Israeli intelligence creation (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # DOJ-AP-2016-003723; 1349910-000
Due April 29, 2016
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to, mentioning, describing or referring to the creation of or liaisons with any of the Israeli intelligence services, including but not limited to Aman, Mossad, Shin Bet (AKA Shabak), Nativ and Lekem.

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,

From: FOIPAQUESTIONS

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Thank you,

Holly Early
Public Liaison/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
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From: Michael Best

Holly,

I'm unable to check the request's status in that manner, as I never received confirmation of the request or a FOIA number. As shown here, I sent the request over a month ago: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/raw_email/237576/

Michael Best

From: FOIPAQUESTIONS

Dear Mr. Best,

The FBI has received your additional correspondence regarding your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it has been forwarded to the assigned analyst for review. A response will be forthcoming.

Additional information regarding the FOIPA may be accessed at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/.

If you require additional assistance please contact me.

Thank you,

Holly Early
Public Liaison/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4854
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
E-mail: foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov>
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@ic.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 http://www.fbi.gov/foia by clicking on the CHECK STATUS OF YOUR FOI/PA REQUEST under the FOIA INDEX located on the right side of the page. Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the GLOMAR decision as to the Israeli Liaison, as that only applies when acknowledging the existence of the information is impossible. However, the FBI has previously acknowledged its collaboration with Israel and sharing information on investigative, national security, and counterterrorism matters. Many of these issues are also decades old and no longer of active concern, and thus viable for review and release.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

06/24/2016 12:42 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-003723

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2016-003723 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal.

  • Best, Michael, AP-2016-003723, FBI, Glomar 1 3 3024, Appeal response l

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d28114d85d)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-005717
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 09/02/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: DRC appeal

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

The FOIA request DOJ-2016-005717 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOJ-AP-2016-005717. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-005717
* New Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2016-005717
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 09/02/2016
* Long Description: DRC appeal

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