Diplomatic Intercepts - Portugal

Paul Galante filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

1423733-000, DOJ-AP-2019-004471

1423733-000

Due Jan. 4, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Paul Galante


To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of FBI file 65-HQ-41833, on the interception of diplomatic communications from the Portugese government during World War II.

Please conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, for both main-file records and cross-reference records for all relevant names, individuals, agencies and companies. If any potentially responsive records have been destroyed and/or transferred to NARA, then I request copies of the destruction or transfer slips as well as any other documentation relating to, mentioning or describing said transfer or destruction, to include but not be limited to confirmation that the Bureau has no other copies of said records. If previously released records are available, then I request a rolling release consisting of those records while additional records are located and processed for release.

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,

Paul Galante

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From: Paul Galante

To Whom It May Concern:

This is an appeal of FOIA request 1423733-000. I am appealing the decisions to neither confirm or deny the existence of segregable records, to deny the request in full under exemptions b1 and b3, and the integrity of the search performed in its entirety. This record is in fact known to exist as its existence has already been disclosed in records previously released by the FBI, including records posted online to the Vault. Relevant excerpts of those files have been enclosed for your convenience. I appreciate your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely,

Paul Galante

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

This message is to notify you of a new appeal submission to the FOIAonline application. Appeal information is as follows:
* Appeal Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2019-004471
* Request Tracking Number: 1423733
* Requester Name: Paul Galante
* Date Submitted: 04/24/2019
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: FBI appeal

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To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.

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DOJ-AP-2019-004471 has been processed with the following final disposition: Completely Reversed/Remanded.
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