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JW v DOJ 1239 Productions 3 and 4 Combined

JW v DOJ 1239 Productions 3 and 4 Combined

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U.S. Department Justice
Criminal Division
Office Enforcement Operations
Washington, D.C. 20530
March 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 third 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 775 pages records, this Office has determined that seventy
one pages are appropriate for release with excisions and 704 pages are being withheld full
pursuant to: U.S.C, 552(b)(3), which concerns matters specifically exempted from release statute (in this instance, U.S.C. 6103, which pertains tax return
information); U.S.C. 552(b)(5), which concerns certain inter- and intra-agency
communications protected the deliberative process privilege, and the attorney
work-product privilege; 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.
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 received within sixty days from the date this letter. 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) To:
Documents [IWOV-DMS.FID372443]
Subject: RE:
(b)(6), (7)(C)
The BOLO Timeline attached. Regarding any additional documents, clarify, what provided
you what provided Holly Paz response the TIGTA document requests. Those were the
emails the large binder that had the proffer. There second, smaller binder, that contains
gave us, but were not responsive TIGTAs request. That includes the Lois Lerner
(b)(6), (7)(C) documents
email and emails regarding the left-leaning organizations. Also, the disk that sent the IRS for
entire Advocacy Organizations folder
eventual production Congress and you contains
from email account, some which duplicative the documents produced TIGTA (that you
now have). The volume data the disk quite large. have not managed make sense, available talk well that you can have complete
understanding what have. Thanks.
(b)(6), (7)(C)]
Sent Tuesday, July 16, 2013 7:22
(b)(6), (7)(C) To:
Documents [IWOV-DMS.FID372443]
Subject: RE:
One last issue the documents. noticed that the last documents are dated about July 2012. For
(b)(6), (7)(C) example, the email that.= sent Lerner after the May 10, 2013, announcement was not
included. Are there some emails not included this batch and, so, are you position provide
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:25
(b)(6), (7)(C) To:
Cc:; 111111111111111@tigta.treas.govi;
Subject: Re:
Documents [IWOV-DMS.F1D372443]
(b)(6), (7)(C)
Are you still intending send the timeline, which per email last week will subject the proffer
Sent: Monda Jul 15, 2013 03:31 Eastern Standard Time
(b)(6), (7)(C) To:
Documents [IWOV-DMS.F1D372443]
Subject: RE:
(b)(6), (7)(C) am_
Thank you much. Really appreciate it.
(b)(6), (7)(C) 1.1
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2013 3:15
(b)(6), (7)(C) To:
Subject: RE:
Documents [IWOV-DMS.FID372443]
(b)(6), (7)(C) 111111 discussed, sending you two attachments. One the emails from before 3/1/12 and one
after. Please aware though that organizing date went with the most recent date the email
chain, something that was forwarded replied after 3/1/12 may still have emails further back
the chain that pre-date 3/1/12. Let know you have any questions have any trouble with the
(b)(6), (7)(C)
(b)(6), (7)(C) From:
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 6:05
(b)(6), (7)(C) cc:
(b)(6), (7)(C)
Thank you again for meeting with yesterday. write follow the two document related issues discussed.
First, would appreciate receiving the time line related the TAG spreadsheet and BOLO that
(b)(6), (7)(C) EMS prepared. stated, that timeline will covered the proffer agreement.
executed yesterday. will scan and email you copy the proffer agreement when return
Second, would also appreciate obtaining the email communications that you obtained from
pertaining the 501(c)-application issues discussed yesterday, i.e., the public allegations
that the IRS targeted certain groups based their political viewpoints, particular groups associated
with the Tea Party. explained yesterday, due the filter procedures have place, could you
please divide the communications into two groups, those dated before and those dated after
March 2012? the extent practical, the emails dated after March 2012, should placed
(b)(6), (7)(C) sealed envelope otherwise clearly separated from the first batch (i.e., they are scanned and
emailed, please separate files). the extent any these applications contain taxpayer
information, return information, and/or taxpayer return information, the Department Justice and the
FBI have referral authority under U.S.C. 6103(h) view this information virtue our participation
,who was present the meeting joint investigation with TIGTA. have ccd TIGTA
yesterday and confirmed this orally, further confirm way this writing. Please let know you
have any questions concerning that. are happy receive the documents via email hard copy whatever easiest for you. you
prefer send the documents email, please encrypt them the extent they contain information
covered 6103 (this function available PDF); you prefer provide them hard copy, please
let know that and can make arrangements pick them up.
Thank you again for your cooperation this matter appreciate it.
(b)(6), (7)(C)
Trial Attorney
Public Integrity Section
Criminal Division
United States Department Justice
1400 New York Ave, NW, 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
(b)(6), (7)(C)
This email message, together with any attachments, intended only for the
personal and confidential use the recipient(s) named above. This message
may attorney-client communication and such privileged and
confidential. you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have
received this document error and that any review, dissemination,
distribution, copying this message strictly prohibited. you have
received this message error, please notify immediately telephone return email and delete this message, along with any
(b)(6), (7)(C)
attachments, from your computer.
Thank You
This email message, together with any attachments, intended only for the
personal and confidential use the recipient(s) named above. This message
may attorney-client communication and such privileged and

Subject:1111011111111 thought that addition the letter forwarded Friday that whom
deferred was going call and confirm that the position stated your letter was correct
(b)(6), (7)(C) and thatll. was authorized speak Wednesday? Please see
E-mail 11.1
from Friday 2:49 P.M. E-mail your letter neglected raise that part our
conversation. Sorry.
(b)(6), (7)(C)
message intended only for the person entity which addressed and may contain confidential
and/or privileged material. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure distribution prohibited. you
are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender reply e-mail and destroy all copies the
original message. you are the intended recipient but not wish receive communications through
this medium, please advise the sender immediately.
(b)(6), (7)(C) To: