Skip to content

Get Judicial Watch Updates!

DONATE

Judicial Watch • JW v DOJ Yates docs Nov 17 00832

JW v DOJ Yates docs Nov 17 00832

JW v DOJ Yates docs Nov 17 00832

Page 1: JW v DOJ Yates docs Nov 17 00832

Category:

Number of Pages:44

Date Created:December 5, 2017

Date Uploaded to the Library:December 05, 2017

Tags:USACAN, flynn, sally, Acting, Yates, 00832, USDOJ, Nov, Monday, Docs, message, Attorney, justice, ATF, Obama, FBI, document, DOJ, department, FOIA, office


File Scanned for Malware

Donate now to keep these documents public!


See Generated Text   ∨

Autogenerated text from PDF

U.S. Department Justice
Office Information Policy
Suite 11050
1425 New York Avenue,
Washington, 20530-0001
Telephone: (202) 514-3642
November 24, 2017
Mr. Sean Dunagan
Judicial Watch, Inc.
425 Third Street,
Suite 800
Washington, 20024
sdunagan@judicialwatch.org
Re:
DOJ-2017-002048 (AG)
No.1:17-cv-00832
DRC:JRS
Dear Mr. Dunagan:
This final response your Freedom Information Act (FOIA) request and related
lawsuit, seeking emails from former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for the period January 21, 2017, through January 31, 2017. letter dated October 24, 2017, provided you with interim response and
informed you that were continuing process records. Our work your request now
complete. have completed processing additional 110 pages records responsive
your request. have determined that four pages are appropriate for release without excision.
have also determined that thirty-eight pages are appropriate for release with certain excisions
made pursuant Exemptions and the FOIA, U.S.C. 552(b)(5) and (b)(6), and copies
are enclosed. Exemption pertains certain inter- and intra-agency communications
protected the deliberative process privilege and attorney work-product privilege.
Exemption pertains information the release which would constitute clearly
unwarranted invasion the personal privacy third parties.
The remaining sixty-eight pages are being withheld full pursuant Exemptions
and the FOIA. Please note that the records withheld pursuant Exemption pertain
inter- and intra-agency communications protected the deliberative process privilege and
attorney work-product privilege.
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) (2015)
(amended 2016). 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.
Please advised that certain paragraphs within these thirty-eight pages have been released matter
discretion.
-2If you have any questions regarding this response, please contact James Bickford the
Department Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch, (202) 305-7632.
Sincerely,
Daniel Castellano
Senior Attorney
Enclosures
SENSITIVE HIGH-PROFILE MATTERS WITHIN NEXT TWO WEEKS
COMPONENT
ISSUES/MATTERS
ATJ
None.
ATR
CONTACTS
(b) (5)
Brent Snyder
(b) (5)
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
BOP
Thomas Kane
Judi Garrett
Hugh Hurwitz
Sonya Thompson
RRC Inmate/Clemency Recipient Assassinated: Monday, January 23, federal inmate residing halfway house (Residential Reentry Center RRC) Saginaw was shot and killed. This
case significant because the deceased was granted clemency President Obama last November.
Additionally, the manner which the inmate was killed quite unusual; two masked men
(unidentified and large) entered the RRC with AK-47 machine guns, and proceeded the
inmates bunk where they shot him multiple times. staff were injured.
CIV
Joyce Branda
Karen Bloom
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
was
or,
n).
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
al.
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
ott
eir
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
nt.
d).
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
ast
or.
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
er.
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
COPS
Russell Washington
(b) (5)
Listening Session: COPS providing Collaborative Reform technical assistance the Ft. Pierce
(FL) Police Department. part the collaborative reform process, the COPS Office will
conduct community town hall listening session Wednesday, February allow for the
community present ideas and concerns, and generate support for the collaborative reform
process and partnership between the Ft. Pierce Police Department and the COPS Office.
Publications: The COPS Office partnered with the International Association Chiefs Police
(IACP) produce Partnering with Communities Color Online Toolkit for use law
enforcement agencies help promote positive relationships between them and the communities
they serve. This online toolkit will maintained the IACP website, and could released next
week, pending approval.
After Action Report: The COPS Office finalizing its Critical Response after action review the
Minneapolis (MN) Police Department response the November-December 2015 protests and
takeover police precinct. This report will ready for public release early the week
February 13th, and would likely generate significant local media coverage.
Speaking Engagement: The COPS Acting Director has been requested speak the National
Sherriff Association Winter Conference, February 4-7, 2017, Washington D.C. the Youth and
Juvenile Justice Committee.
CRM
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
Kenneth Blanco
James Mann
(b) (5)
ra.
ns.
(b) (5)
his
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
al.
pt.
all
CRS
Gerri Ratliff
None.
Antoinette Barksdale
Theresa Segovia
CRT
Tom Wheeler
(b) (5)
Kathleen Toomey
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
Chicago Police Department: January 13, CRT issued its report the Chicago Police
Department. CRT and the U.S. Attorney Office (ND IL) are conversations about next steps,
including conversations with the City.
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
vil
ct.
DEA
Michael Ben Ary
(b) (5), (b) (6)
ENRD
Pipeline Executive Order and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Protests: Tuesday, January 24, President
Trump signed executive order authorizing the resumption the construction the Dakota
Access Pipeline. ENRD filed notice with federal court hearing matter related this pipeline.
The notice simply informed the court the president action.
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
Jeffrey Wood
(b) (5)
uit
nt.
ast
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
(b) (5)
JMD
Lee Lofthus
(b) (5)
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
(b) (5)
(b) (5)
Mary McCord
NSD
Bradley Weinsheimer
er,
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
urt
(b) (5)
Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) Matter re: Lt. General Michael Flynn/Flynn Intel Group,
Inc.: November 2016, Lt. General Flynn published editorial The Hill that expressed
views that were highly critical the Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen and that were similar those
previously expressed the President Turkey and other Turkish officials. light that
editorial and reports the media about potential ties between Lt. General Flynn and others who
might acting behalf the Government Turkey, November 30, 2016, NSD requested
additional information from Lt. General Flynn and his firm, Flynn Intel Group, Inc. (FIG).
January 11, 2017, Flynn counsel responded and advised that the General and FIG will probably
register under FARA, which could happen imminently and would public. Any such registration
should disclose the foreign principal(s) whose behalf Lt. General Flynn was acting and his
compensation, among other information.
Attorney General Reports Congress re: National Security Letters: The various statutes
authorizing the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) issue National Security Letters require the
Attorney General submit semiannual reports Congress regarding requests made the FBI
under the NSL authorities. The next semiannual report due Congress Wednesday,
February 2017. Ordinarily, these reports are transmitted Congress the Office Legislative
Affairs, with Attorney General approval. not anticipate that these reports will garner
significant attention.
FISA Section 702 Reauthorization: Section 702 the FISA Amendments Act 2008 permits the
Attorney General and the Director National Intelligence (DNI) jointly authorize targeting
non-U.S. persons reasonably believed located outside the United States for foreign
intelligence collection. This authority scheduled expire December 31, 2017, and because its extreme importance U.S. national security, Section 702 reauthorization should top
DOJ legislative priority. The DNI has drafted letter Congress formally requesting
reauthorization, which the Attorney General expected join. NSD anticipates that the
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
reauthorization process will last throughout 2017, imperative begin the process soon
possible avoid any gaps authority.
(b) (5)
nt.
s).
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
Classified FISA Matter: There matter relating Section 702 FISA that can briefed
ADAG Tashina Gauhar appropriate setting.
(b) (5)
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
(b) (5)
NSD Attorney London for Meetings. NSD attorney David Laufman London for series
speaking engagements and meetings starting yesterday, January 26, through Wednesday, February These events include remarks Defense and Network Security Conference, leading
Intelligence Community roundtable the U.S. embassy, and meeting with U.K. reporters
discuss NSD/CES and its key priorities.
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
Roundtable With Community Leaders: Thursday, February Acting AAG Mary McCord will
host VTC roundtable with Arab- and Muslim-American community leaders and USAOs issues
related countering violent extremism.
OCDETF
None.
Bruce Ohr
OJP Tuesday, January 31, Los Angeles, NIJ Principal Deputy Director and Chief Staff Howard
Maureen Henneberg
Spivak gives the keynote address the 21st Annual UCLA Healthcare Symposium, Gun Violence
and Our Health: Finding Solutions through the Lens Social Justice, which explores the
Howard Spivak
relationship between gun violence, the health care system, and social justice. Dr. Spivak address
will focus public health approaches reduce gun violence.
Tracey Trautman Monday, January 30, Washington, BJA hosts VALOR Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid
Jeri Mulrow
Response Training (ALERRT) focus group meeting learn about, examine, discuss, and review
the current and basic strategies, tools, and resources used the active shooter training supported
Louis deBaca BJA. Since 2002, ALERRT has delivered vital active shooter response training nearly 40,000
law enforcement professionals throughout the nation. The goal this meeting will identifying
Eileen Garry
any new emerging trends and issues considered for future training. Monday, January 30, Washington, BJA brings together, partnership with the Police
Executive Research Forum (PERF), representatives from four jurisdictions discuss ways
Marilyn Roberts
Silas Darden
improve homicide rates and increase solvability within their respective jurisdictions. February BJS releases State Progress Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background
Checks: Fugitives from Justice. This report describes the requirements for entering warrants into
databases used the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) and explains
the challenges entering warrant records into state and national databases. describes recent
progress made states making warrant records more readily available the NICS. February BJS releases Justice Expenditures and Employment Extracts, 2012-Final, which
presents final 2012 estimates government expenditures and employment the national, federal,
state, and local levels for the following justice categories: police protection, all judicial and legal
functions (including prosecution, courts, and public defense), and corrections.
OLA
Pipeline Executive Order: Tuesday, January 24, President Trump signed executive order
authorizing the resumption the construction the Dakota Access Pipeline and reviving the
Keystone project. Based upon opposition both pipelines and recent protests relating them,
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001 Faith Burton
OLA anticipates inquiries and other communications from both supporters and opponents
Congress.
(b) (5)
OLP
Ryan Newman
(b) (5)
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
(b) (5)
(b) (5)
OPA
Peter Carr
(b) (5)
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
OPATTY
OSG
Lawrence Kupers
None.
(b) (5)
nt.
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
Noel Francisco
(b) (5)
OTJ
Tracy Toulou
Pipeline Executive Order and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Protests: Tuesday, January 24,
President Trump signed executive order authorizing the resumption the construction the
Jeanne Jacobs
Dakota Access Pipeline. Before the Army Corps effectively halted construction denying the
easement cross federal land December 2016, there were series calls federal, state
and local leaders and law enforcement North Dakota for DOJ send federal law enforcement
personnel assist state and local law enforcement with crowd control and handling the
protests. With three notable exceptions, due the limited missions and authorities ATF, DEA,
FBI and USMS, the Department declined send law enforcement personnel North
Dakota: USMS sent mobile tactical unit and personnel when the federal courthouse came under
threat, ATF leading criminal investigations into the use incendiary devises protestors, and
FBI sent agents from their Behavior Analysis and Crisis Management Unit. DOJ was also asked provide funding reimburse state and local law enforcement for overtime expenses. JMD and
OJP examined the Department budget and OJP grants and determined that North Dakota could
reprogram existing DOJ grants but that new money was available. interagency working
group (now inactive) was established coordinate response the protests; should the protests
recommence, the working group may need restarted.
TAX
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
David Hubbert
(b) (5)
(b) (5)
ss.
nt.
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
(b) (5)
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
USMS
None.
David Harlow
USTP
None.
Clifford White
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5276-000001
sayates@jmd.usdoj.gov
From:
Sent:
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:08
To:
(b)(6) former Acting Attorney General Yates
personal email
Subject:
Fwd: Mondays events
Begin forwarded message:
From: Ellis, Therese (CIV) 
Date: January 31, 2017 9:00:51 EST
To: Yates, Sally (ODAG) 
Subject: Mondays events
You are hero.
Therese Ellis
Supervisory Paralegal Specialist
Civil Appellate Staff, U.S. Dep Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, 20530
(b) (6)
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5111
From:
sayates@jmd.usdoj.gov
Sent:
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:20
To:
(b)(6) former Acting Attorney General Yates
personal email
Subject:
Fwd: Thank you.
Begin forwarded message:
From: Hudson, Sara (JMD) 
Date: January 31, 2017 12:11:13 EST
To: Yates, Sally (ODAG) 
Subject: Thank you.
Acting Yates, has been privilege, honor and inspiration serve under you. Thank you for your service, your
patriotism, and the example you set today, and every day have known and worked for you. proud have served the American people with you.
Best,
Sara
____________________
Sara Hudson
DOJ JMD Office the Chief Information Officer
Digital Services Expert Distinguished Fellow
sara.hudson@usdoj.gov
Office: HYPERLINK (b) (6)
Mobile: HYPERLIN (b) (6)
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5141
sayates@jmd.usdoj.gov
From:
Sent:
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:07
To:
(b)(6) former Acting Attorney General Yates
personal email
Subject:
Fwd: Thank you
Begin forwarded message:
From: Cabanillas, Christina (USANAC) 
Date: January 31, 2017 8:55:56 EST
To: Yates, Sally (ODAG) (JMD) 
Subject: Thank you
Bravo Sally. You stand for what DOJ represents courageous fidelity law and justice.
Thank you for your hard work behalf the United States and DOJ. wish you the very best the
future.
Chris
P.S. appellate AUSA Tucson and met you when you visited and spoke with our office.
currently detail the NAC.
Christina Cabanillas
Assistant Director Criminal Programs
Office Legal Education
Executive Office U.S. Attorneys
National Advocacy Center
1620 Pendleton Street
Columbia, S.C. 29201
Phone
(b) (6)
Email: christina.cabanillas@usdoj.gov
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5115
From:
Yates, Sally (ODAG)
Sent:
Monday, January 30, 2017 10:18
To:
(b)(6) former Acting Attorney General Yates
personal email
Subject:
FW: Thank you
-----Original Message----From: Hertz, Rachel (NSD)
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2017 10:12
To: Yates, Sally (ODAG) 
Subject: Thank you
Thank you for standing your principles. act bravery that makes proud serve.
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5010
From:
Yates, Sally (ODAG)
Sent:
Monday, January 30, 2017 8:57
To:
(b)(6) former Acting Attorney General Yates
personal email
Subject:
FW: Executive order
From: Clair, Jeffrey (CIV)
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2017 8:28
To: Yates, Sally (ODAG) 
Subject: Executive order
Thank you Yates. Ive been civil/appellate for years and have never seen administration with such
contempt for democratic values and the rule law. The Presidents order unconstitutional embarrassment
and applaud you for taking principled stand against defending it.
Sent from Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5063
From:
Yates, Sally (ODAG)
Sent:
Monday, January 30, 2017 8:57
To:
(b)(6) former Acting Attorney General Yates
personal email
Subject:
FW: Thank you
From: Moss, Benjamin (CIV) [mailto:bmoss@CIV.USDOJ.GOV]
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2017 7:58
To: Yates, Sally (ODAG) 
Subject: Thank you
Dear Acting Attorney General Yates:
Thank you for your leadership. You are inspiration.
Respectfully,
Ben Moss
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5058
From:
Chan, Merry (USACAN) 
Sent:
Monday, January 30, 2017 7:43
To:
Yates, Sally (ODAG) (JMD)
Subject:
FW: Message from the Acting Attorney General
Dear Acting Attorney General Yates,
Thank you for your leadership. This means lot lot people.
Sincerely,
Merry Jean Chan
From: Stretch, Brian (USACAN)
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2017 3:53
To: USACAN-ALL 
Subject: FW: Message from the Acting Attorney General
Folks. Please see the attached message from the Acting Attorney General. Thanks. Brian.
From: Wilkinson, Monty (USAEO)
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2017 3:18
To: USAEO-USAttorneysOnly 
Subject: Message from the Acting Attorney General
The Acting Attorney General asked that forward the attached message you.
Monty
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5090
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5090
From:
Yates, Sally (ODAG)
Sent:
Monday, January 30, 2017 8:57
To:
(b)(6) former Acting Attorney General Yates
personal email
Subject:
FW: Another subject besides
-----Original Message----From: Sines, Deborah (USADC) [mailto:Deborah.Sines@usdoj.gov]
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2017 8:47
To: Yates, Sally (ODAG) (JMD) 
Subject: Another subject besides
You have made very proud work for you. began with the case and has been reaffirmed recently. career
prosecutor, dont get say this often, but thank you.
Deborah Sines
Sent from iPhone
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5066
Yates, Sally (ODAG)
From:
Sent:
Monday, January 30, 2017 8:58
To:
(b)(6) former Acting Attorney General Yates
personal email
Subject:
FW: Message from the Acting Attorney General
Attachments:
Message from the Acting Attorney General.pdf
From: Osborn, Meredith (USACAN) [mailto:Meredith.Osborn@usdoj.gov]
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2017 7:18
To: Yates, Sally (ODAG) (JMD) 
Subject: FW: Message from the Acting Attorney General
Dear Acting Attorney General Yates,
Thank you for reaffirming the vital responsibility the Department Justice seek justice and stand for what
right. joined the Department Justice precisely that, and your actions show that who work here can
continue that even these difficult times.
Thank you for your leadership and integrity.
Sincerely,
Meredith Osborn
Assistant United States Attorney
Northern District California
Desk
Cell
(b) (6)
(b) (6)
From: Stretch, Brian (USACAN)
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2017 3:53
To: USACAN-ALL 
Subject: FW: Message from the Acting Attorney General
Folks. Please see the attached message from the Acting Attorney General. Thanks. Brian.
From: Wilkinson, Monty (USAEO)
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2017 3:18
To: USAEO-USAttorneysOnly 
Subject: Message from the Acting Attorney General
The Acting Attorney General asked that forward the attached message you.
Monty
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5065
From:
Yates, Sally (ODAG)
Sent:
Monday, January 30, 2017 8:59
To:
(b)(6) former Acting Attorney General Yates
personal email
Subject:
FW: Thank you
From: Alioto, Joseph (USACAN) [mailto:Joseph.Alioto@usdoj.gov]
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2017 7:04
To: Yates, Sally (ODAG) (JMD) 
Subject: Thank you
Dear Madam Acting Attorney General: 100% behind you and your decision today, and proud member the department
under your direction. Thank you for taking position many believe in.
Sincerely,
Joe Alioto
Joseph Alioto Jr.
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Organized Crime Strike Force
U.S. Attorney Office
1301 Clay Street, Suite 340S
Oakland, California 94612
(b) (6)
Joseph.Alioto@usdoj.gov
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5049
From:
Yates, Sally (ODAG)
Sent:
Monday, January 30, 2017 9:00
To:
(b)(6) former Acting Attorney General Yates
personal email
Subject:
FW: Message from the Acting Attorney General
From: Sweet, Joel (USAPAE) [mailto:Joel.Sweet@usdoj.gov]
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2017 6:52
To: Yates, Sally (ODAG) (JMD) 
Subject: Fwd: Message from the Acting Attorney General
God bless you!
Sent from iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: Lappen, Louis (USAPAE) 
Date: January 30, 2017 6:44:46 EST
To: USAPAE-All EDPA 
Subject: Message from the Acting Attorney General
FYI from the Acting Attorney General
Document ID: 0.7.10904.5059