Memorandum of Conversation: Bush/Putin summit April 2008

Robert Delaware filed this request with the George W Bush (43) Presidential Library of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2014-0319-M

Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Robert Delaware

To Whom It May Concern:

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

This is a Mandatory Declassification Review and a FOIA request for the Memorandum of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008.

You can read more about this meeting here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1584137/George-Bush-and-Vladimir-Putins-final-summit.html

I read a book by Ronald Asmus that mentioned very specifically that the release of this document from the George W. Bush Presidential Library would help scholars better understand the 2008 war between Georgia and Russia.

This is the reason why I am filing this request.

I've been waiting very patiently to file this request until after the 5 year deadline at the George W. Bush library had passed.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not 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,

Robert Delaware

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Robert,

Your recent FOIA/MDR request for the Memorandum of Conversation between
President Bush and President Putin in April of 2008 has been referred to
me. FOIA and Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) are two different ways
to request a document. You may request either FOIA or MDR, but not both
concurrently. In your case, I highly recommend that you file MDR, because
you are specific enough in your document description that we can find it
easily, and the document you request is security classified (P1/b(1)
restriction under the Presidential Records Act and Executive Order 13526).
If you choose to request it under FOIA, then we will first process the
FOIA, and you will then have the opportunity to file an MDR in order to
have it reviewed for declassification.

If you would like to talk more about your request, you can call me at the
phone number below, or email me. If you do choose to file an MDR request,
please fill out the attached request form and make sure to sign and date at
the bottom.

Sincerely,
Sarah A. Haldeman, Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205

(214) 346-1564

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From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On January 24, 2014, you submitted a request for "the Memorandum of
Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008" You requested this information
under both the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Mandatory
Declassification Review (MDR) procedures of E.O. 13526. In accordance with
the implementing regulations for Executive Order 13526 found in 32 CFR
2001.33 (f), the requester is required to choose one declassification
review process or the other. I initially wrote you to clarify your request
on January 23, 2014. If you fail to specify whether you prefer a
declassification review under an MDR or FOIA, the records will be reviewed
under the provisions of FOIA alone. Therefore, if we have not heard from
you in 35 calendar days from the date of this communication, we will close
your MR request and respond to your request solely as a FOIA.
Best regards,

Sarah A. Haldeman, Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205

(214) 346-1564

"LIKE" us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/GWBLibrary
Follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/GWBLibrary

From: Robert Delaware

I having some confusion over this. I'd like to communicate the fact that, Pursuant to the provisions of Executive Order 12958 and Executive Order 13292, I hereby request Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) for the Memorandum of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008.

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

We are in receipt of your recent mandatory review requests. In order to
process the requests, we will need a signed Mandatory Review Address form
from you. Please complete and send me the attached form at your earliest
convenience. You may scan it and email it, send it via mail to the street
address listed below, or fax it to: (214) 346-1699.

Thank you,

Sarah A. Haldeman, Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205

(214) 346-1564

"LIKE" us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/GWBLibrary
Follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/GWBLibrary

From: Sarah Haldeman

Please see attached.

Sarah A. Haldeman, Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205

(214) 346-1564

"LIKE" us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/GWBLibrary
Follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/GWBLibrary

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 Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware,

On February 28, 2014, I sent you the attached letter stating the status of
this request. On February 9, 2014, you had submitted the request for "the
Memorandum of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President
Bush and President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008," under Mandatory
Declassification Review (MR), and not under FOIA. Your MR request was
assigned case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document
#3873 was submitted for agency review. Once coordination with the reviewing
agencies is complete and the provisions of E.O. 13489 have been met, we
will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,
Sarah Haldeman

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

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 Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0319-M .

Thank you for your help.

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware,

On February 9, 2014, you had submitted the request for "the
Memorandum of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President
Bush and President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008," under Mandatory
Declassification Review (MR), and not under FOIA. Your MR request was
assigned case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document
#3873 was submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under
review
with the agencies.
Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and
the provisions of E.O. 13489 have been met, we
will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,
Sarah Haldeman

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Quick

Dear Mr. Delaware,

Thank you for your FOIA requests. I'm working on part of the initial
search, and I have a follow-up question to ensure that you receive all of
the records that relate to your request.

When we search for records, are you interested in receiving correspondence
sent by members of the general public, news clippings, press releases, or
other publicly released material? Many of the publicly released materials
and press releases can be found online at
http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ under the 'News' section.

If you would like to talk to me about the search, or if you need
clarification on my questions, you can contact me at sarah.quick@nara.gov.

Sincerely,

Sarah Quick

Archivist, George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Quick

Mr. Delaware,

I'm writing to make sure that you received my email of September 5, 2014
regarding your FOIA requests. In that email, I asked if you would like to
receive correspondence from members of the general public, news clippings,
press releases, and other publicly released material. We can either
include or exclude this material from our search, based upon your
preference.

If we don't hear from you, we will include this material in the search.
You can reach me at sarah.quick@nara.gov if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Sarah Quick
Archivist, George W. Bush Presidential Library

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From: Robert Delaware

Hello Mrs. Quick-

I'm only interested in the memorandum of conversation, I read a book ("A Little War That Shook The World") about the conflict between Russia and Georgia in 2008.

This book specifically said that the release of this memorandum of conversation by the Bush library would greatly benefit the historical record regarding this conflict. The author of the book implored the Bush library to expedite the release of these records.

Considering that many of the things that happened in the conflict in Georgia now look to be repeating themselves in Ukraine, I believe that there is a compelling public interest in releasing this document.

Thank you for your work on this request, and I welcome the commitment to transparency.

Robert Delaware

From: Sarah Quick

Dear Mr. Delaware,

I'm so sorry for the confusion. When I sent my previous emails to you, I
responded to the initial email address on file, which was associated with
one of your earlier requests. I actually intended to ask about your
preference for news clippings, public mail, and publicly released material
as related to several new FOIA requests (requests regarding: Peggy Noonan,
Dr. Benjamin Carson, President Bush's West Point Commencement Speech in
06/2002, the filmmaker Michael Moore, and the 2003 California gubernatorial
recall election). I did not realize that you had separate email addresses
for each of these requests and mistakenly emailed your earlier address.

Thank you for the additional information on request 2014-0319-M. I'll make
sure that your reply to me is directed to the appropriate staff member.

I realized my mistake earlier today and also replied to the email address
that accompanied your Ben Carson FOIA, but I can send my question about
news clippings and publicly available materials to the other email
addresses if you would like. Please let me know if you would like me to
forward the email, and thank you for your response.

Sincerely,
Sarah Quick

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 Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0319-M .

Thank you for your help.

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provision
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.
Best,

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

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 Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0319-M .

Thank you for your help.

From: Sarah Haldeman

January 6, 2015

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provision
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

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 Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0319-M .

Thank you for your help.

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provision
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

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 Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0319-M .

Thank you for your help.

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provision
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

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 Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0319-M .

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

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provision
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,

Sarah Haldeman

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provision
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,

Sarah Haldeman

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provision
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,

Sarah Haldeman

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provision
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,

Sarah Haldeman

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provisions
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,
Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provisions
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,
Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provisions
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,
Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provisions
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,
Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provisions
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,
Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provisions
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,
Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provisions
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,
Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist/Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM)
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

I will be out of the office from Wednesday, October 12th through Monday, October 17th. I'll be back on Tuesday, October 18th. For any questions that cannot wait until then, please email Neelie Holm at neelie.holm@nara.gov. You can also call Neelie at (214) 346-1574. (mailto:neelie.holm@nara.gov)
Best, Sarah
--

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provisions
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,
Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provisions
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,
Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provisions
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,
Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provisions
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,
Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provisions
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sincerely,

Sarah Haldeman

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Robert Delaware

Sarah Haldeman-

Thank you for the update! I appreciate your continued communication on this matter. If you're interested, I encourage you to read the book by Ronald Asmus about the 2008 war between Georgia and Russia. In the book, Asmus states that the release of this document by the George W. Bush library would greatly help the public policy makers and journalists understand the relationship between American Presidents and Vladimir Putin. It was with this in mind that I filed this request.

I appreciate your continued attention to this matter, and appreciate your commitment to public transparency.

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provisions
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provisions
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provisions
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provisions
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Sarah Haldeman

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provisions
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From:

I will be out of the office until Monday, November 27th. For any questions that cannot wait until then, please email Neelie Holm at neelie.holm@nara.gov. You can also call Neelie at (214) 346-1580. (mailto:neelie.holm@nara.gov)
Best, Sarah
--

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: George W Bush (43) Presidential Library

Dear Mr. Delaware:

On February 9, 2014 you changed what was once a Freedom of Information
Request to a Mandatory Review Request. This request was for "the Memorandum
of Conversation that resulted from the meeting between President Bush and
President Putin in Sochi in April of 2008." Your MR request was assigned
case number 2014-0319-M. In response to that request, document #3873 was
submitted for agency review. The document submitted remains under review
with the agencies.

Once coordination with the reviewing agencies is complete and the provisions
of E.O. 13489 have been met, we will contact you regarding your MR request.

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library

Sarah A. Haldeman
Archivist
George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: Robert Delaware

Dear Mrs. Sarah Haldeman:

Thank you for the update. I understand that Mandatory Review Request is still under review. I understand that this is a long process. I specifically filed this MR request because I read a book where a former employee of the State Department said the release of this document by the Bush library would greatly help scholars understand the 2008 conflict between Georgia and Russia. It was also inferred that this document would shed light on the deterioration of relations between the US and the Russian government between the Bush administration and the Obama administration.

I am grateful for the work you do everyday as an archivist, and I appreciate your commitment to transparency and the historical record.

Robby Delaware

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