Arlen Specter

Ryan Weisensee filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America .
Tracking #

RD588027

NARA-NGC-2018-000790

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From: Ryan Weisensee

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Files held by NARA on deceased US senator from Pennsylvania, Arlen Specter (February 12, 1930 – October 14, 2012) that were delivered to the administration from either the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secret Service or the Central Intelligence Agency

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ryan Weisensee

From: National Archives and Records Administration

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=NARA-NGC-2018-000790&type=request)
* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2018-000790
* Requester Name: Ryan Weisensee
* Date Submitted: 08/20/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Files held by NARA on deceased US senator from Pennsylvania, Arlen Specter (February 12, 1930 – October 14, 2012) that were delivered to the administration from either the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secret Service or the Central Intelligence Agency
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Ryan Weisensee

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Weisensee,

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act request to the
National Archives and Records Administration, via the *FOIAOnline*
website. We received your request on August 20, 2018.

This office handles FOIA and Privacy Act requests for the National Archives
and Records Administration's *operational *records (records created by this
agency). Because your *FOIAOnline* request is for records that may be
*archival* records (records that were created by or originated in a
different agency but that may have been transferred to the legal custody of
NARA), we have forwarded it to our *Office of Research Services, Special
Access and FOIA* staff who handle FOIA requests for archival records.

Since the *Office of Research Services, Special Access and FOIA* does not
process FOIA requests through *FOIAOnline*, your request has been removed
from the *FOIAOnline* website and you will be assigned a new tracking
number by that office within the next 20 business days. If you would like
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below, or electronically via email.

Special Access and FOIA Staff (RD-F)

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740

By phone: 301-837-3190

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By email: specialaccess_foia@nara.gov

For your reference, a copy of your request is below.

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Sincerely,
Susan Gillett
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
National Archives and Records Administration
College Park, MD 20740-6001
301-837-3409
susan.gillett@nara.gov

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Date: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 9:57 AM
Subject: FOIA Request Deletion: NARA-NGC-2018-000790
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Below is an export of the submitted request information for the FOIA
request NARA-NGC-2018-000790.

- *Name and Address*
- First Name: Ryan
- Middle Initial:
- Last Name: Weisensee
- Organization:
- Mailing Address Location: United States/U.S. Territories
- Address Line 1: MuckRock News, 411A Highland Ave
- Address Line 2: DEPT MR 59629
- City: Somerville
- State/Province: MA
- Zip/Postal Code: 02144
- *Contact Information*
- E-mail Address: requests@muckrock.com
- Phone Number:
- Fax Number:
- *Agency and Fee Information*
- Assigned Agency: NGC - Office of General Counsel
- Will Pay Up To: $0.00
- *Description*
- To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the
following records:

Files held by NARA on deceased US senator from Pennsylvania, Arlen
Specter (February 12, 1930 – October 14, 2012) that were delivered to the
administration from either the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
the Secret
Service or the Central Intelligence Agency

The requested documents will be made available to the general public,
and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would
inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my
request. I would
prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment
if available
or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20
business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ryan Weisensee
- *Fee Waiver*
- Fee Waiver Requested: No
- Fee Waiver Reason:
- *Expedited Processing*
- Expedited Processing Requested: No
- Expedited Processing Reason:

From: National Archives and Records Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

September 5, 2018

Ryan Weisensee

MuckRock News

411A Highland Ave

DEPT MR 59629

Somerville, MA 02144

requests@muckrock.com

Dear Mr. Weisensee,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
of August 20, 2018 for records in the custody of the National Archives and
Records Administration. Your request was received in this office August
21, 2018 and assigned FOIA case tracking number *RD 58207*. Your request
was sent to another office for a search under RD 58206; they will respond
to you directly.

You requested files pertaining to Arlen Specter. Our office performed a
search of the FBI index for “Arlen Specter” which did not return any
potentially relevant files within NARA’s holdings. If FBI files related to
the Specter are still in existence they would most likely still be in the
custody of the FBI. You can submit a FOIA request directly to the FBI for
these records. For your convenience, you can submit the request online
using the https://efoia.fbi.gov/#home link, or mail to:

Federal Bureau of Investigation

ATTN: FOI/PA Request

Record/ Information Dissemination Section

170 Marcel Drive

Winchester, VA 22602-4843

This concludes the processing of your request RD 58207. If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly at Jessica.Hartman@nara.gov
or 301.837.1905.

We do not consider this a denial of your request as we do not have the
records in our custody. However, if you are not satisfied with our action
on this request, you have the right to file an administrative appeal within
ninety (90) calendar days from the date of this letter. Appeals must be in
writing and may be delivered by regular U.S. mail or by e-mail. By filing
an appeal, you preserve your rights under the Freedom of Information Act
and present the deciding agency with an opportunity to review your request
and reconsider its decision. If you submit your appeal by regular mail, it
should be addressed to the Deputy Archivist of the United States (ND),
National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 4200,
College Park, Maryland 20740-6001. Both the letter and envelope should be
clearly marked “FOIA Appeal.” If you submit your appeal by e-mail, please
send it to foia@nara.gov, addressed to the Deputy Archivist, with the words
“FOIA Appeal” in the subject line. Please be certain to explain why you
believe this response does not meet the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act. All correspondence should reference your case number RD
58207.

If you would like the opportunity to discuss our response and attempt to
resolve your dispute without initiating the appeals process, you may
contact our FOIA Public Liaison for assistance:

Accessioned Executive Branch Records – Washington, DC Area

FOIA Requester Service Center: 301-837-3190

Acting FOIA Public Liaison: Britney Crawford

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: 301-837-3190

E-mail: dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov

If you are unable to resolve your dispute through our Public Liaison, the
Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) is the federal FOIA
ombudsman. OGIS offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between
FOIA requesters and federal agencies. You may contact OGIS at the following
address:

Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)

National Archives and Records Administration

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 2510

College Park, MD 20740-6001

ogis@nara.gov

202-741-5770

1-877-684-6448

Sincerely,
--
Jessie Hartman
Government Information Specialist
Special Access and FOIA Branch
National Archives at College Park
301.837.1905

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