Robert Levinson Talking Points (Department of State)

Zack Sampson filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2013-21279
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Communications

From: Zack Sampson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any talking points, or similar memos, emails, and transcripts providing advice on how to handle media interviews and statements, prepared for Department of State staff or any other federal official regarding Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent believed to be lost in Iran or southwest Asia. Please include every version of talking points regarding Robert Levinson created and used between March 1, 2007 and the date this request is processed.

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,

Zack Sampson

From: Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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 Dec. 20, 2013. 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-2013-21279.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply.

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 Dec. 20, 2013. 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-2013-21279.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

The estimated completion date is August 2014.

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 Dec. 20, 2013. 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-2013-21279.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

The estimated completion date is August 2014.
Regards,
Katrina Wood

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 Dec. 20, 2013. 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-2013-21279.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Zack Sampson,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated August 1, 2014, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. You were originally provided with an estimated completion date of August 2014. We have asked for an extension due date due to the fact that the information located from the search process is currently being prepared for the review process. We will provide you with a new estimated completion date as soon as it becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

If you have questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

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 Dec. 20, 2013. 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-2013-21279.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Sampson,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated November 20, 2014, inquiring about the status of your request. Please be advised that a copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Information regarding the status will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

If you have questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Jennine A. Daniels
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Sampson,

The results of your case will be mailed today to the address on file.
Best,
Jennine A. Daniels
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Zack Sampson

The new estimated completion date is November 2014.
Best,
Jennine

From: Department of State

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of State

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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