Mandatory Declassification Request for 2004 CIA IG Report on CT Interrogation & Detention Program

Jeffrey Kaye filed this request with the Inspector General Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2015-01660
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From: Jeffrey Kaye

To Whom It May Concern:

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

This submission constitutes a new Mandatory Declassification Request (MDR) for the full 2004 CIA Inspector General report, "Counterterrorism Detention and Interrogation Activities, September 2001 to October 2003" (hereafter 2004 Report), including all appendices. The IG report number for that document is 2003-7123-IG, and is dated 7 May 2004. The report has been declassified twice already, once in 2008 and once again in August 2009. A URL for the most recent declassified version is https://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/torture_archive/20040507.pdf.

Since the last declassification of the 2004 Report a good deal of further information on the CIA's detention and interrogation activities has become public. In particular, I refer to the declassified executive summary of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee's study on the CIA's detention and interrogation program, declassified on December 3, 2014, and the CIA's own response to the SSCI study, dated 27 June 2013 and released at roughly the same time as the SSCI executive summary in December 2014. Other information regarding the material presented in the CIA's 2004 Report has been covered in the press, and via investigations by foreign courts or civil organizations. (For instance, see "The hidden history of the CIA’s prison in Poland," by Adam Goldman, Washington Post, 23 January 2014.)

It is my belief that there is a good deal more that can now be declassified from the 2004 Report, given that over 5-1/2 years have elapsed since the last declassification was undertaken. Hence, this MDR will not be satisfied by reference to the August 2009 version of the report, but constitutes a brand new MDR for this document.

If there has been another declassification of this document that I am unaware of, and if it was undertaken before December 2014, i.e., since the SSCI study and the CIA response referenced above was released, then it is my contention that this new MDR be conducted per my statutory request, as the amount of declassified information that was novel in the SSCI study and CIA response constitute a major basis for this request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Jeffrey Kaye

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 31, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 31, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Inspector General Central Intelligence Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Jeffrey Kaye

Dear CIA FOIA Office,

Re F-2015-01660

On March 31, 2015 I submitted a MDR request for a copy of the full 2004 CIA Inspector General report, "Counterterrorism Detention and Interrogation Activities, September 2001 to October 2003" (hereafter 2004 Report), including all appendices. I explained my rationale for a MDR of the previously released document.

On June 16, 2015, I received a letter from Information and Privacy Coordinator Michael Levergne stating that my March 31, 2015 MDR request was never received. Mr. Levergne also stated that his office was also "currently processing a request for the same records from another requester."

This loss or failure to receive my March 31 request is a singular incident in my experience with the CIA FOIA office. I ask for the name of the other requester, the date of their request, and if possible, a copy of that request. Such information is public knowledge, and I know that the first two of my requests are regularly published publicly in released FOIA logs of the Agency.

As to the matter of a twenty cent fee for a copy of the record, I request an exemption for such a fee, as this is a request from and for the purposes of use of a press entity. Any use of this document is meant for release via the press entities Muckrock News and Firedoglake.com, and other press entities that may also be interested. The purpose of this MDR is not for the profit of this requester, but to fulfill a matter of social interest and historical record.

If possible, I ask that CIA release this document in digital form on a CD. If necessary, I would be willing to pay up to $25.00 for such a CD copy. But I also ask that a press exemption on such costs be extended to my request.

Sincerely,
Jeffrey Kaye

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 31, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2015-01660.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 31, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2015-01660.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Inspector General Central Intelligence Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Inspector General Central Intelligence Agency

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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