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JW v Justice Page Strzok May status report 00154

JW v Justice Page Strzok May status report 00154

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Date Created:May 17, 2018

Date Uploaded to the Library:May 21, 2018

Tags:Page, Strozk, 00154, order, FBI, FOIA


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Case 1:18-cv-00154-RBW Document Filed 05/17/18 Page THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT COLUMBIA
Judicial Watch, Inc.,
Plaintiff,
No. 18-cv-154 RBW
U.S. Department Justice,
Defendant.
JOINT STATUS REPORT accordance with the Court order April 2018, plaintiff Judicial Watch, Inc. and
defendant U.S. Department Justice report follows:
This Freedom Information Act (FOIA) case seeking records from the
Federal Bureau Investigation. Judicial Watch FOIA request sought three categories
documents, all for the time frame February 2015, the present:
Any and all travel requests, travel authorizations, travel vouchers and
expense reports Peter Strozk; and
Any and all records communications, including but not limited to,
emails, text messages and instant chats, between FBI official Peter Strozk
and FBI attorney Lisa Page;
Any and all travel requests, travel authorizations, travel vouchers and
expense reports Lisa Page.
Between April and May 2018, the FBI processed the pages potentially
responsive records identified for categories (b) and (c). response sent Judicial Watch
May 2018, the FBI produced pages responsive records for categories (b) and (c).
The FBI has identified about 13,000 pages potentially responsive records for
category (a), including emails, attachments, and text messages. The parties propose the following
schedule govern further proceedings with respect the potentially responsive records identified
Case 1:18-cv-00154-RBW Document Filed 05/17/18 Page
for category (a): June 29, 2018, the FBI will process 500 pages potentially responsive
records and produce any responsive, non-exempt records Judicial Watch.
After June 29, 2018, monthly basis, the FBI will process 500 pages
potentially responsive records and produce any responsive, non-exempt
records Judicial Watch. September 2018, and thereafter quarterly basis (once every three
months), the first day the month (or, the first falls weekend
holiday, the next business day), the parties will file joint status report
advising the Court the FBI progress processing the request. proposed order with this schedule attached.
Personal email and messaging accounts:
Plaintiff position: Although the FBI has not yet produced Plaintiff
single text message between FBI official Peter Strozk and FBI attorney Lisa
individuals. Several the text messages produced Congress reference
work-related communications between the two individuals taking place
personal email accounts and iMessages. Such communications would
responsive category (a) Plaintiff FOIA request. May 2018,
Plaintiff sought confirmation from the FBI that had obtained possession the work-related communications located the personal devices
Plaintiff position processing time: rate 500 pages/month, the FBI does not
anticipate completing the processing Plaintiff FOIA request for least two years months exact. Because Plaintiff has not seen any records responsive its request and therefore does
not know how extensive review necessary, Plaintiff reserves its right challenge the FBI
processing time subsequent status reports.
Case 1:18-cv-00154-RBW Document Filed 05/17/18 Page
systems and that the communications are being searched for responsiveness. date, the FBI has not provided Plaintiff with such confirmation. Plaintiff
also has sought confirmation from the FBI that any work-related
communications located the personal devices systems are being
preserved. date, the FBI has not provided Plaintiff with that
confirmation either. May 21, 2018 Plaintiff does not receive
adequate assurances that potentially responsive records are being preserved
and/or collected and searched, Plaintiff intends seek preservation order
from this Court. See Preservation Order, Judicial Watch, Inc. U.S.
Department Homeland Security, Case No. 19-00967-RDM (D.D.C. Jan.
18, 2017); see also Minute Order, Judicial Watch, Inc. U.S. Department Justice, Case No. 17-cv-00029-EGS (D.D.C. Jan. 17, 2017);
Memorandum Opinion and Order, Competitive Enterprise Institute Office Science and Technology Policy, Case No. 14-00765-GK (D.D.C. Dec.
12, 2016). FBI position: The FBI still evaluating Judicial Watch requests.
Consideration this issue the Court therefore premature. The FBI
will respond and when the issue properly presented.
Case 1:18-cv-00154-RBW Document Filed 05/17/18 Page
Dated: May 17, 2018
Respectfully submitted,
/s/ Michael Bekesha
Michael Bekesha
D.C. Bar No. 995749
JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
425 Third Street SW, Suite 800
Washington, 20024
Phone: (202) 646-5172
CHAD READLER
Acting Assistant Attorney General
JESSIE LIU
United States Attorney
ELIZABETH SHAPIRO
Deputy Branch Director
Counsel for Plaintiff
Judicial Watch, Inc.
/s/ Garrett Coyle
GARRETT COYLE
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department Justice
Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, 20530
Phone: (202) 616-8016
Fax: (202) 616-8470
Email: garrett.coyle@usdoj.gov
Counsel for Defendant
U.S. Department Justice
Case 1:18-cv-00154-RBW Document 9-1 Filed 05/17/18 Page THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT COLUMBIA
Judicial Watch, Inc.,
Plaintiff,
No. 18-cv-154 RBW
U.S. Department Justice,
Defendant.
[PROPOSED] ORDER
The parties have filed joint proposed schedule governing further proceedings.
hereby ordered that the parties proposed schedule adopted. June 29, 2018, the FBI shall process 500 pages potentially responsive records and
produce any responsive, non-exempt records Judicial Watch.
After June 29, 2018, monthly basis, the FBI shall process 500 pages potentially
responsive records and produce any responsive, non-exempt records Judicial Watch. September 2018, and thereafter quarterly basis (once every three months),
the first day the month (or, the first falls weekend holiday, the next business day),
the parties shall file joint status report advising the Court the FBI progress processing
the request. ORDERED.
The Honorable Reggie Walton
United States District Judge
DATED: