Report of USG Investigation of mis-routing of USS Liberty Messages

Joe Meadors filed this request with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum of the United States of America.
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From: Joe Meadors

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Report of the US government investigation into the mis-routing of messages to the USS Liberty from June 6-8, 1967 ordering the ship to move to a position not less than 100 miles from the shore of the United Arab Republic (Egypt).

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,

Joe Meadors

From: John Wilson

Dear Mr Meadors:

This letter is in response to your request dated 23 April 2015 for release
of information from the Lyndon B. Johnson Library under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA)(5 U.S.C., 552 as amended). Your request for access
to documents pertaining to *USS Liberty* messages was received by the Lyndon
B. Johnson Library on 24 April 2015.

The records you have requested are not Presidential, Vice Presidential, or
Federal records. They are donated historical material and therefore are
not subject to request under FOIA provisions. According to 5 U.S.C.
ยง552(f), the Freedom of Information Act does not apply to donated
historical material. Thus, we do not consider this to be a denial under
the Freedom of Information Act.

If you consider this response to be a denial of your FOIA request, you may
appeal by writing to the Deputy Archivist, the National Archives and
Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001. To
be considered timely, your appeal should be received by the Deputy
Archivist within 35 days of your receipt of this letter. Both the letter
and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act
Appeal."

We do have material relating to the* USS Liberty
<http://www.lbjlibrary.net/collections/subject-guides/foreign.html>*
incident that is available for research. To effectively use this material
you, or someone working on your behalf, needs to visit our facility. For
$.30 per page you can order photocopies by mail, but it is difficult to
identify what you want without seeing it first. Any documents that remain
withdrawn or sanitized will be listed on withdrawal sheets, and
declassification can be requested through Mandatory Review.

If you have any questions or need additional information, let me know.

Sincerely,

John Wilson

Archivist

LBJ Library

(512) 721-0182

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