Christopher Cramer diplomatic cables

Todd Feathers filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-2019-02357

Due Jan. 22, 2019
Est. Completion Sept. 16, 2022
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Todd Feathers


To Whom It May Concern:

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

1) Copies of all diplomatic cables regarding the Jan. 12, 2015 death of Christopher Cramer, of Milford, NH, in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia and the subsequent investigation.

2) A copy of all State Department investigation reports regarding the death of Mr. Cramer.

Mr. Cramer's death has been well documented in the media:

Obituary: http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries-memorials/obituaries/2015/06/25/christopher-joseph-cramer/

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2016/01/14/new-hampshire-contractors-death-in-saudi-arabia-unresolved-a-year-later

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist and intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest.

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,

Todd Feathers

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Feathers,

This is in response to your fax on February 27, 2019. The Office of Information Programs and Services will soon provide a response to your inquiry regarding FOIA case control number F-2019-02357.

Please note that the Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,000 cases. As the Department continues to work through its backlog, it is mindful of its accountability to the public.

We truly appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
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From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Feathers,

This is in response to your email below concerning your FOIA case control number F-2019-02357

Your request is still in process. We will follow-up with our colleagues about your request for an estimated date of completion in this case.

We truly appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>
Regards,
Katrina M. Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Feathers,

This is in response to your email below concerning your FOIA case control number F-2019-02357

Your request is still in process. We will follow-up with our colleagues about your request for an estimated date of completion in this case.

We truly appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>
Regards,
Katrina M. Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Todd Feathers,

This is in response to your e-mail below concerning your Freedom of Information Act case control number F-2019-02357.

Your request continues to be processed. We will follow-up with our colleagues about your request for an estimated date of completion in this case.

We appreciate your continued patience.
Regards,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From:

Dear Mr. Feathers,

You previously contacted the Department of State's FOIA Requester Service Center and requested an estimated date of completion (EDC) for your request, Case Control Number F-2019-02357.

It has been determined that the EDC for this request is September 16, 2022. EDCs are estimates and are subject to change. Please be advised that the Department takes its FOIA responsibilities seriously and is processing your request as quickly as possible. If your request can be completed prior to the EDC, a response will be sent to you sooner.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding a FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

You may also contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, email address: ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>; telephone: (202) 741-5770; toll free number: 1-877-684-6448; facsimile: (202) 741-5769.

We appreciate your continued patience.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

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