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JW v DOJ Ohr Steele 01854

JW v DOJ Ohr Steele 01854

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U.S. Department Justice
Office Information Policy
Suite 11050
1425 New York Avenue,
Washington, 20530-0001
Telephone: (202) 514-3642
May 13, 2019
William Marshall
Judicial Watch
Re:
DOJ-2018-001549 (DAG)
18-cv-01854 (D.D.C.)
TAZ:BPF
Dear William Marshall:
This fourth interim response your FOIA request dated and received this Office May 29, 2018, which you requested records from the Office the Deputy Attorney
General (ODAG) relating Fusion GPS, Nellie Ohr, and/or Christopher Steele, dating since
January 2016. This response made behalf ODAG. December 19, 2018, April 15, 2019, and May 2019, provided you with
interim responses your request. have now completed processing additional two pages
containing records responsive your request, and have determined that they are appropriate
for release without excision.
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) (2012 Supp. 2017). 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.
-2If you have any questions regarding this response, please contact Michael Gerardi
the Department Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch, 202-616-0680.
Sincerely,
Timothy Ziese
Senior Reviewing Attorney
for
Vanessa Brinkmann
Senior Counsel
Enclosures
Kavalec, Kathleen
From:
Kavalec, thleen
Sent:
Monday, November 2016 :03
To:
Ohr, Bruce {ODAG)
Subject:
RE: Thanks and some links
Just re-looking notes from convo with Chris Steele, see that Chris Kukes has some connection Serge Millian, emigre who identified head the Russian-American Chamber Commerce.
According what Chris said early October, Millian has apparently disappeared, i.e. left the U.S.
and hasnt been seen recently. dont know anything about Millian, but referenced the ory: https://ig. ft. com/site s/trumps-russian-conne ctions/
Official SBU
UNCLASSIFIED
From: Ohr, Bruce (ODAG} [mailto:Bruce.G.Ohr@usdoj .gov]
Sent Monday, November 21, 2016 12:35
To: Kavalec, Kathleen,
Subject: RE: Thanks and some links
Kathy Thank you for taking the time meet with us. really hope can get something going here. very interesting may have heard about him from Tom Firestone ll, but cant recall for
certain. will take another look this.
Thanks again, and look forward seeing everyone the next meeting.
Bruce
From: Kavalec, Kathleen [mailto :Kava lecKA@st ate .gov)
Sent: Monday, Nove mber 21, 201612:17
To: Ohr, Bruce (ODAG} 
Subject: Thanks and some links
Bruce,
Thanks much for coming by. was very helpfu hear about the work the OCDE doing, and look
forward aying touch.
Regarding the person ntioned, Simon Kukes, low are couple links the story mentioned.
met Simon Kukes around 2014. Tom Firest one brought him in. Kukes had left Russia because said was
concerned might investigated recall said had gotten summons court some issue. Per
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safety. think maybe was also looking Israel. Not sure where ended up. this campaign
donation story, just wondered what, assuming this true, the original source the funding might have
been. Best, Kathy
http ://www.mother jones.com/politics/2016/09/major-russian-o il-magnate- just -gave-dona ld-trumpscampaign-major-cash
http:l/www.opensecrets.org/news/2016/09/russian-born-oil-magnate-gives-big-to-trump-victory/
Kathy Kavalec
Deputy Assist ant Secretary
Bureau European Affairs
Department State, Room 6226
Washington, D.C.
202-647-5146
Official SBU
UNCLASSIFIED
Document ID: 0.7.18991.5735