NSC Intelligence Document on Suzanne Massie

Robert Delaware filed this request with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library of the United States of America.
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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 request is for a document labeled the "NSC Intelligence Document". This document is about the author Suzanne Massie, a close friend of President Reagan, and an expert on the Soviet Union and the Russian people.

According to the book "The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan" by the journalist James Mann, this document is currently located in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. This document dates from March of 1987.

In the interest of the historical record, and considering that the Soviet Union collapsed decades ago, this request is to have that document released to the public.

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: Jennifer Mandel

Dear Mr. Delaware:

Thank you for your FOIA request of 10/15/2012. The document that you've referenced - "NSC Intelligence Document" - is a cover page used by the NSC to transmit classified communications. In some cases, the documents transmitted have been declassified, in others, they remain closed.

I would be very happy to help you access the document cited in Mann's book, but I will need a more specific citation, one that includes the collection, box number and folder title. Without this additional information, we cannot locate the specific item of interest. I am happy to send you an example of a cover sheet - but I suspect that this will not be helpful, since the cover sheet doesn't actually contain any information.

If the document behind the cover sheet is declassified, I will be happy to provide a copy to you, and no FOIA request will be necessary. If it's still classified, you can certainly make a FOIA or Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) request for the item. But it would be better to wait until we know exactly what you seek before proceeding with the official request.
I look forward to getting additional citation information from you, so that we can proceed.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Mandel
Archivist
Ronald Reagan Library

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October 15, 2012
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, California 93065

To Whom It May Concern:

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

This request is for a document labeled the "NSC Intelligence Document". This document is about the author Suzanne Massie, a close friend of President Reagan, and an expert on the Soviet Union and the Russian people.

According to the book "The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan" by the journalist James Mann, this document is currently located in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. This document dates from March of 1987.

In the interest of the historical record, and considering that the Soviet Union collapsed decades ago, this request is to have that document released to the public.

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

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