Records Related to Threats Made Against Senator Dianne Feinstein and Her Husband

Jordan Lassiter filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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1588760-000

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From: Jordan Lassiter

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am writing to request any and all records related to threats made against Senator Dianne Feinstein and her husband, including but not limited to the following:

Documents, memos, or reports related to threats made against Senator Feinstein and her husband, including those obtained through the use of electronic surveillance (ELSUR) and keystring searches;

Social media posts, comments, or messages related to threats made against Senator Feinstein and her husband;

Follow-up investigations conducted by the FBI or any other law enforcement agency in relation to these threats, including any interagency searches.

To facilitate the search for these records, I suggest using the following keystring search terms:

Dianne Feinstein
Richard Blum
Threats
Harassment
Intimidation
Violence
Assault

Given the potentially large scope of this request, I respectfully request that the FBI provide any responsive records on a rolling basis, as they become available. This will help ensure that I receive responsive records in a timely manner and allow me to more effectively manage and prioritize the review of the records.To the extent that records are withheld or redacted, I ask that you provide the specific legal basis for the withholding or redaction, and that you provide any segregable portions of otherwise exempt records. In addition, I remind you that FOIA requires agencies to produce records in their entirety, even if portions of the records are exempt from disclosure. See, e.g., Bevis v. Department of State, 801 F.2d 1386, 1389 (D.C. Cir. 1986) (stating that an agency must "release all reasonably segregable portions of [the] record").

I also remind you that FOIA requires agencies to disclose records even if they have been deleted or improperly redacted. See, e.g., Payne Enterprises, Inc. v. United States, 837 F.2d 486, 488 (D.C. Cir. 1988) (stating that an agency must "conduct a reasonable search for records, and cannot limit its search to only those records that it believes to be intact").

If any records responsive to this request have been destroyed, deleted, or otherwise disposed of, I ask that you provide the following information:

The date and circumstances of the disposal or destruction;

The name, title, and position of the person who authorized the disposal or destruction;

The name, title, and position of the person or persons responsible for carrying out the disposal or destruction;

The procedures that were followed for disposing of or destroying the records; and

A description of the records that were destroyed or disposed of.

Finally, I remind you that FOIA provides for attorney's fees and litigation costs to be awarded to a prevailing plaintiff. See 5 U.S.C. ยง 552(a)(4)(E). Therefore, I urge you to comply fully with this request and to respond within the statutory time frame.

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,

Good Citizen

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