subject name, event, activity, business searched determine whether there associated investigative
file. This called main file search and differs from the NNCP search.
FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE FBI, VISIT OUR WEBSITE
www.fbi.gov
7/18/16
EXPLANATION EXEMPTIONS
SUBSECTIONS TITLE UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 552
(b)(1)
(A) specifically authorized under criteria established Executive order kept secret the interest national defense foreign
policy and (B) are fact properly classified such Executive order;
(b)(2)
related solely the internal personnel rules and practices agency;
(b)(3)
specifically exempted from disclosure statute (other than section 552b this title), provided that such statute (A) requires that the
matters withheld from the public such manner leave discretion issue, (B) establishes particular criteria for withholding refers particular types matters withheld;
(b)(4)
trade secrets and commercial financial information obtained from person and privileged confidential;
(b)(5)
inter-agency intra-agency memorandums letters which would not available law party other than agency litigation with
the agency;
(b)(6)
personnel and medical files and similar files the disclosure which would constitute clearly unwarranted invasion personal privacy;
(b)(7)
records information compiled for law enforcement purposes, but only the extent that the production such law enforcement records information could reasonably expected interfere with enforcement proceedings, would deprive person right
fair trial impartial adjudication, could reasonably expected constitute unwarranted invasion personal privacy,
could reasonably expected disclose the identity confidential source, including State, local, foreign agency authority any
private institution which furnished information confidential basis, and, the case record information compiled criminal law
enforcement authority the course criminal investigation, agency conducting lawful national security intelligence
investigation, information furnished confidential source, would disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement
investigations prosecutions, would disclose guidelines for law enforcement investigations prosecutions such disclosure could
reasonably expected risk circumvention the law, could reasonably expected endanger the life physical safety any
individual;
(b)(8)
contained related examination, operating, condition reports prepared by, behalf of, for the use agency responsible for
the regulation supervision financial institutions;
(b)(9)
geological and geophysical information and data, including maps, concerning wells.
SUBSECTIONS TITLE UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 552a
(d)(5)
information compiled reasonable anticipation civil action proceeding;
(j)(2)
material reporting investigative efforts pertaining the enforcement criminal law including efforts prevent, control, reduce crime apprehend criminals;
(k)(1)
information which currently and properly classified pursuant Executive order the interest the national defense foreign
policy, for example, information involving intelligence sources methods;
(k)(2)
investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes, other than criminal, which did not result loss right, benefit
privilege under Federal programs, which would identify source who furnished information pursuant promise that his/her identity
would held confidence;
(k)(3)
material maintained connection with providing protective services the President the United States any other individual pursuant the authority Title 18, United States Code, Section 3056;
(k)(4)
required statute maintained and used solely statistical records;
(k)(5)
investigatory material compiled solely for the purpose determining suitability, eligibility, qualifications for Federal civilian
employment for access classified information, the disclosure which would reveal the identity the person who furnished
information pursuant promise that his/her identity would held confidence;
(k)(6)
testing examination material used determine individual qualifications for appointment promotion Federal Government service release which would compromise the testing examination process;
(k)(7)
material used determine potential for promotion the armed services, the disclosure which would reveal the identity the person
who furnished the material pursuant promise that his/her identity would held confidence.
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