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JW v State Draft b4 Vaughn 00687

JW v State Draft b4 Vaughn 00687

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CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT COMMUNICATION
PROTECTED Fed. Rule Evidence 408
Judicial Watch Department State (D.D.C. 15-cv-00687)
Draft Vaughn (b)(4) Redactions; F-2015-05056
September 15, 2015
Document C05772435 three-page email exchange which the top exchange from Jacob Sullivan former Secretary Hillary Clinton, dated and time-stamped
September 14, 2010 9:05 AM, with the subject line Fw: September EE Daily ready.
The bottom email the chain, which the only portion the email exchange which the
Department withheld information under Exemption U.S.C. 552(b)(4), email from
EE Publishing, LLC Department employee containing the EE Daily synopsis
environmental and energy issues Congress for the date September 14, 2010. The Department
held subscription access EE publishing service. The Department withheld the proprietary
text the EE Daily under FOIA Exemption because this text commercial intellectual
property the form compilation information, comments and analysis EE Publishing,
and therefore protected confidential and privileged commercial information. Release the
experts comments, insights, and analysis the public would make freely available valuable
commercial product that the sole property EE Publishing.
Document C05777590 two-page email exchange which the top exchange from Jacob Sullivan former Secretary Hillary Clinton, dated and time-stamped January
13, 2011 2:14 PM, with the subject line Report from Beijing. The two pages contain report
from Robert Hormats Jacob Sullivan about Mr. Hormats meetings Beijing. The
Department withheld information contained within two paragraphs Mr. Hormats report under
Exemption U.S.C. 552(b)(4), protect confidential commercial information about the
CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT COMMUNICATION
PROTECTED Fed. Rule Evidence 408
status two companies potential sales China. The release the withheld information would
provide business rivals with valuable information that not available the public about the
business practices and negotiating strategies two American corporations, which could cause
them less competitive with their rivals the future. Additionally, the release this
information could impair the Department ability obtain such information the future and
potentially impact the Department ability engage issues related American companies
activities abroad.
Documents C05772250 page), C05772251 pages), C05772252 pages),
and C05776774 pages) are four versions email exchange that all begin with email
from Huma Abedin former Secretary Hillary Clinton dated and time-stamped August 30, 2010
12:08 PM, with the subject line Krishna points will print but have. The 12:08PM email
contains talking points, statement purpose, and background information for proposed call. all four documents, the Department withheld identical portions the 12:08PM email and did
not withhold any information elsewhere the chains. The Department withheld from each
document one sentence the Background section the email under Exemption U.S.C.
552(b)(4), protect confidential commercial information regarding foreign business strategies
and decisions two American companies, including criteria the companies were considering
when determining whether enter certain markets. The release the withheld sentence would
provide business rivals with valuable commercial information that not available the public
about the business practices and negotiating strategies two American companies, which could
cause them less competitive with their rivals the future. Additionally, the release this
information could impair the Department ability obtain such information the future and
CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT COMMUNICATION
PROTECTED Fed. Rule Evidence 408
potentially impact the Department ability engage issues related American companies
activities abroad.
Document C05767631 six page white paper dated July 30, 2009, drafted
ManTech International Corporation. this white paper, ManTech describes the details and aims proprietary project proposal USAID. The Department withheld the document part
under FOIA Exemption 552(b)(4), protect this confidential commercial
information, including valuable commercial information about the technical approach, strategies,
and business practices ManTech. The release the proposal would reveal business
information that not currently publicly available and would potentially cause ManTech
less competitive with its rivals the future.
Documents C05766559 page), C05767777 pages), C05767779 page),
C05767778 pages), C05767802 pages), C05772544 pages), C05772545 pages), and
C05772571 pages) are email exchanges which include discussions regarding various
companies contributions and potential contributions the USA Pavilion for the Shanghai Expo.
Document C05766559 consists email dated December 22, 2009 from Kris Balderston
Philippe Reines, Elizabeth Bagley, and Huma Abedin, with the subject line Notes for
Landler Chat, which was then forwarded former Secretary Hillary Clinton. Documents
C05767777, C05767779, C05767778, C05767802, C05772544, C05772545, and C05772571 are
various versions email exchange between Kris Balderston and between January and
January 12, 2010, with the subject line Your technology dinner this evening. each these
documents, the Department withheld the dollar amounts ranges specific companies actual,
proposed pledged contributions for the Shanghai Expo under Exemption U.S.C.
552(b)(4). The release this information would reveal details about these companies financial
CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT COMMUNICATION
PROTECTED Fed. Rule Evidence 408
decision-making regarding the allocation their capital. The Department and the companies
engaged discussions about proposed pledged contributions with understanding that the
details such exchanges would kept confidential. Accordingly, the release this
information would not only reveal information not customarily released the public, but could
also impair the Department ability obtain such information the future.
Document C05779427 fourteen-page finalized questionnaire entitled
Narcotics Study, which attachment the email contained document C05779424. The
email C05779424 one page message from Judith McHale former Secretary Hillary
Clinton and others, dated and time-stamped March 2011 7:20 AM, with the subject line
Pakistan Focus Group. The questionnaire proprietary intellectual property The Rendon
Group TRG The Department withheld the document part under FOIA Exemption 552(b)(4), because this document commercial intellectual property the form
questionnaire constructed TRG gather specific information for the Department State.
TRG created the questionnaire based its unique experience and proprietary methodology, and
therefore protected confidential and privileged commercial information. Release TRG
finalized questionnaire the public would make freely available valuable commercial product TRG and, revealing methodology, would potentially cause TRG less competitive with
its rivals the future. The Department has conducted thorough review the document for the
purpose releasing any non-exempt information that could reasonably segregated for release
and has determined that there meaningful, non-exempt information that could released.
Document C05789946 three-page intra-agency email exchange which the
top exchange from Jacob Sullivan former Secretary Hillary Clinton, dated and time-stamped
May 2012 2:51 AM, with the subject line Fw: Express Delivery China: SPB meeting read-
CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT COMMUNICATION
PROTECTED Fed. Rule Evidence 408
out. The Department withheld sensitive business information two the emails the chain
under Exemption 552(b)(4). The withheld information reflects licensing and
business negotiations regarding two American companies commercial activity China. The
release the withheld information would provide business rivals with valuable information that not available the public about the business practices and negotiating strategies two
American corporations, which could cause them less competitive with their rivals the
future. Additionally, the release this information could impair the Department ability
obtain such information the future and potentially impact the Department ability engage issues related American companies activities abroad.