Leslie Aspin Jr.

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

DOJ-AP-2019-006023, DOJ-AP-2020-000601

DOJ-AP-2019-006023

Est. Completion None
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Fix Required
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From: Emma North-Best


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to or mentioning Leslie Aspin Jr., who the FBI have already disclosed having records on (see attached document). I request that a cross-reference search be conducted with Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers, and Vietnam Task Force Study.

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,

Emma Best

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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You may be contacted via formal letter for all fees and/or negotiation issues that may apply.

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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>

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

  • E352ad2e3d2bd746b076f8cf8ce6a8d309a467c12_Q41324_R347566_D2288231

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From: Emma North-Best

I am appealing the decision to provide only preprocessed documents (without clarifying whether it was a final or interim release, leaving no choice but to assume the former) contrary to the explicit scope of the original FOIA. Quote, "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."

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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-2019-006023
* Request Tracking Number: 1343058
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 07/19/2019
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: FBI appeal

From: Muckrock Staff

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.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Appeals are handled by the Office of Information Policy (OIP), U.S. Department of Justice, not the FBI. Once OIP renders a decision regarding your appeal, the FBI will be notified of the decision.
For all appeals or appeal status updates please contact OIP (you must clearly cite your FOIPA number in any correspondence to OIP to have your request properly identified).
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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.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

DOJ-AP-2019-006023 has been processed with the following final disposition: Closed for Other Reasons

  • Best, Emma, AP-2019-006023, FBI - Close Clarify not preprocessed FBI did conduct search

From: Emma North-Best

No such July 23rd response was ever received. Please resend it.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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You can download the files at:

* [E352ad2e3d2bd746b076f8cf8ce6a8d309a467c12_Q41324_R350910_D2340579.pdf](https://efoia.fbi.gov/download-file/submission-352ad2e3d2bd746b076f8cf8ce6a8d309a467c12/JVAQUls3XKJpZGl/E352ad2e3d2bd746b076f8cf8ce6a8d309a467c12_Q41324_R350910_D2340579.pdf)
* [E352ad2e3d2bd746b076f8cf8ce6a8d309a467c12_Q41324_R350910_D2340580.pdf](https://efoia.fbi.gov/download-file/submission-352ad2e3d2bd746b076f8cf8ce6a8d309a467c12/Oz6lmTiv2Turdm2/E352ad2e3d2bd746b076f8cf8ce6a8d309a467c12_Q41324_R350910_D2340580.pdf)
* [E352ad2e3d2bd746b076f8cf8ce6a8d309a467c12_Q41324_R350910_D2340581.pdf](https://efoia.fbi.gov/download-file/submission-352ad2e3d2bd746b076f8cf8ce6a8d309a467c12/xoJtKZcqkSk3gZz/E352ad2e3d2bd746b076f8cf8ce6a8d309a467c12_Q41324_R350910_D2340581.pdf)
* [E352ad2e3d2bd746b076f8cf8ce6a8d309a467c12_Q41324_R350910_D2340582.pdf](https://efoia.fbi.gov/download-file/submission-352ad2e3d2bd746b076f8cf8ce6a8d309a467c12/4of8GyoCSfUVZ2t/E352ad2e3d2bd746b076f8cf8ce6a8d309a467c12_Q41324_R350910_D2340582.pdf)
* [E352ad2e3d2bd746b076f8cf8ce6a8d309a467c12_Q41324_R350910_D2340583.pdf](https://efoia.fbi.gov/download-file/submission-352ad2e3d2bd746b076f8cf8ce6a8d309a467c12/HirGkh0nPClpqmS/E352ad2e3d2bd746b076f8cf8ce6a8d309a467c12_Q41324_R350910_D2340583.pdf)
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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dear Ms. Best:

This is in response to your letter dated September 25, 2019. Please note that I am attaching a signed copy of OIP's response submitted to you as well as the FBI's letter dated July 23, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact OIP at 202-514-3642.

Sincerely,
PJ/OIP

Please do not reply to this e-mail, as this account is not monitored. Thank you.

  • Enclosure AP-2019-006023 (1)

  • Best, Emma, AP-2019-006023, FBI - Close Clarify not preprocessed FBI did conduct search.resigned

From: Emma North-Best

I am appealing the FBI's July 23rd response as well as DOJ's entire handling of the appeal, as the FBI sent the records to someone who is plainly not me based off a cursory overview of their name, address and the FOIA tracking number.

  • Enclosure AP-2019-006023 (1)

  • Best, Emma, AP-2019-006023, FBI - Close Clarify not preprocessed FBI did conduct search.resigned

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-2020-000601
* Request Tracking Number: 1343058
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 10/29/2019
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description:
FBI appeal

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

DOJ-AP-2020-000601 has been processed with the following final disposition: Closed for Other Reasons.
Given the nature of this request, some records are only being released to you as the requester. If you have an account in FOIAonline, you may access those records by [FOIAONLINE_HOME]. Otherwise, those responsive records will be sent via the method agreed upon with the FOIA processor.

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