James W. McCord Jr.

Nicholas Marritz filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Nicholas Marritz

To Whom It May Concern:


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

All records related to James Walter McCord Jr. (died June 15, 2017). Mr. McCord was a CIA employee for 19 years and was one of the Watergate burglars. If any potentially responsive records have been destroyed or transferred, then I request copies of all records relating to, mentioning or describing the transfer or destruction. 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.


I request that all fees related to the processing of this request be waived. As one of the Watergate burglars, Mr. McCord was a key player in a significant moment in American history. Because Mr. McCord was a CIA employee, the Agency's records are likely to provide the public with significant insight into that moment. I am not making this request for commercial purposes— I am making it so that responsive records will be easily available to students, historians, journalists, and the general public. All responsive documents will be made available to the general public online for free. 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 that this request be 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.


Nicholas Marritz

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Nicholas Marritz

Thank you for sending this interim response letter, which I indeed had not received previously. I look forward to receiving a substantive response soon.

My best,

Nick Marritz

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A copy of documents responsive to the request.