Meeting of Trump Tower (June 2016)

Carlos Gamez filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

F-2018-00463

Due Jan. 9, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Carlos Gamez

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents as they relate to the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Trump, Trump Jr., and Russians. This is reported by CNN at http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/06/politics/trump-jr-testimony-lawmakers-president-trump-tower-meeting/index.html

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,

Carlos Gamez

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

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

From: Carlos Gamez

I hereby appeal the determination based on the following:

I. The "Glomar Response" is not able to be applied in this instance. This is since officials "beyond the authority of the CIA" have acknowledged such account. In a statement, Donald Trump has acknowledged such account while providing a rebuttal to Bannon's statement(s). Furthermore, since a "direct authority" has acknowledged and confirmed such account "beyond reasonable doubt" no agency can use a "Glomar Response".

II. I hereby appeal under the classification under both statutes stated in the response letter. I appeal based on the fact that all " segregable parts" must be released under FOIA. If any records are to exist under this request the "applicable standard" must be applied. This further means that above all "full light to the government's doings" must prevail. If any documents are held responsive to this request all "proper records" are to be released. As any records that fall out of scope of the "exemption thereof" is not to be withheld. This means that all records applicable that don't relate to "sources and methods" are to be released. Unless such records are "fully intertwined" the records are to be released under FOIA law.

From: Carlos Gamez

Additional Information for Appeal:
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/03/steve-bannon-says-a-june-2016-trump-tower-meeting-was-treasonous.html
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/steve-bannon-revealed-during-testimony-he-spoke-with-reince-priebus-sean-spicer-about-trump-tower-meeting-report/article/2646235
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/01/03/politics/president-donald-trump-steve-bannon/index.html&ved=2ahUKEwiH6bSb6_rYAhUHu1MKHTbcBBcQFjAOegQICRAB&usg=AOvVaw0HQX4SW-Fw0qm_Fi-ihDAt&ampcf=1

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

From: Carlos Gamez

What is the status of my appeal?

From: Carlos Gamez

What is the status of this request?

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

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