FBI file of Eleanor Mondale

David Bixenspan filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: David Bixenspan

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I should be categorized as a media requester. This request is part of my reporting process, and I will use the materials in my coverage (for various outlets including VICE, Wrestling Observer, Fighting Spirit Magazine, and Death & Taxes) of news in the public interest. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the FBI file on journalist Eleanor Mondale, also known as Eleanor Mondale Poling and Eleanor Poling after her final marriage. Proof of death to address privacy concerns and limit redactions:

January 19, 1960 – September 17, 2011
NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/us/eleanor-mondale-daughter-of-former-vice-president-dead-at-51.html?_r=0
Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/eleanor-mondale-daughter-of-former-vice-president-dies-at-51/2011/09/17/gIQADYAdaK_story.html
USA Today: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/people/obit/story/2011-09-17/eleanor-mondale/50445126/1
People Magazine: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20530283,00.html
LA Times: http://articles.latimes.com/2011/sep/18/local/la-me-eleanor-mondale-20110918
The Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/09/19/eleanor-mondale-dead-at-51-led-an-exuberant-eventful-life.html

Please provide not just main file records, but also for cross-reference records, the products of an ELSUR search, and all records of past requests and denials for records pertaining to this case file. For anything not produced, please send a proper Vaughn Index.

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.


David Bixenspan

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Bixenspan,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ or http://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact us at foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Ofc: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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From: David Bixenspan

To whom it may concern,

This is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act.

Being that Eleanor Mondale was the daughter of a Vice President, the likelihood that she was not tracked by the FBI seems nil. Please re-do all searches, and if they come up empty, please turn over all search result pages showing no results, as well as all records of previous requests.

Thank you,
David Bixenspan

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

09/20/2016 03:04 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-005442

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2016-005442 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- No records.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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