Request for correspondence

John Kirsch filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
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From: John Kirsch

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of all releasable correspondence between the CIA and Edward Jay Epstein concerning books that Epstein has written.

Epstein is an American investigative journalist and a former political science professor at Harvard, UCLA, and MIT.

I request copies of correspondence between Epstein and the CIA for the two years prior to the publication and the two years after publication of the following books:

Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth (1966)
Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald (1978)
Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB & the CIA (1989)
The Assassination Chronicles: Inquest, Counterplot, and Legend (1992)
The JFK Assassination Diary: My Search for Answers to the Mystery of the Century (2013)

I'm the author of a blog on the Kennedy assassination,

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 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.


John Kirsch

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been rejected.


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2015-02181.

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

From: Central Intelligence Agency

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