Hillary Clinton’s Secret Salad Dressing

Gabi Ivens filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
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From: Gabi Ivens

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All emails and corresponding attachments sent from Hillary Rodham Clinton (or any person who communicates on her behalf) where the email contains any of the following keywords in the subject or body: "salad dressing", "salad", "recipe", "secret salad recipe". Please limit emails to those sent between 13 January 2009 and 4 March 2015.

This salad dressing recipe was referenced in a script Clinton prepared in order to explain the private email server she used while Secretary of State. See more here: https://www.npr.org/2016/10/13/497880554/the-video-defense-about-her-emails-hillary-clinton-never-gave

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.


Gabi Ivens

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Ivens,

This is in response to your email concerning your FOIA case control number F-2019-08270.

Your request is 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>
Katrina M. Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service


From: U.S. Department of State

**THIS EMAIL BOX IS NOT MONITORED, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.** Ms.Ivens: This email acknowledges receipt of your July 18, 2019, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. § 552) request received by the U.S. Department of State, Office ofInformation Programs and Services on July 25, 2019, regardingall emails and corresponding attachments sent from Hillary Rodham Clinton where the email contains any of the following: salad dressing, salad, recipe, secret salad recipe. This Office assigned your request the subject reference number and placed it in the complex processing track where it will beprocessed as quickly as possible. See 22 CFR § 171.11(h). This Office willnot be able to respond within the 20 days provided by the statute due to“unusual circumstances.” See 5 U.S.C. §552(a)(6)(B)(i)-(iii). In this instance,the unusual circumstances include the need to search for and collect requestedrecords from other Department offices or Foreign Service posts. If you have any questions regarding yourrequest , would like to narrow the scope or arrange analternative time frame to speed its processing, or would like an estimated dateof completion, please contact our FOIA Requester Service Center or our FOIAPublic Liaison by email at FOIAstatus@state.gov or telephone at202-261-8484. Additionally, youmay contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at theNational Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIAmediation services they offer. Thecontact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government InformationServices, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS,College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, email at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. **THIS EMAIL BOX IS NOT MONITORED, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.**

From: U.S. Department of State

Please see the attached regarding FOIA request F-2019-08270.
Best Regards,
John O'Neal

  • Department of State Response on FOIA Request F-2019-08270



  • Department of State Response on FOIA Request F-2019-08270